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Joseph Stangler

1909 - 2004



Joseph and Gertrude Stangler


Joseph H. Stangler, 94, of Watertown, died March 22, 2004, at his home following an apparent heart attack.


Funeral services were held at St. Henry’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Bernard E. Rott officiating. Burial was in St. Henry Catholic Cemetery.


Joseph was born Sept. 18, 1909, in the town of Emmet, son of Albert and Regina (Pitterle) Stangler.  He married the former Gertrude McFarland on Nov. 28, 1942, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on Sept. 26, 2000. Joseph owned a farm in the town of Emmet and farmed most of his life, retiring in 1977. He was a member of St. Henry’s, its Holy Name Society and Usher Society, Catholic Knights Branch No. 120 and Knights of Columbus.




Daughter          Joan Stangler of Madison

Daughter          Lorraine Bruegger of Belleville, IL

Son               Lawrence (Barb) Stangler of Waukesha

Son               Michael (Connie) Stangler of Ixonia

Daughter          Joyce (Steve) Wood of Waterloo


14 grandchildren

4 great-grand-children


Sister            Stella Coughlin of Watertown

Daughter-in-law   Janet Stangler of Watertown

Sister-in-law     Anna Stangler of Watertown


Nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends





Son               James

Son-in- law       George Bruegger

Sister            Florence

Sister            Mary Ellen

Sister            Frances Kreuziger

Brother           Herbert

Brother           Eugene