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Stanley J. Stramel Jr.

December 20, 2017

    Victoria, Kansas – Stanley Joseph “Stan Jr.” Stramel, age 46, died Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas. He was born August 10, 1971, in Hays, Kansas, to Stanley and Patricia Ann (Hertel) Stramel.  He grew up in Victoria and was a 1989 graduate of Victoria High School. 

He worked for over 20 years at Fort Hays State University as a mechanic for the motor pool.  He worked at King of the Road in Russell, at Schultz Homes in Plainville and Wellbrock’s repair in Victoria for a number of years. Stan was a member of Liberty Foursquare Church in Hays, he was a graduate of Liberty Bible School, he was a member of their hospitality committee and he traveled on a church mission trip to Mexico. He enjoyed working on and restoring cars, fishing, hunting, gardening and spreading the word of the Lord.  He attended a number of car shows and showing his 1959  “Biscayne” and he had just finished his 1949 “Rat Rod”.

Survivors include his parents, Stan and Patty Stramel, Pfeifer, KS; one brother, Stephen Stramel, Victoria, KS; two sisters, Stephanie Budig and husband, Art, Russell, KS; Sarah Stramel, Hays, KS; one sister-in-law, Nikki Stramel, Victoria, KS; seven nephews and nieces, Taylor Stramel, Lucas Stramel, Cydnee Stramel,  Alyssa Budig, Morgan Budig, Jayden Stramel and Brexton Stramel; one great nephew, Quinn Budig; his grandmother, Aletha (Leiker) Hertel, Hays, KS; his aunts and uncles, Julian Stramel and wife, Gladys, Kansas City, MO; Robert Stramel and wife, Phyllis, Victoria, KS; MaryAnn Hagen and husband, George, Kansas City, MO; Pete Braun and wife, Tina, Victoria, KS; Robert Samenus and wife, JoAnn, Kansas City, KS; Pat Stramel, Kansas City, KS; James Hertel and wife, Jean, Victoria, KS; Larry Hertel, Hays, KS; Theresa Truan and companion, Robert Dinkel, Munjor, KS; Rosie Redetzke and husband, Matt, Hays, KS.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, I.A. and Mildred (Burgardt) Stramel;
Elmer A. Hertel; one uncle Arthur Stramel; two aunts, Vera Braun and Sandra Samenus.

Services are at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Liberty Foursquare Church 400 East 7th Street, Hays, Kansas.  Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Pfiefer, Kansas.

A celebration of his life service will be at 7:00 P.M. Friday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, 412 Main Street, Victoria, Kansas 67671.

Visitation is from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Friday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary, Victoria, Kansas and from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Saturday, at Liberty Foursquare Church in Hays, Kansas.

Memorial to Liberty Foursquare Church, Hays, Kansas.

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 Service Information

Funeral Service
December 23, 2017

10:00 AM
Liberty Foursquare Church
400 e. 7th
hays, ks 67637

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