Obituary Record

Kenneth Joseph "Ken" Stangel
Died on 6/16/2017

Published in The Pilot Tribune 20 June 2017

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Kenneth J. Stangel, 85

Kenneth J. Stangel, 85, of Onawa, Iowa, died Friday, June 16, 2017, at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont, Nebraska.

A funeral Mass will be 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Onawa, with Father Michael Erpelding, Celebrant, officiating. Burial will follow in the Onawa Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the United States Army and the David McNeill American Legion Post #129 of Onawa. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa.

Kenneth Joseph Stangel was born on March 11, 1932, in Howells, Nebraska, the son of Joseph G. and Adella “Ida” (Zastera) Stangel. The family later moved to Onawa, Iowa, and Kenny graduated from Onawa High School in 1950. He then attended Creighton University in Omaha, and received a bachelor’s degree in Business in 1954. He enlisted with the United States Army, and served as an officer from 1954 to 1956.

Kenny married Mary Lou Doran on December 28, 1954, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

After their marriage, the couple was stationed at Ft. Benning, Georgia, followed by Kenny’s tour of duty in West Germany until 1956. After Kenny’s discharge, the couple returned to Onawa.

He worked at Stangel Brothers in Onawa as the parts and service manager from 1956 to 1968. He then worked at the Onawa State Bank from 1968 until to 1986. He then joined his brother, Bob, as Accounts Manager at Stangel Bros., where he remained until his retirement in 1999.

He loved spending time with his family, and especially enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s athletic events.

Survivors include his children: Kim and Terry Dutton of Blair and Joe and Lori Stangel of New Ulm, Minn.; six grandchildren, Chris, Mark, Pat, and Laura Dutton, and Ella and Emmie Stangel; one sister, Marlene (Don) McCall of Charter Oak, Iowa; and two sisters-in-law, Diane Stangel of Onawa and Judy “Stangel” Baker of Boise, Idaho.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Stangel, on November 3, 2008; his parents, Joe Stangel and Ida “Zastera” Stangel; three brothers: Robert “Bob” Stangel, George Stangel, and James “Jim” Stangel; and one grandson, Matt Dutton.

Memorials may be directed to the Mathew John Dutton (MJD) Foundation or the organization of the donor’s choice. The MJD Foundation is an organization formed in honor of Ken’s grandson.

Condolences may be left online for the family at

Omaha World Herald 18 June 2017

Stangel, Kenneth J. Mar 11, 1932 - Jun 16, 2017 FUNERAL MASS 10:30am Tuesday, June 20, 2017, St. John's Catholic Church, Onawa, IA. Burial in the Onawa Cemetery. VISITATION 5–8pm Monday, June 19, 2017, with a SCRIPTURAL PRAYER SERVICE at 7pm, all at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa. RUSH FAMILY CHAPEL 1629 10th St., Onawa, IA 51040 (712) 423-3293

Funeral Leaflet

(photo) In Loving Memory: Ken Stangel

In Memory of Kenneth Joseph Stangel, Onawa, Iowa

Date of Birth: March 11, 1932, Howells, Nebraska

Date of Death: June 16, 2017, Fremont, Nebraska

Funeral Mass: 10:30 am Tuesday, June 20, 2017 St. John’s Catholic Church, Onawa, Iowa Officiating: Father Michael Erpelding, Celebrant

Musical Selections: “Here I Am Lord”, “The Lord Is My Shepherd”, “Be Not Afraid”, “Seed, Scattered and Sown”, “On Eagle’s Wings”. David Hausman - Cantor; Lou Hewitt – Organist

Casket Bearers: Christopher Dutton, Aaron Stangel, Mark Dutton, David Hausman, Patrick Dutton, Phil Morrow

Interment: Onawa Cemetery, Onawa, Iowa.

Military Honors: United States Army, David McNeill American Legion Post #129 of Onawa

Arrangements by Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa

We deeply appreciate the tribute accorded our loved one by your presence here today. We would be pleased if you could join us for lunch and fellowship at the church following the committal service.—Kenneth’s Family

~~~ Obituaries and funeral leaflet courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska. ~~~

FindaGrave # 180463629

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 6/20/2017