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Obituary for Carl D. Stempel

Carl Darden Stempel, age 63, of Oakland, Iowa, passed away at his home on Monday, July 20, 2015.

Carl was born on May 21, 1952, in Council Bluffs, to Glenn H. Stempel and Lucille Heimrath Stempel. Carl graduated from Wentworth Military Academy for high school in 1970, and he continued his education at Wentworth where he received his Associate of Arts Degree and his commission in the United States Army in 1972. While at Wentworth, Carl rose to the rank of Cadet Lieutenant Colonel and served as the Deputy Brigade Commander during his last year at Wentworth. Carl completed Transportation Officer’s Basic Course in Ft. Eustis, Virginia in April, 1975. Carl continued his military career with the 1168th Transportation Company Iowa National Guard at Red Oak, Iowa, where he attained the rank of captain and served as company commander until his retirement.

He married Mary E. Luehrman on May 22, 1976, in Lexington, Mo., and to this union were born two children, who survive. Carl worked in the family John Deere business at various positions from the time he was young until the business was sold in 1998. Carl served as President of the Oakland Commercial Club and was a member of the Wentworth Military Academy Alumni Association where he served three years as president.

Carl was predeceased by his parents, Glenn and Lucille Stempel.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, of the home; his daughter, Sera Kathryn Knowles (Doug), of Tama, Iowa; his son, Charles Robert (Carol), of Las Vegas, Nev.; one grandson, Cole Robert, of Las Vegas; and sister, Georgene Stempel, of Avoca, Iowa.


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Wentworth Military Academy Alumni Association Classroom Project

in care of the following: Al McCormick, 8411 NW 62nd Terr., Parkville, Mo. 64152.
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