August 29, 1937 - August 24, 2015


Reverend Alfred Herman Stangl was born on August 29, 1937, in Pierz, MN. He was the son of Frank and Frances Kruschek Stangl. Father Stangl attended Saint Joseph’s Grade School, Pierz, MN, Little Falls Public High School, Little Falls, MN, and Pierz Memorial High School, Pierz, MN. He received his college and seminary training at Saint John’s Seminary, Collegeville, MN. Father Stangl was ordained on June 1, 1963, at the Cathedral of Saint Mary, Saint Cloud, MN, by the Most Reverend Peter W. Bartholome. He celebrated his First Mass on June 2, 1963, at Saint Joseph’s Church, Pierz, MN.

Father Stangl served in the following assignments: associate pastor, Saint Mary’s, Melrose, June 1963-June 1966; St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud, June 1966-June 1968; St. Paul’s, St. Cloud and assistant chaplain St. Cloud Hospital June 1968-July 1981. He attended St. Louis University July 1981-July 1982. He was pastor, St. Gall’s, Tintah and St. Joseph’s Foxhome, July 1982-June 1983.

In addition to his parish assignments, he was chaplain at the St. Cloud Hospital, June 1983-July 1995 and the Veterans’ Medical Center, St. Cloud, July 1995-August 2007. Father Stangl retired August 31, 2007.

Father Stangl served on the Presbyteral Council for the Diocese of Saint Cloud, served as a spiritual director for Central Minnesota Beginning Experience, and was cofounder of St. Therese Center in St. Cloud.

Father Stangl died on August 24, 2015 at his home in St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be from 3:30 – 8:00 PM, Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Cathedral of Saint Mary, 25 8th Ave. S., St. Cloud, Minnesota and also after 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 1, 2015. A Vigil Service will be at 7:00 PM Monday evening at the Cathedral.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Cathedral of Saint Mary, St. Cloud, Minnesota, on September 1, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. with the Most Reverend Donald J. Kettler, Bishop of Saint Cloud presiding. Burial will be at Saint Joseph’s Parish Cemetery, Pierz, Minnesota at 3:00 PM Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

Father Stangl is survived by siblings, Marie Pohlkamp of Pierz, Herman (Frances) Stangl of Pierz, MN, Clarence (Judie) Stangl of Maple Plaine, MN, MN; and sister-in-laws, Carol Stangl and Arlene Stangl both of Pierz, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

Father Stangl was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Frances Stangl; siblings, Margaret Athman, Elaine Kummet, Evelyn Dehler, Richard Stangl and his twin brother, Alvin Stangl.