Stanley Henry Cluff


Stanley Henry Cluff passed away September 7, 2021

CLUFF—Stanley Henry Cluff, 104, of Florence died Sept. 7, 2021, at his home.

Stan was born at home in Tenstrike, Minn., to E.E. Cluff and Margaret G. Schultz Cluff on Aug. 20, 1917. Stan was one of 13 children.

Stan and Ella A. Westberg were married Dec. 21, 1940.

Stan served his country in the U.S. Navy from May 8, 1944, to Jan. 10, 1946. He was honorably discharged on the West Coast. Ella and their young daughter Cleo Alice joined him. They lived in Klamath Falls and Springfield, Ore., before settling in the Mapleton/Swisshome area.

Stan worked in local lumber mills: Haskins Lumber Company, Erskine Lumber Company and Davidson Industries.

He was a past master in the Masonic Lodge and a volunteer in the Swisshome Fire Department.

Stan and Ella square danced for many years. Stan was a square dance caller for a time, and he attributed his long life to staying active and square dancing.

In later years, he enjoyed the local Meals on Wheels Program at the Senior Center in Florence.

Stan is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sisters, wife Ella and daughter Cleo Cockman. He is survived by son-in-law Witte Cockman, daughters Connie Cluff (life partner Richard Robinson), daughter Carla Dutcher (life partner Danny McIntyre), four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.

The family thanks all caregivers who helped care for Dad. This includes PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Primary Care, PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Palliative Care and PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Home Health and Hospice.

A special thanks to Janice and Robert Fiscus, Nancy Allen and Elise Smith.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of Stan to Meals on Wheels of Lane County Florence, Ore.

Interment arrangements by Burn’s Riverside Chapel of Florence, Ore. A graveside service will be held at a later date for family.

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