Armin Stehl

Armin Stehl
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Armin R. Stehl, 79, of New Athens, IL, born March 18, 1939, in New Athens Township, IL, died, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at New Athens Home for the Aged.

Armin was a self-employed professional painter for 55 years before his retirement and a member of the Painters Local 85 Union.  He was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church New Athens, IL, and belonged to the Knights of Columbus – New Athens Council 3789 and the New Athens Sportsman’s Club. Armin was an avid deer hunter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur C. and Anna Mae, nee Herzog, Stehl; and a brother-in-law, Vic Joellenbeck.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Sandra L. Stehl, nee Mudd, whom he married on June 9, 1960;
a son, Scott (Debra) Stehl of Smithton, IL;
a daughter, Kimberly (David) Kinzinger of Smithton, IL;
four grandchildren, Ashley (Mike) Dahm, Ryan (Kerrie) Stehl, Chelsea Kinzinger (JW Sloan), and Kayla (Mike) Ratz;
five great-grandchildren, Carlie and Collin Dahm, Adler and Lennon Ratz, and Jackson Stehl;
a brother, Clarence E. (Mary) Stehl of Smithton, IL;
and a sister-in-law, Jackie Joellenbeck of Albers, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, or to the New Athens Home for the Aged.  Condolences may be made to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, October 22, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 22, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, with Father Mark Reyling officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.


6 Comments on Armin Stehl

Gail & Larry Fowler said : Guest Report Oct 24, 2018 at 6:23 PM

Scott & Debbie & family...We are so sorry for your recent loss. May your many wonderful memories being you peace in the days ahead.Love, Larry & Gail

  • Belleville
  • Il
Carla Carter Brown said : Guest Report Oct 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Sandra my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Marion
  • Il.
Katie Hasenstab said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2018 at 9:37 PM

A treasure to have known a wonderful man like Armin. His kindness and sense of humor made being around him always a special time. God bless you, Armin.

  • Tigard
  • OR
Alice Kuehn John Kuehn said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2018 at 9:21 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. We always enjoyed Armin's stories when he did painting for us.

  • New Athens
  • IL
Stephanie Berry said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2018 at 8:37 PM

Dear Kayla and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa. He sounds like such a wonderful person. You and your family are in my prayers. Your grandpa is in Heaven with our Lord smiling down on his beautiful family. With sympathy, Stephanie Berry

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Jim and Pam Hammel said : Guest Report Oct 18, 2018 at 11:37 PM

Sandy, Scott, Kim and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of grief. Armin was one of a kind and a very special person I know he will be missed by many. Rest In Peace my friend until we meet again. Jim and Pam

  • Waterloo
  • Il

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