McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


September 11, 2013

Michael E. Stachmus

McALESTER — Michael E. Stachmus, 66, of McAlester, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his residence.

Private family services will be held at a later date at Elmwood Cemetery in Hartshorne with Kevin Priddle officiating

Arrangements are under direction of Bishop Funeral Service.

Michael Earle Stachmus was born Aug. 13, 1947, in Hartshorne to Victor and Betty Earle (Miller) Stachmus. He graduated from Hartshorne High School and continued his education at Oklahoma State University.

In 1971, he earned his bachelor’s degree and returned to McAlester to begin working in the family business, Stachmus Insurance Agency. He was an insurance agent in the McAlester area and throughout the state of Oklahoma.

He enjoyed outdoor activities, working in his yard and animals.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Hope Stachmus, of the home; a daughter, Andrea Stachmus, of Fort Worth, Texas; sons, Darrell Stachmus, of McAlester, and Erick Stachmus, of Las Vegas, Nev.; a step-daughter, Brandi N. Holbrook, of Muskogee; a step-son, Wesley A. Holbrook, of Macon, Ga.; grandsons, Vaughn Stachmus, of McAlester, Pierce Stachmus, of McAlester, Drew Stachmus, of McAlester, Trad Stewart, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Andrew Stachmus, of McAlester; granddaughter, Shaylyn Stachmus, of Eufaula; brother, Rex Stachmus, and his wife, Jane; nieces, and nephews, Aaron Stachmus, Adam Stachmus and Adrian Stachmus.

He was preceded in death by parents, Victor and Betty Stachmus, and son, Victor Kenneth Stachmus.

The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

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