Wendell Stiefel, 62, died unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 9.
He was born in Altamont on Oct. 20, 1953. He was retired from Carrier Corporation and was an auto body repairman. He was a member of Bivens Chapel Congregational Methodist Church where he served as song leader for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Bivens Stiefel; parents Eule and Alma Stiefel; daughter Wendy (Andy) Lockhart; sons Chad (Crystal) and Luke (Ashley) Stiefel; sisters Elaine (Johnny) Gipson and Lori (Terry) Franklin; brothers Bill (Betty), Keith (Nelda) and Kurt (Michelle) Stiefel; grandchildren Courtney (Stephen) Bird, Daniel, Kristen, Uriah, Katie-Bec, Morgan, Moriah Jewel, Elyza and Ellasyn; mother-in-law, Janie Bivens; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 2:10 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with ministers Andy Lockhart, Larry Campbell and Charles Thomas officiating with burial to follow at Burketts’s Chapel Cemetery.
Layne Funeral Home of Palmer is in charge of arrangements.