OBITUARY

Ronald Larry Stemaly

February 3, 1940February 7, 2021
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Ronald “Larry” Stemaly, 81, of Evansville, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021. He was born on February 3, 1940 in Evansville to the late John and Evelyn (Hogan) Stemaly.

He graduated from North High School and then went to work at L&N Railroad at the age of 18. Larry then went to work for CSX Railroad where he was a locomotive engineer for 36 years. He was the owner of Stemaly Excavating. Larry enjoyed watching sports on TV, hunting, fishing, gardening, and going to his cabin at Barkley Lake.

Larry is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Marilyn (Southwood) Stemaly; son, Jeff Stemaly of Evansville; daughter, Robin Van Hoy (Michael) of Chapel Hill, NC; grandchildren, Sean Stemaly of Nashville, TN, Jordan Van Hoy of Durham, NC, and Nicholas Van Hoy of Madison, WI; sister, Norma Sims of Evansville; and nieces and nephews.

A Private Family Service will be held. Friends may visit on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Alexander East Chapel. The service will be livestreamed at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at www.Facebook.com/FuneralStreamUSA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the homeless shelter or pet shelter of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Marilyn (Southwood) Stemaly, Wife
  • Jeff Stemaly, Son
  • Robin Van Hoy (Michael), Daughter
  • Sean Stemaly, Grandchild
  • Jordan Van Hoy, Grandchild
  • Nicholas Van Hoy, Grandchild
  • Norma Sims, Sister
  • John Stemaly, Father (deceased)
  • Evelyn (Hogan) Stemaly, Mother (deceased)
  • Larry also leaves behind nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 12, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • A Private Family Funeral Service will be held.

Memories

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Janice Stemle Schenk

February 13, 2021

Rest in peace dear cousin. Though we have lived miles apart my heart has always been aware of.our connection as family. Our prayers continue for you and we send our deepest sympathy to your family.

Mary K Boes

February 12, 2021

Marilyn, just want to express my sympathy for the loss of your husband. It has been many years since I have seen you, but i have many memories of your family. My brother Bob died in January of this year. It has been a difficult time for so many. Take care.

Durel Carneal

February 10, 2021

To a Wonderful neighbor and Great friend!! We will miss our visits on the patio with a tall glass of sweet tea! Dont you worry we will help keep an eye on Marilyn for you as she and your kitty and dog will be missing YOU! We all will! Rest in Peace Dear Friend!

Patricia VanHoy

February 10, 2021

Larry was a kind and gentle man. I always enjoyed talking to him when he came to visit Robin and Michael in North Carolina. He was always willing to help with heavy landscaping projects that Michael would design. He shared his expertise when Michael decided to clear the trees around his house. In later years, he would find a comfortable chair and watch all the activity around him.
Larry took an active interest in all his grandchildren and was proud of their accomplishments. Each child being totally different, Larry could give you details on their careers. He was able to attend his youngest grandson's graduation from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
I will miss Larry, and I hope he finds a comfortable chair or tractor in heaven where he can keep an eye on everyone below.

Janice Steals Schenk

February 10, 2021

A beloved cousin. Though far apart family is precious. We had a lovely visit at my mom, his aunts,funeral. Love and prayers for him and family

Terry Eckiss

February 10, 2021

One of the nicest men I ever met. He was a true friend and will be missed very much.

Beth Hendricks

February 9, 2021

Larry was a neighbor that I have so many wonderful memories of growing up. He was like family.

Emily Gartner

February 9, 2021

It was great growing up on Carol Drive with the Stemaly's. Friday nights in the summer included back yard volleyball games with the kids, while our parents churned homemade ice cream. Larry and Marilyn Stemaly were a big part of creating that community where kids really could be just that....kids! Thank you for all those cherished memories. I will never forget them. And that is just one memory, there were so many.

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Marilyn, Nick, Larry

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Marilyn, Nick, Larry

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Larry, Jeff, Sean

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Larry, Marilyn

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Larry, the dogs

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Larry, Jeff, Robin

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Robin, Larry

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Larry, Sean