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William L. Gietl

February 11, 1927 - June 16, 2017

William L. Gietl, 90, of Springfield, died at 1:48 am, Friday, June 16, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born February 11, 1927 in Springfield, to Emil and Anna Hanke Gietl. He married Mary Ellen Bailey on May 4, 1949 and she preceded him in death on March 4, 2009.

Survivors include two daughters, Pat (Robert) Green and Shirley (Robert) Morgan both of Springfield; two sons, Al (Karen) Gietl and Greg (Ginnie) Gietl both of Springfield; six grandchildren, Kelly (Butch) Leach, Kerry (Michael) Harden, Amy (Steve) Alton, Zach Gietl and Kellby and Kassidy Gietl; three great grandchildren, Alex and Nicholas Harden and Tyler Leach, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; five brothers and five sisters.

Mr. Gietl was a US Navy veteran serving in WWII. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church where he served as an Usher. William was owner and operator of Gietl Office Equipment and was former owner; operator and service manager of Underwood and Olivetti Office. He was an avid card player and served as President of the Mozart Club.

Visitation: 4 – 7 pm Monday, June 19, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with a prayer service at 4 pm.

Funeral Mass: 10:30 am, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Church with Monsignor David Hoefler officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, June 19, 2017

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Time: 10:30 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church


1345 North 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62702

217-544-7426 Map

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church.

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