John H. Stoffel

John H. Stoffel, 77, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, March 4, 2011, at 3:04 a.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, IN.

A 1951 graduate of Huntington Catholic High School, Mr. Stoffel served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked for the Erie Lackawanna Railroad for 23 years. He was co-founder of M&S Sheet Metal, and was founder of Huntington Sheet Metal. He also served Huntington city and county governments in several elected and appointed offices.

Mr. Stoffel was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, and a life member of VFW Post 2689 in Huntington.

He was born March 13, 1933, to Albert and Esther Scher Stoffel in Huntington.

Survivors include two sons, Terry J. (Vicki) Stoffel and John A. (Michele) Stoffel, both of Huntington; two daughters, Kris Jane Wiley, of Huntington, and Cindy Betts, of rural Huntington; two brothers, Kenneth (Rosemary) Stoffel and Wallace (Janet) Stoffel, both of Huntington; two sisters, Angeline Shinebearger, of Hornell, NY, and Gloria (Alfred) Gorden, of Bluffton; and seven grandchildren.

He is also survived by a companion, Dolores Burnworth, of Huntington.

Calling is Monday, March 7, 2011, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St. Huntington, where a recitation of the Rosary will be held at 2 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 859 Cherry St., Huntington, with Rev. Ron Rieder officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Huntington.

Preferred memorials are to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home or to V.F.W. Post 2689 Poppy Drive, in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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