669th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Frederick L. Stemler

TSgt., Crew Chief

1922 - May 2, 2004

669th Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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Fred Stemler

 

The World War II Memoirs of
Tech. Sgt. Frederick L. Stemler
June 1942 through October 1945

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Frederick L. Stemler, 82, of 308 White St., Bowmanstown, died Sunday in his home. He was the husband of Helen E. (Heintzelman) Stemler. They observed their 57th wedding anniversary last Dec. 6.  He retired as a supervisor from Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, in 1983, and previously was an auto mechanic for his uncle's business, the former Stemler-Buick Motor Co., Palmerton, for many years. Before that, he was a laborer for the former New Jersey Zinc Co., Palmerton.  Born in Bowmanstown, he was a son of the late Robert W. and Esther M. (Kuehn) Stemler.  He was a life member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bowmanstown.  Stemler was a 1939 graduate of Palmerton High School.  He and his deceased twin brother, Edward B., made Eagle Scout in Troop 47, Bowmanstown, in 1939.  The deceased was a 32nd degree Mason and member of the F. & A.M. Lodge, Lehighton, the Valley of Lehigh-Lehigh Consistory, Allentown, and Hiram Temple Shrine, Wilkes-Barre.  He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, having served with the 669th Bombardment Squadron in the European Theater of Operations (Normandy, Rhine and Ardennes). He was a recipient of a Bronze Star and attained the rank of technical sergeant.  Surviving in addition to his widow are two daughters, Barbara L., wife of Alfred Wiemann of Northampton, and Janet Weaver of King of Prussia; a son Gerald of Perkasie; a brother Clair of Bowmanstown; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Snyder of Peoria, Ariz.; and six grandchildren.  The Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, is in charge of the arrangements.

From Times-News (Lehighton, PA, May 4, 2004)



Frederick L. Stemler

May 04, 2004 - The Morning Call

Frederick L. Stemler, 82, of White Street, Bowmanstown, died Sunday, May 2, in his home. He was the husband of Mrs. Helen E. (Heintzelman) Stemler since Dec. 6, 1946. Born Aug. 17, 1921, in Bowmanstown, he was a son of the late Robert W. and Esther M. (Kuehn) Stemler. Fred retired as a supervisor from Mack Truck Co., Walbert, in 1983. Previously, he was an auto mechanic for his uncles business, the former Stemler-Buick Motor Co., for many years and before that was a laborer for the former New Jersey Zinc. Co., both of Palmerton. Fred was a lifelong member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bowmanstown. He was a 1939 graduate of Palmerton High School. He and his deceased twin brother, Edward B., made Eagle Scout in Troop 47, Bowmanstown, in 1939. He was a 32nd-degree Mason and member of the Masonic Lodge, Lehighton, Valley of Lehigh-Lehigh Consistory, Allentown, and Hiram Temple Shrine, Wilkes-Barre. Fred was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving with the 669th Bombardment Squadron in the European theater of operations, Normandy, Rhine and Ardennes, receiving a Bronze Star and attaining the rank of technical sergeant.

Survivors: Wife; daughters, Barbara L., wife of Alfred Wiemann of Northampton, Ms. Janet Weaver of King of Prussia; son, Gerald Stemler of Perkasie; brother, Clair of Bowmanstown; sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Snyder of Peoria, Ariz.; 6 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a twin brother, Edward B.

Services: private graveside, at the convenience of th family, Towamensing Cemetery. Arrangements, Campton Funeral Home, Palmerton.

Online obituary in "The Morning Call", Allentown, PA



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