PIERZ — Conrad Stangl, 96-year-old resident of Pierz, Minn., died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at the Pierz Villa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz, Minn., with Father Gerald Dalseth officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may gather from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Pierz, Minn. The Rosary will be prayed at 4:30 p.m. followed by Parish Prayers at 6:30 p.m. and the Knights of Columbus will pray at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Conrad Stangl was born April 12, 1915, in Pierz Township, Morrison County, Minnesota, to the late Joseph and Anna (Schraut) Stangl. Conrad grew up in Pierz Township and attended District No. 98 country school. Conrad was united in marriage to Laura Langer on Sept. 25, 1939, at St. John’s Nepomuk Catholic Church in Lastrup, Minn. The couple made their home three-and-a-half miles east of Pierz, Minn. They farmed together for 69 years, the couple retired in 1992. Conrad and Laura were honored with the Outstanding Community Service Award for seniors on 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, Minn., Mary Ellen (Jim) Wilde of Amboy, Minn., Daniel (Bernadette) Stangl of Pierz, Minn.; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Edward (Lucille) Stangl, Urban (Viola) Stangl, Marvin (Marion) Stangl, Laura Kapsner all of Pierz, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Anna (Schraut) Stangl; brother, Jerome Stangl and an infant brother; sisters, Barbara Millner, Elizabeth Becker and Gertrude Kapsner.
Casketbearers will be: John Nicholson, Jeff Nicholson, Debbie Winch, Chad Wilde, Thomas Stangl, Mark Stangl.
Arrangements are with Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Pierz, Minn.