GIFFORD, Stephen Dec 4, 1948 – Mar 21, 2021

Stephen Douglas Gifford, 72, of Lafayette, passed away at 5:58 a.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He was born on Dec. 4, 1948, in Fort Wayne, to the late Donald Joseph and Mary Umbarger Gifford.
After graduating from Logansport High School in 1968, Stephen went on to serve in the U.S. Navy. He was retired from Rea Magnet Wire.
On May 15, 2004, he married Vicki Summers Schultz, and she survives.
His hobbies included reading the Bible, watching Westerns, history, genealogy, listening to gospel music and spending time at Cracker Barrel.
He is survived by his son, Trent Gifford, of Lafayette. Also surviving are stepchildren, Toby (Krista) Shultz, of Lafayette, and Adam (Ashley) Shultz, of Lafayette; sister, Linda Wiman, of Sarasota, Florida; brother, Joseph (Jane) Gifford, of Logansport; two grandsons; four granddaughters; three nieces; and several great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, David Gifford; and one stepson, Joseph Schultz.
Services will be on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at the Lighthouse Baptist Church, located at 1730 E. 450 S. in Lafayette, Indiana, with Pastor William B. Murdock officiating. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with service immediately following at 10 a.m.
Burial with military rites will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Tippecanoe Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting in the arrangements.

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