John Stemlar


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Posted Online: June 12, 2014, 8:20 pm
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John S. Stemlar, 80, of Coupeville, Wash., formerly of Davenport, died June 8, 2014, in San Diego, Calif.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Catholic, Davenport. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Halligan-McCabe-Devries, Davenport.
He was born July 20, 1933, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He married Barbara Cramer in 1955.
Surviving are his wife; children, Mike Stemlar, Bettendorf, Tom, Indianapolis, Ind., Kathy Weigand, Denver, Colo., Sharon Theuerkauf, Bettendorf, and Anne, Boston, Mass.; seven grandchildren; and a brother.












 



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