Obituary of Gregory R. Stangel
Gregory “Greg” R. Stangel, of Waukesha, passed away on July 14, 2020 at the age of 73. He was born in Butternut, WI on July 2, 1947, the son of Joseph and Bernice (nee Ryan) Stangel. On July 1, 1971, Greg married the love of his life, Debbie Schirripa. Greg served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1966 until his honorable discharge in 1969. He spent 22 months in active combat. He fought with the 1st Battalion 9th Marines Corps Charlie Company, an infantry battalion that earned the name “The Walking Dead”. He never forgot the discipline and patriotism he learned during his service with the Marine Corps. Even with this passion for the military, Greg had a warm and caring soul. He ardently assisted anyone who needed a helping hand. He was dubbed the “Snowplower” of his neighborhood. Tenderly and lovingly, Greg took care of his father-in-law who suffered from dementia. He was affectionately called “Grandpa Greg” from family and friends. Greg retired from Tax-Air Freight in 2013 after 20 years of service. Greg enjoyed bowling, his Packers, and most importantly, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Grandpa Greg is survived by and mourned by his wife, Debbie Stangel; children, Shawn Stangel, Nicole (Joel) Schrock, and Shannon (Gina) Stangel; grandchildren, Ciara, Mason, Tyler , Jackson, and Lincoln; mother-in-law, Margaret Schirripa brothers, Harry Stangel (ID) and Jack Stangel (CA); brother-in-law that became a brother, David Schirripa (AZ); brother-in-law, Bob Hall (CA). He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Grandpa Greg was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Margaret Teeters, Sara Hall, Katherine Nolan; brothers, David Stangel, William Stangel; Aunt Ann Stangl; and father-in-law, Dewey Schirripa.
The visitation for Greg will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. until the 6:30 p.m. prayer service at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI 53188. A funeral mass will take place on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Neumann. In lieu of flowers, memorials to a veteran charity of the donor’s choice is appreciated.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gregory Stangel, please visit Tribute Store