David Grandstaff, 77

David D. Grandstaff, 77, of North Manchester, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. 

He was born March 31, 1940, in North Manchester, to Paul E. and Mary Alice (Flenar) Grandstaff.

David was a 1958 graduate of Manchester High School and attended Wabash College.  He left college in 1962 to return home and help rebuild the family business, Grandstaff Rendering Service in North Manchester.

He married Jane C. Stands at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Manchester on July 19, 1959.  David was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.  He was well known for his philanthropy, church and community involvement, and countless hours of volunteer work.   

He is survived by his wife, Jane C. Grandstaff of North Manchester; two daughters, Erin (Steven) Jungbauer of Leesburg, and Penny (Rick) Ruppert of Rochester; six grandchildren, Sarah (Keegan) Bruner and Rachel Jungbauer, both of Leesburg, Samantha Ruppert and Jeffrey Ruppert, both of Rochester, Tracy Jo (Nate) Hilden of Canton, Ga., and Eric (Angela) Jungbauer of Noblesville; four great-grandchildren, Clara & Evelyn Hilden of Canton, and Jaclyn & Mary Jungbauer of Noblesville; brother, Dan (Carolyn Worthing) Grandstaff of Chapel Hill, N.C., and two sisters, Becky Kilgore of Conway, Ark., and Nancy Straka of Huntington.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Jeffrey Grandstaff who died in 1993.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 113 W. Main St., North Manchester, with Pastor Jeff Hawkins, Deaconess Sabine Thomas, and Pastor Judy Follis officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. 

Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Friday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main Street, North Manchester and 9-11 a.m. Saturday, at the church.

Preferred memorials are Jeffrey L. Grandstaff Memorial Scholarship Endowment, the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, or the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation.

The memorial guest book for David may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Nov 21