Raymond E. “Dick” Stuenkel
Raymond E. “Dick” Stuenkel, 92, of Concordia, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Good Shepherd Care Community in Concordia.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Concordia, with Rev. Michael Pottschmidt officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial with military rites will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Christopher Stuenkel, Philip Prange, Sarah Stuenkel, Lauren Hoag, Stacy Hoag, Benjamin Prange, Michael Hoag and Trenton Stuenkel. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Saint Paul Lutheran High School or Good Shepherd Care Community in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Jan. 25, 1927, in Concordia, he was the son of the late Ernest Stuenkel and Hulda Wolters Stuenkel. He lived in Concordia his entire life and was a 1945 graduate of Concordia High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1945 to 1946, and was a lifelong member of Concordia American Legion Post #258. On Aug. 6, 1950, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Emma, he married Gladys “Polly” Sylvester, who preceded him in death on Dec. 20, 2009. He worked at Concordia Farmers Co-op for 42 years, serving many of those years as manager. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and was very active in the church and the community.
Survivors include three children, Paul Stuenkel (Terri) of Houston, Texas, Debbie Prange (Dan) of St. Louis, and Becky Hoag (Daniel) of Knoxville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Christopher Stuenkel (Stephanie), Philip Prange (Erin), Sarah Stuenkel, Lauren Hoag, Stacy Hoag, Benjamin Prange (Brittany) and Michael Hoag (Laura); five great-grandchildren, Trenton Stuenkel, Aubrey Prange, Vivian Prange, Harrison Hoag and Warner Prange; one sister, Arleen “Toots” Dittmer (Marvin) of Concordia; a sister-in-law, Florence “Flossie” Oldberg (Willard) of Mission, Kan.; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Dick was preceded in death by one brother, Willard Stuenkel.