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Douglas Stangle

March 2, 2016


Douglas J. Stangle, 58, died March 2, 2016. He was born to Dorotha Joanne and Dr. Donald Stangle on October 27, 1957. He graduated from Kansas State University, earning a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. Doug was a loyal Kansas State football and basketball fan.  He backed K State in every game and any team playing against KU. Doug’s humor will be missed.  Doug loved to fish.  One weekend he pre-hooked several fishing poles with fish so that his niece Braden would think she had caught several fish.  A few of the fish got away but she was still thrilled.  She told everyone she caught “five fish and three worms”. A life-long New York Yankees fan he grew up going to games with his family.  When the Yankees decided to build a new stadium, Doug, Deena and Don went to New York to see a game in the old stadium before they tore it down.  He enjoyed summers boating at Marion Lake at his parent’s place along with many friends. He could repair anything from dishwashers to cars and always willing to help anyone with anything. He is preceded in death by his father, Dr. Donald Stangle.  He is survived by his mother, D. Joanne Stangle; brother, Donald Stangle, Jr.; sisters Deena Stangle and Debra Vetter, his brother in law Perry Vetter; niece Braden Vetter;  nephew Nicholas Vetter. A memorial Service will be held at 10 am, Friday March 18, 2016 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church. Memorial suggestions: Harvey County Cat Backers or Kansas State Alumni Association. Condolences may be left at www.petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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7 thoughts on “Douglas Stangle

  1. Debra, Don, Deena, Aunt Jody-
    We’re thinking of you. Will sure miss “Doug-bug”. Take care,

  2. Doug was an interesting guy to talk. I always enjoyed running into him in Newton and Manhattan and catching up on what he was up to. Gone too soon. EMAW.

  3. Always good to spend time with Doug.He was part of a great bunch of guys who I grew up with.

  4. Doug…so many memories, from the little blonde boy with the wonderful ornery smile to the seriously ill man in the hospital telling us stories that kept us laughing.

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but we have so many great memories that death cannot steal. We will miss you cousin!

  5. Our best to the entire Stangle family at this time of loss. The Schrag family and Stangle family share many memories, and we are sending our love and thoughts to Joanne and children and grandchildren. with love

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