J. Robert "Bob" STIMMEL

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Bob Stimmel standing in front of the family funeral home. The Bashore Hardware is directly behind him. The Port Royal National Bank is to the left of the left of the hardware and the Post Office is in partial view to the left of the Bank. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/9/13 - Image Year: 1935

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Joseph Robert Stimmel was the son of William Cloyd and Alba (Miller) Stimmel. He was born May 21, 1917 and died November 19, 1983. He married Dorothy Ernest and they had three sons: Joe, Gary and Ben. Bob operated the Stimmel Funeral Home in Port Royal for much of his adult life.


J. ROBERT STIMMEL, 66, of 1 Fairway Drive, Selinsgrove and formerly of Port Royal died at 6:45 a.m. Saturday, November 19 [1983] at Polyclinic Medical Center, Harrisburg following extended hospitalization.

Born May 21, 1917 in Port Royal, he was a son of the late William Cloyd and Alba Miller Stimmel. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ernest Stimmel.

Two sons survive, Joseph R. Stimmel II, Harrisburg; Benjamin H. Stimmel, Washington Pa; four sisters, Mrs. William (Jane) Robinson, Port Royal R.D.2; Mrs. Shelley (Bette) Miller, Dix Field, Maine; Mrs. George (Ann) Hench and Mrs. Carl (Pauline) Zook, both of Newport; a brother, William C. Stimmel, Port Royal R.D.1; and three grandchildren.

[He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Walker Stimmel on November 1, 1973.]

Mr. Stimmel was the fourth generation director and owner of the Stimmel Funeral Home, Port Royal, having sold his practice in 1972 [to Walter Rex]. He was retired as Central Area Director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

He was a member of the Sharon Lutheran Church, Selinsgrove.

He was past master of Union Lodge, #324, F&A.M., Mifflintown; member of Ancient Excepted Scottish Rite Valley of Harrisburg and Zembo Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., Harrisburg; Pennsylvania Showman's Association and former board member of Juniata County Agricultural Society.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal with the Rev. J. Alien Snyder officiating. Interment will be in the New Church Hill Cemetery Port Royal.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/8/23 - Image Year: 1934
PRHS CLASS OF 34: (Front Tow l-r): Edith Thatcher, Nellie Book, Ruth Walters, Evelyn Kilmer, Helen Swartz, Ada Bowers, Helen Smith, Betty Gilliford; (Middle Row) Robert Stimmel, Ralph Stauffer, Theron Barton, John Meminger, Leland Keemer, Lester Yohn, Banks Robinson; (Back Row) Margaret Garett, James Hubler, Glen Kepner, John Barton, Gerald Groninger, Evelyn Foster
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/26/10 - Image Year: 1947
DELEGATES TO FAIR CONVENTION - JAN 1947 (Clockwise around table): Helen Hower (with balloon), Dwight B. Hower, John M. Kohler, Mary Kohler, Dorothy Stimmel, J. Robert Stimmel, Warren M. Kohler, Mary Kohler. (Photo submitted by Ruth and Bud Hower).
Contributed by rkohler3 on 10/20/10 - Image Year: 1964
Drivers and Attendants - August 25, 1964 Kneeling: (l-r) Bob Michael, Earl Willi, Bob Burd, John Leidy Standing: (l-r) Bill Wagner, Bob Stimmel, Fred Wagner, Mick Zimmerman, Arthur Aumiller, Harold Hartman, Phil Kilmer

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