Edward “Dutch” Stauder WOODSTOCK, GA.- Edward “Dutch” Stauder passed away unexpectedly due to heart failure on Friday, Jan. 7, 2017, at his home in Woodstock, Ga. Dutch was born Jan. 16, 1940, to William and Dorothy Stauder in Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1974, he left New York City and moved to Bloomington, N.Y., a small town just outside of Kingston, to raise his family. Dutch was a creative and free-spirited man whose passion was motorcycles and automobiles. He acquired the nickname of “The Flying Dutchman” from his years spent riding motorcycles and from his brief first marriage. He spent much of his time designing and custom building numerous trikes, trucks, and motorcycles and started his own custom painting and auto body restoration and repair business in Rosendale, N.Y., called the Flying Dutchman Autobody. After he and his wife, Claudia, followed their daughters to Georgia in 1999, he started a second business, Sandblasting by the Dutchman in Woodstock, Ga., which he retired from in September 2013. He was a true artist and he loved to thrill people with his unique creations and painting. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 41 years, Claudia Stauder, who passed away in October 2011 when she lost her battle with cancer. He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Hershberger (Todd), Woodstock, Ga., and Jackie Riley (John), Canton, Ga.; along with his sister, Dolores “Dee” Cremer (Karl) of Charlotte, N.C. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Emma Hershberger, Danny Hershberger, and Kaitlyn Riley; his six nieces and nephews; and his 11 great-nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at Poole Funeral Home, 1970 Eagle Drive, Woodstock, Ga., 30189, to honor his legacy and celebrate his life.
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