James L. Stengel

Born: Sat., Jan. 27, 1934
Died: Sun., Feb. 7, 2010

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James L. Stengel, 76, 10950 Walnut St., Lakeview, Ohio formerly of Sidney, Ohio died at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, Ohio on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 11:00 PM. He was born January 27, 1934 in Sidney, Ohio the son of Melvin and Ruth (Doak) Stengel and they are deceased. He was married November 24, 1971 to Norma Hecht and she survives in Lakeview along with two daughters, Vickie Lump of Fort Mill, South Carolina and Sandra Hickerson of Sidney; and one son, Jim Stengel Jr. of Sidney, and step-daughters, Linda Zimmerman and husband Kent of St. Paris, Ohio; Laura Payne of Sidney; Maggie Shoemaker of Sidney; step-sons, Bill Payne and wife Rose of McCartyville; and Dale Payne of Lakeview; one sister, Janet Wolaver of Sidney; sixteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. One sister is deceased, Betty Rogers and four sons are deceased, Brent, Randall, Gregory and infant son Stengel and one step-son is deceased, James Payne. Mr. Stengel attended Sidney schools. He joined the National Guard, was in the United States Army in the Korean War. He worked at Wagner Manufacturing in Sidney, Airstream in Jackson Center and then Klingers which became Thermoseal where he was a laborer and retired in 1996. Mr. Stengel ran the VFW at Jackson Center as the canteen manager; was a life member of VFW 3316 in Jackson Center; member of the DAV in Sidney; member of the AMVETS in Lakeview; member of the POW's in Lima; and the American Legion in Anna. He loved to fish at Lake Erie. He had been a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Sidney. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney with Rev. Jonathan Schriber. Burial with full military honors will be at Pearl Cemetery, Swanders following the funeral service. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Thursday, February 11, 2010 from 3-8 PM. A prayer service with the Sidney DAV will be held at 7:45 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dayton Veterans Hospital, 4100 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio 45428. Condolences may be expressed to the Stengel family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com

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Debbie (Wolfe) Buehler

I recognized his picture right away! It's been so long; I remember staying overnight at the Stengel house on Jackson road, when Vickie and I were in school together! And bowled with Sandy for many years! So sorry for your loss, Deb Buehler

NW Central Ohio Ex-Prisoners of War

On behalf of the members, we send our sympathies to the family at the passing of Mr. Stengel. Alma Gouin, Treas/Adj.

Ken Flaute

I am so sorry for your loss. I have a lot of very happy memories of Jim and Norma. I do miss all the fun we had at the VFW Post. I was planning to come in person, but from what I hear of the roads I just could not.

Alan(Squeak) and Kathy Platfoot

Just want to let you know you will be in our prayers sorry for your loss.