Conrad Stangl, a resident of Pierz, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at the Pierz Villa. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Feb. 24, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz, with Father Gerald Dalseth officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Conrad Stangl was born April 12, 1915, in Pierz Township, Morrison County, to the late Joseph and Anna (Schraut) Stangl. Conrad grew up in Pierz Township and attended District #98 country school. Conrad was united in marriage to Laura Langer Sept. 25, 1939, at St. John’s Nepomuk Catholic Church in Lastrup. The couple made their home three and half miles east of Pierz. They farmed together for 69 years, the couple retired in 1992. Conrad and Laura were honored with the Outstanding Community Service Award for seniors, Aug. 21, 1988. Conrad was active with the Pierz Township Board, Morrison County Zoning and Planning and Farm Bureau for many years. He was diligent in praying the Rosary. He led the Rosary on Sundays in church and in his later years at the Pierz Villa. Conrad was a very active member with St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Remembering him as loving father, grandfather and brother are: his children, Marlene (Ron) Nicholson of Mankato, Mary Ellen (Jim) Wilde of Amboy and Daniel (Bernadette) Stangl of Pierz; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Edward (Lucille) Stangl, Urban (Viola) Stangl, Marvin (Marion) Stangl and Laura Kapsner, all of Pierz.
He was preceded in death by his wife Laura Stangl; his parents, Joseph and Anna (Schraut) Stangl; brother, Jerome Stangl and an infant brother; sisters, Barbara Millner, Elizabeth Becker and Gertrude Kapsner.
Casketbearers were John Nicholson, Jeff Nicholson, Debbie Winch, Chad Wilde, Thomas Stangl, Mark Stangl.
Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home