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Marjorie Stangl

September 26, 1925 — January 15, 2018

   Marjorie A. Stangl, 92 of Carroll, died January 15, 2018 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

            The daughter of Harvey and Evelyn (Kilcoin) Cramer, she was born September 26th, 1925, in Guthrie County, Iowa. She grew up on the family farm along with her four sisters. Living in town during the week to attend high school she was a helper and nanny for a family with a four year old girl and twin baby boys.  Marjorie graduated from Guthrie Center High School in 1942 and then continued her education in teacher preparation school and taught in a one-room schoolhouse called Victory #5. She met the love of her life, Vincent Stangl at a family gathering, during WWII, when Vincent was home on leave. Vincent was introduced to her in a doorway and held on to her hand, and the stage was set for their marriage and family life. Marjorie and Vincent were married on February 12th, 1945 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guthrie Center, Iowa. They celebrated 61 years of married life. The couple moved to Carroll, Iowa in 1946 where they bought a home and started Stangl’s Plumbing and Heating. Marjorie helped operate and did bookwork for her husband’s business all their married life until Vincent retired. Marjorie held other jobs outside the home throughout her life in Carroll but felt her most important job was loving and raising their four daughters. Her hobbies were sewing clothes for the girls while they were growing up, fishing, camping and hunting. Trips to many of the surrounding and western states were some of the vacation spots where the family camped in their trailer. Marjorie lived at the home she and Vincent built in Carroll for over 65 years and then moved to Orchard View and later Swan Place, most recently residing at Thomas Rest Haven in Coon Rapids, Iowa.

            Marjorie was a very involved citizen and participated in patriotic activities and held offices in many organizations. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for over 50 years and held offices on the unit, county, and district level. Marjorie distributed poppies until the age of 89. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Daughters and held offices including secretary, treasurer, ritual coordinator, vice regent, and regent. Marjorie was the treasurer for the Carroll County Democrats and was a poll watcher for many years. She was a member of Holy Spirit Church and her faith remained strong throughout her life.

             Marjorie was a very loving wife and mother who was always there for her children. As the family grew with marriages, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, Marjorie’s heart expanded with love and involvement. Family and extended family events were a very important part of her life.

            She is survived by her daughters: Kathryn Stangl (Robert Meddaugh), of Des Moines, Iowa; Carolyn (Dave) Vasos, of Bloomington, Minnesota; Kim (Mark) Riesselman of Manilla, Iowa; Kristi (Marv) Pudenz of Auburn, Iowa; her grandchildren: Kelly (Aaron Keller) Stangl-Meddaugh, Colyn Stangl-Meddaugh, Andrea (Jeremy) Horvath, Alexa (Wes) Sharp, Matt Vasos, Nicole (Jon) Aldrich, Kevin (fiance Blair Sodergren) Riesselman, Adam Riesselman, Justin (Morgan) Stork, Nick Stork and Sean Pudenz; eight great-grandchildren; brothers-and-sisters-in-law: Louis Tribulato, Marlene Stangl, Lavonne O’Connor, Joan (Don) Nehman; many nieces, nephews and friends.

            Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Vincent, one grandson, Riley Cameron Stangl-Meddaugh, her sisters and in-laws, Dorothy (Ollie) Slaybaugh, Doris (Carroll) Lupardus, Mary Kathryn Porter, Madonna Tribulato, Myra (Pete) Lopez, Alton (Marion) Stangl, Ivan Stangl, Ralph (Jane) Stangl, and Doc O’Connor.


              Eucharistic Ministers                     
Steve Riesselman   Jerome Riesselman            

Dave Vasos
Mark Riesselman


Gift Bearers

Bob Meddaugh     Dave Vasos

Mark Riesselman     Marvin Pudenz



“On Eagle’s Wings”     “Prayer of St. Francis”

 “On This Day, O Beautiful Mother”

“Hail Mary, Gentle Woman”  

Barb McDermott, Organist     Holy Spirit Choir


Casketbearers ~ Marjorie’s Grandsons

Justin Stork     Nick Stork

Sean Pudenz     Kevin Riesselman

Adam Riesselman     Matt Vasos


Honorary Casketbearers ~ Marjorie’s Granddaughters

Kelly Stangl-Meddaugh     Colyn Stangl-Meddaugh

Andrea Horvath    Alexa Sharp    Nicole Aldrich



Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carroll


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