Rex Stambaugh, 90

Calvin “Rex” Stambaugh, 90, of Montpelier passed away early Saturday morning at his home.  He was born on September 12, 1924 in Kunkle, Ohio to Waldo L. and Lefa G. (Kunkle) Stambaugh.  Rex graduated from Kunkle High School in 1942.  Rex proudly served his country in the United States Army as a field medic during World War II.  On July 28, 1946 he married Doris K. Hepker in Angola, Indiana and she survives.

In 1986 Rex retired from the Water Service Department for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad, after 40 years.  He was a lifetime member of the Bryan VFW and the Pioneer American Legion, he was also a member of the Montpelier Moose and Montpelier Eagles.

Rex is survived by his wife Doris; two sons David R. (Cathy) Stambaugh of Williams Center, Ohio and Cal (Jeannie) Stambaugh of Edon; one daughter Nance Steinke of Montpelier; four grandchildren, Staci (Wesley) Dye of Montpelier, Heather (Ryan) Smith of Bryan, Shane (Amanda) Stambaugh of Hugo, Minnesota and Christina Stambaugh of Edon; ten great grandchildren; one brother Lorin “Pete” (Thelma) Stambaugh of Tucson, Arizona; and one sister Patricia (Robert) Poucher of Chesterland, Ohio.

Rex was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Manette Hurd, one son-in-law Ed Steinke and one brother Richard Stambaugh.

Graveside services for Rex will be on Friday, January 9th at 11am at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier with Pastor Mike Wilder to officiate and Military Rites provided by the Pioneer Veterans.  Donations may be made to CHP – Hospice.

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