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Richard L. Stehl Sr.

July 20, 1936 ~ May 20, 2012 (age 75)
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   Mr. Richard L. Stehl Sr., 75, of 5009 West Paradise Lane, Quincy, died at 9:00 p.m. Sunday (May 20, 2012) in the emergency room of Blessing Hospital.

   Born July 20, 1936 in McDonough County, Illinois, Richard was the son of C. Glen and Irene Grace Bennett Stehl.  He married Betty M. Ledig on May 3, 1968 in Quincy.  She survives.

   Mr. Stehl served his country in the U. S. Navy. A member of St. Francis Catholic Church, Richard was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping. He was devoted to his family and especially loved the time he spent with his grandchildren.

  Richard was employed as a welder for Huck Fixtures for over 40 years, retiring when the company closed.

   Survivors include his wife, Betty; two daughters, Sandra Wells (Steve) of Quincy and Peggy Genenbacher (James) of Fowler; two sons, Brent Stehl (Lisa)  and Glenn "Bill" Stehl (Mike Foster) both of Quincy; eleven grandchildren, Adam Stehl, Justin Stehl (Erin), Eric Stehl (Sarah), Teresa Lehnhausen (Jack), Jenna Wells, Brandon Stehl, Breanna Stehl, Branigan Stehl, Alyson Genenbacher, Katlyn Genenbacher and Evan Genenbacher; seven great grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Dimmitt, Joan Rhoads and Beverly Maloney all of Bushnell, IL; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Stehl was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Richard L. Stehl Jr. and Bruce T. Stehl; a grandson, Patrick Wells; a brother, Ben Stehl; and three sisters, Karen Donahue and twins, Ellen Melvin and Helen Selby.

   Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and at 10:00 in St. Francis Catholic Church by the Rev. Duc Pham.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Friday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Blessing Cancer Center.
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