Michael “Mike” James Stangl
CLEAR WATER, Wis. – Michael “Mike” James Stangl, 49, of Eau Claire, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 12, 2020, in a tragic ATV accident while hunting, one of his many passions.
He was born on January 25, 1971, in La Crosse, to William and Geri (Troyanek) Stangl. Mike grew up in Eau Claire and graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School in 1989. He graduated from a radiology school in La Crosse in 1992. He worked side by side with his father, Bill, at Computerized Medical Imaging, for 26 years. . . Most recently, he worked as a technologist in nuclear medicine at Shared Medical Technology. He began dating the love of his life, Angie Schilling, in 2011, with whom he later married.
He enjoyed hunting, sports, training, traveling, being outdoors, being outdoors, and spending time with his family and fiancée Angie. You could often find him at his family’s lake house in New Auburn, Wis., Where he spent many hours fishing, hunting and hiking. He was always ready for an adventure, including many fly fishing trips in Colorado, eye fishing in Canada, annual beach party in Mexico, alpine skiing wherever he could and with his next trip always in pencil! Ironically, he knew that time was not a commodity and it was not something he would waste.
He was a very witty man and he always knew how to smile on your face. Her faith was strong and she was always willing and able to guide others in reflective prayer. He did his best to make people feel cared for and loved. Always a thoughtful and generous person, he never arrived empty-handed (or on time!). That being said, he felt and proved that your time and attention are the most important thing you can give someone else. He was a great man, good, loving and good-hearted.
Mike is survived by his three children, Elena, Nate and Maya Stangl; his father, Bill (Angie) Stangl; brothers, Bryan (Julie) and Joseph (Michelle) Stangl; her fiancé, Angie Schilling, and her two children, Alexa and Kole; along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Gerry Stangl; his paternal grandparents, Charles and Laura (Hembd) Stangl; and his maternal grandparents, Herman and Betty (Podawitz) Troyanek; cousins, Jeanne Rud and Nick Troyanek; and Uncles David and Paul Troyanek.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 20 at 4 p.m., at Jacob’s Well Church, 3211 N. 50th Ave., Lake Hallie, Wis., 54729 (just east of Hwy Highway 53 and Melby Ave. intersection). Pastor Paul Berthiaume will officiate. The visit will take place from 2 pm to the service on Sunday, December 20, at the church. The family’s private burial will take place in Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire at a later date.
Friends and family can offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com.
Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, Wis., 54701, assists family with arrangements.
Published by La Crosse Tribune on December 18, 2020.