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Nathan Dean "Buddy" Stengel, 36, died unexpectedly July 31, 2016 in his home in the Chicagoland area.
He was born December 31, 1979 in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Formerly of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Buddy was a graduate of Warwick Senior High School, Lititz. He worked as a floor installation technician.
Buddy loved baseball and was an amazing cook. He was a gentle and loving man with a heart of gold. He had the ability to turn a grey sky blue with his humorous antics.
Buddy was preceded in death by his mother, Cindy Zochowski and step-mother, Bonita Stengel. He is survived by his father, Harold Dean Stengel, Jr., Ephrata, PA; daughter, Alexis Stengel, 16, Lancaster, PA; daughter, Emma Stengel, 3, Crystal Lake, IL; sister, Stephanie Stengel, Reading, PA; step-brother, Jeff Hummer, Manheim, PA; step-sister, Tamara Dunlap, Ephrata, PA; fiancée, Michelle; grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other who had the honor of knowing Buddy.
There will be a celebration of life from 4 to 7pm on August 27, 2016 at Oregon Community United Methodist Church, 1218 Creek Rd., Lititz, PA. For further information regarding the celebration of life, please contact Tamara Dunlap at or via Facebook Messenger.
Arrangements entrusted to Marengo-Union Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at