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L. Francis Stangle

November 16, 1931 January 10, 2012
L. Francis Stangle
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Obituary for L. Francis �Frank� Stangle L. Francis �Frank� Stangle, 80, of Vincennes, passed away at his home Tuesday morning unexpectedly. He was born November 16, 1931 in Vincennes on the family homestead, the son of Maurice & Blanche McCormick Stangle. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School, on July 24, 1952, he married Beverly R. Nelson, and they made their life together for 56 years until her death on Jan 17, 2011. He was a lifelong farmer and he and his wife started, owned, and operated Frank Stangle & Son Propane. He had a love of business, flying, boating and his family. He held memberships in the Knights of Columbus, Mt. Carmel Pilots� Assn, Hoosier Cruisers and was active in various Civic Organizations with his wife. He is survived by his children, Cindy Wolfe, and her husband Jerry of Greenfield, IN, Dan Stangle, and his wife Paula of Vincennes, IN and Jennifer Vieck, and her husband Hugh of Vincennes, IN. Grandchildren, Sarah Tyner, and her husband Justin, Michael Stangle, and his wife Tylee, Eric Wolfe, Julie Stangle, Andrea Vieck and Baron Vieck. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly R. Stangle, his parents, brothers, Joseph Stangle, John Stangle, Art Stangle, Don Stangle and Curt Stangle. His sisters, Bernice Wheatley, Ruth Minderman, Marie Nee and Clara Wakelam. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday January 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the Old Cathedral Catholic Church with Fr. John Schipp and Deacon Earl Ruppel officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery next to his wife of 56 years. The family will receive friends Thursday January 12, 2012 at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home from 4 to 8 PM. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Old Cathedral Catholic Church.
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