Obit: Standiford, Ara #3 (1975 - 2012)


Contact: Audrey Roedl

Email: audero@charter,net


Surnames: Standiford, Liebzeit


----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 16 MAY 2012


Ara J. Standiford, 27, Rochester, Minn, formerly of Greenwood, a well-respected professional, a deeply loyal son, brother and uncle, and a compassionate and loyal friend, died at his parents home near Greenwood on Monday, May 14, 2012, surrounded by his family, after a valiant 3 ˝ year battle with colorectal cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday May 19, at the United Church of Christ (W6974 Century Road) west of Greenwood. Rev. Mark Schwinn will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday, May 18 from 4-8 p.m., at Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, and again at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the United Church of Christ. A celebration of Ara’s life will be held at the Greenwood American Legion following the service on Saturday.


Ara James Standiford was welcomed into this world on Feb. 4, 1975, to Diane (nee Liebzeit) and Roger Standiford at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. He went to school in Greenwood, where he participated in National Honor Society, FBLA, band, football, basketball and Baseball. After graduating from high school in 1993, he pursued a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and graduated magna  cum laude in 1997. Ara’s passion for work started in January 1998 at Wipfli, Ulrich, Bertelson in Eau Claire. He continued to be a senior accountant until 2003. In the fall of 2003 he began his internal auditing career with Mayo Health Care Systems and worked until he began chemotherapy treatments in 2008. He loved working and Ara’s one wish was to be able to put his suit and tie on again and head off to Work. He was a member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WIPCA). Due to Ara’s amazingly positive attitude and great vision of life, he made some incredible lasting relationships with friends, classmates, and co-workers. He enjoyed watching and attending sporting events, especially Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers.


A is survived by his parents, Diane and Roger Standiford, Greenwood; two brothers, Scott (Kimberly) Standiford and their children, Atley, Resse and Annika, of Flower Mound, Texas, and Shawn (Amy) Standiford and their boys, Strom and Sawyer, of Eau Claire; as well as many uncles, aunts and cousins.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Helen and A. C. “Bill” Standiford, Beatrice (Bede) and Clarence “Scoop” Liebzeit, and his uncle, Justin Standiford.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given in Ara’s name.


Online condolences may be expresses at


Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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