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Paul A. Stingel

Paul A Stingel, 90, died July 14, 2012, at his daughter’s home in Lorena. He was born in Coshocton, Ohio, on Nov. 15, 1921, to Albert and Anita Stingel.

He joined the Army on Aug. 8, 1942, and served during World War II and the Korean War.

After his honorable discharge April 1, 1963, he and his family settled in Marble Falls. For 10 years, he worked for Bill Rainey’s Properties, clearing and developing land. Then, he worked at F&R Buildings in Marble Falls for five years.

After his retirement, he and his wife, Betty, enjoyed “picking” at garage sales. He had a special talent for buying electronics, refurbishing them to like-new conditions and re-selling them at thrift shops and the couple’s own garage sales.

He and his wife moved to San Antonio in 1986 to be close to Fort Sam Military base, where he cared for her as she battled liver cancer. They were married for 55 years.

He became reacquainted with and soon married his childhood sweetheart, Ruth Farmer, on Nov. 18, 2000. The couple moved to New Braunfels, where they lived for 11 years until his recent illness.

In addition to his wife, survivors include daughter Selene Adamson and husband Randy of Lorena; sisters Ruth Sees and Eleanor Emslie and husband Roy, all of Ohio; granddaughters Shona Stingel of Temple and Angie Brooks of China Spring; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Betty; brothers Clarence and Chet; and son Ralph.

Visitation is 7 p.m. July 18 at Connally-Compton Funeral Home in Waco with a service following at 7:30 p.m. A military graveside service is 11 a.m. July 19 at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.

His daughter and her husband were fortunate to have had the opportunity to care for him during his last days. The family would like to thank the caregivers at AlzCare of Waco and Odyssey Hospice for their compassionate and loving care and support.

Memorials may be made to AlzCare of Waco, 4308 N. 19th St. Waco, TX 76708.

A guest book may be signed at

Local arrangements by Edgar Funeral Home, 2105 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls, (830) 693-5808.