David L. Stemle, 79, Celestine

David L. Stemle, 79, of Celestine, passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper.

David was born in Celestine on February 21, 1939, to Otto “Jim” and Esther (Schulz) Stemle. He married Doris J. Schuetter on November 19, 1959 in St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland.

David was a lifelong farmer in the Celestine area. He also served in the Army National Guard.    

He was a member of St. Isidore Parish-St. Celestine Campus and the Celestine Community Club.

He enjoyed hunting, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends. 

Surviving are his wife, Doris Stemle, Celestine; two daughters, Denise Betz (Gary), Schnellville, and Kimberly Smith (Robert), Brownsburg; two sons, Randy Stemle (Tama), Celestine, and Myron Stemle (Connie), Celestine; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Sylvia Schepers, San Diego, California; and one brother, Steve Stemle (Grace), Derby.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister, Virginia Stemle. 

A Mass of Christian Burial for David L. Stemle will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at St. Celestine Catholic Church in Celestine, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. The St. Isidore Parish will pray the rosary at 1:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Isidore Parish or a favorite charity.

On-line condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.


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