Harold Louis Tengler, Jr., 76, of Southern View, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Springfield Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 6, 1947 in Springfield to Harold L. and Helen Emma Cycholl Tengler. He married Sharon Winner on September 18, 1971 and she survives.

Also surviving Harold are his two children, Stacy (Jimmy) Stoppelwerth of Riverton and Chad (Catherine) Tengler of Springfield; one grandchild, Kate Stoppelwerth; one great-grandchild, Davis; one sister, Arlene (David) Grubb of Rochester; nieces, Courtney and Erica; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Harold was a lifelong resident of Springfield and a 1965 graduate of Springfield High School. He served our country in the United States Navy from 1966 – 1970.

After his service with the Navy, he became a licensed barber. He then came across a security job at SIU School of Medicine and retired from there as the Director of Security with over 25 years of service. In addition to his security experience, he became a master locksmith. He loved his family dearly, and especially loved his dogs, Maggie and Bingo.

Visitation: 9:30 am – 11:30 am, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Funeral Service: 11:30 am, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Jim Stoppelwerth officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler

National Cemetery with military honors being conducted.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Sangamon County Animal Control.

Share stories & photos at StaabObituary.com

©2024 All Content Obituary Systems

“Professional Responsibility” protects the daily obituary. LocalObituary.com and the Authorized Licensed Funeral Provider “Thank You for Helping.”


To the extent allowed under State law, the decedent’s name, image and likeness are protected under this State’s Right of Publicity laws and should not be reproduced, copied, distributed, republished, or otherwise displayed for commercial purposes unless specifically authorized.

©2023 All Content Obituary SystemsTM, LLC

An Important Message

Certified Obituary ServicesSM, A Social EnterpriseSM, is a Sustainable, Interdependent & Effective Partnership among State, National & International Funeral Director Associations, Professional Affiliates, and Newspapers, Facilitated by your Local Funeral Home.

LocalObituary.com, a Quality Brand Service MarkSM, is active as a vital community service available only through your Local Funeral Home. 

Other Quality Brand Service MarksSM, pending development, will soon connect the Local Community with Caring Professionals.  

Active Development 
Community Service
Local ObituarySM

Pending Development
Community Service

Local CounselorSM
Asset ConfidentialSM
Please Find HerSM
Please Find HimSM
The Perpetual LightSM
Local Pet ObituarySM
Local Pet CounselorSM

My Newspaper DailySM
My Newspaper WeeklySM
Daily Flip NewspaperSM
Weekly Flip Newspaper

Pending Development
Funeral Provider Service

Your SEO AllySM
Obituary IT SupportSM