August 27, 1941 - June 28, 2015


A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Lorrine “Tina” L. Stangler, age 73, of Albany, will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Father Cletus Connors will officiate with Father Brad Jenniges will concelebrating. Her dear friend Deacon Rick Sherping will assist with the wake the evening prior, and innichment will take place in the parish cemetery. Tina passed away in comfort at the Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta surrounded by her family Sunday morning. There will be a visitation from 4:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 and again after 10:00 AM Thursday morning at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Parish prayers will be at 5:00 PM followed by the Christian Mothers praying the rosary at 5:30 PM Wednesday evening at the church. Arrangements are being made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, Albany.

Tina was born on August 27, 1941 to Lloyd and Joyce (Berstron) Briddell in Superior, WI and named Lorrine Louise. She grew up with four siblings and graduated from their local high school. On July 15, 1961, she married Ervin Stangler in Superior, WI and their union welcomed three sons. Tina was proud to be called daughter, sister, wife, and mother and family was very important to her. She was a steady presence and very supportive of her children. She enjoyed taking care of people, helping others, and never said "no" to someone in need. Tina liked spending time on her porch, talking with friends over coffee or wine. She worked as a nursing assistant for 20 years at Mother of Mercy Campus of Care in Albany. In 1997, she underwent a life-saving liver transplant and became a strong advocate for organ donation as a result. Tina was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and active in the church bazaar selling things like quilts and nice crafts at the Fancy Works stand. She belonged to the Christian Mothers, volunteered at Mother Seaton’s Store in Albany, and volunteered with LifeSource, an organization the coordinates organ donation.

Tina is survived by her sons Ken (Amy) Stangler, Blaine; Mark (Carol) Stangler, St. Cloud; Dean (Lisa) Stangler, Alexandria; her siblings Tim Briddell, WI; Judy (Jerry) Zehner, WI; Laura DaRonco; WI; Gloria (Jesse) James, WI; Penny Briddell, FL; her grandchildren Amber, Austin, Robert, Amanda, Luke, Megan, Morgan; as well as many other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Joyce Briddell and her husband Ervin in 2014.

Tina would like to express a heartfelt "thank you" to her donor and their family for all of her added years. She became a major promoter of organ donation after receiving this special gift.