STANGEL, Michael D., age 70
Died: Monday, April 17th, 2017
Memorial Gathering: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the funeral home
A private interment will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials which will be given in memory of Mike at a later date.
Michael "Mike" D. Stangel, age 70, of Eau Claire, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire.
Mike was born on July 29, 1946 to the late Walter and Marion (Schroetter) Stangel in Bloomer, Wisconsin. He was raised in Bloomer; graduating from Bloomer High School before attending UW-EC. In 1968, he began working at the Maple Manor Motel and Restaurant. He took over the ownership in the early '70s and in 1998 the Maple Lounge was built.
Mike made the local political scene in the '70s serving on the Eau Claire City Council and then running for a seat on the State Assembly. He was a member of the Kiwanis, Elks Lodge, Lions Club, and the Wisconsin Tavern League. He was an avid golfer in his early years and loved hitting the road on his Harley Davidson.
But mostly, Mike loved being in the hospitality trade. It enabled him to live his dream - taking care of, talking to, and enjoying the company of people. He was a giver, not a taker. His "Maple Manor family" and his "kids" (the dogs), Peanut and Harley, will miss him dearly.
He is survived by his brothers, Daniel (Nancy) of Elk Mound and Kenneth (Patricia) of Eau Claire; sisters, Ione (Don) Knight of Manassas, VA, Patricia Stangel of Colfax, and Cynthia (Daniel) Mattison of Elk Mound; nephews, Scott Stangel, Randy (Beth) Knight and Brian Stangel; niece, Christina Olson; his longtime companion and friend, Sue Wright; many, many other relatives and dear friends.
Mike was preceded in death by his nephew, Jeremy Stangel; nieces, Angela Knight and Emily Stangel.