Paul J. Stamler Jr.
1943 - 2020
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Paul J. Stamler Jr

December 5th, 1943-May 21, 2020

MUSCATINE-Paul J. Stamler Jr., 76, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2020, at home after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease, with his wife and family by his side.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Bill Stamler Scholarship Fund at Muscatine Community College, 152 Colorado Street, Muscatine, Iowa, 52761. Online condolences may be sent to www.wittichfuneral

Paul was born December 5th, 1943, in Muscatine, Iowa, to Paul and Connie Stamler. After graduating from Muscatine High School, he went on to graduate from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He married Janetta Bonyton July 7th, 1963. Paul started his career with Central Soya in Muscatine and then joined Continental Grain in Chicago. After a short time he bought a seat on the Chicago Board of Trade and continued to be a commodity speculator until he retired in 1985 and returned to Muscatine to follow his passion of farming.

From 1994 to 2015 Paul served on the Board of Directors for Central State Bank and Central Bankshares Inc. He served on the Muscatine Community College Board of Directors as well as the Eastern Iowa Community College Board of Directors. He also participated in Rotary and the Junior Achievement Program. Paul was an active and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Paul will be deeply missed by his wife Janetta of 57 years; his children, Paul Stamler III (Angela) of Muscatine, Laura Morris (Landon) of Lincoln, NE, Andrew Stamler (Rebecca) of Muscatine, Kathryn Greenwood (Brandon) of Cedar Hills, Utah, Debbie Bradley (Jeff) of Blue Springs, Mo, Thaddeus Chamberlain (Karla) of Iowa City, Iowa, and Bill Chamberlain (Julie) of Newton, Iowa; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Mary Ann and her husband Maury Chamberlain; his brother Bill Stamler; and his grandson Mason Greenwood.

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5 entries
May 31, 2020
We are saddened of the recent death of PJ. He loved his wife/family and was an inspiration to all who met him. Years have passed and distance has separated us from our MHS and college days with only several contacts over the ensuing years. We treasure the great memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Janetta and the Stamler family.

God Bless
Terry & Leona Lorber
Terry Lorber
May 24, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to Janetta and family. I knew PJ from Senior Star. I worked at the front desk, where he liked to hang out and chat with us. He was such a special person, caring and kind. He had such a great sense of humor. I considered him a friend. He will be missed and thought of often. God Bless you and your family during this time.
Cathy Oeth
May 24, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to you Janetta and your family. PJ and I spent a lot of time together at the front desk at Senior Star, I truly considered him a friend. He was such a special person, willing to help anyone who needed it and loved his family fiercely. He will be missed and thought of often. God Bless you in this difficult time.
Cathy Oeth
May 24, 2020
Janetta and family: My deepest sympathies. I first met PJ at Sr. Star as he roomed next to my Mom. He was a funny and sweet man. Very independent and caring. Loved to tell stories.
May 23, 2020
My deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. I met P.J. when I stated working at the front desk at Senior Star. He would keep me company at the front desk and tell me stories about his family, his travels, his work, his farm...pretty much anything he could think of to talk about!! He was such a sweet man and will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless
Stacey Zabel-Hudson
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