OBITUARY: Donald Joseph Stangle Jr.

Donald Joseph Stangle Jr., 58, died March 19, 2019, at his residence. He was born June 24, 1960, in Marion, the son of Dr. Don Stangle Sr. and Dorotha Joanne Braden.

He lived in Peabody until he started first grade when the family moved to Newton. In 1966, they moved to their family home on Normandy Road. Don was a accomplished artist and enjoyed doing portraits and sharing his art. He was a social person and enjoyed gatherings with neighbors and family. He also had a passion for baseball and was a avid New York Yankees fan. He could often be found on the golf course enjoying his time.

Don’s latest job was working in the landscaping industry in Wichita.

He is survived by his mother Dorotha Joanne of Newton; sisters Deena Stangle of California and Debra and Perry Vetter of North Dakota; niece Braden and nephew Nicholas; and a host of cousins and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his father; his brother Doug Stangle;and grandparents Clarke and Vesta (Barr) Braden, and Oliver and Fay Emily (McCallister) Stangle.

A celebration and memorial of Don’s life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton with Pastor Donna Voteau presiding.

Private family interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

Memorials are suggested to Caring Hands Humane Society in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.