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Quernheim Funeral Home
Thursday August 5th, 2021
10:00am - 10:45am

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Quernheim Funeral Home
Thursday August 5th, 2021

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Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Friday August 6th, 2021

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Willis L. Stemler

Willis L. Stemler, 82, of Waterloo, Illinois, died August 3, 2021, in Waterloo, IL. He was born October 24, 1938, in Waterloo, IL.

He is survived by his wife Janet Stemler nee Matthews; children Rodney (Michelle) Stemler and Cindy Stemler(Mac Smith); grandchildren Casey Stemler (Gordon Anderson II), Miranda Smith, Jack Stemler, Mara Stemler, and Adam Stemler; 1 great grandchild Gordon Anderson III; brother and sister Vernon (Angela) Stemler and Carol (Robert) Johnson; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents Herman & Ida (nee Gummersheimer) Stemler, sisters Jean Stemler and Gladys Groom, and brother Herbert (Miram) Stemler.

Willis was a member of Monroe County Farm Bureau, Waterloo Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, US Army Veteran, & Zion UCC - St. Joe, IL.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Zion United Church of Christ - St. Joe

10 AM until time of service Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home

11 AM Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Matt Friz officiating

Interment 9 AM at JB National Cemetery Friday, August 6th, 2021 in St. Louis, MO
(Meet at Quernheim Funeral Home at 8:15 AM if you are going to the cemetery)

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Will was a friend of mine when we worked at Amerasource

Charlie Phipps Aug 5 2021 10:39 AM

So sorry for the loss of Willis. There are so many good memories of our growing up years. May God grant you comfort and peace in the time of sorrow.

Marvin and Carolyn Henry Aug 4 2021 6:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Willis Stemler

Marvin and Carolyn Henry Aug 4 2021 6:36 PM

The stemle famoly:
I am so sorry for your loss. Even though i did not know him, i bet he was nice man.

SOPHIA Spencer Aug 4 2021 6:32 PM

Sorry for your loss Janet. I used to ride the school bus with Willie.

Bernell L Buettner Aug 4 2021 1:37 PM

Uncle Willie was a good and noble man who loved his family. He will be greatly missed. My dad (Willie's brother) died a few months ago, and it gives me comfort to know the two brothers are reunited now along with all the rest of the family who've gone on before.

Sarah Harms Aug 4 2021 10:01 AM

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Sarah Harms Aug 4 2021 10:00 AM

I'm so glad we got to reconnect at the Gummersheimer family reunion a few years back. While we will miss him, Willis is having the a wonderful reunion with his parents, family and friends who went before him. Until we meet again...

Brenda Lanman Aug 3 2021 7:30 PM

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Brenda Lanman Aug 3 2021 7:25 PM

My heart goes to you a d family during this time. Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.