ALOIS “LOUIE” “OPA” STEMPFER, 94, of Highland Heights, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Louie was born May 27, 1923 in Austria. Louie married the love of his life, Irene, on September 16, 1947, and immigrated to the United States in 1956. They lived in Cleveland before moving to Highland Heights in 1962.
Louie attended drafting school and learned how to read blue prints. He was a construction foreman and superintendent for several companies besides being in business with his son. He was member of the International Union of North America Local #860. Louie was considered a legend in the construction industry by many of his peers.
Louie was a long-time member of St. Paschal Baylon Church. Besides working many hours, and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, Louie loved to go polka dancing with his beloved wife. Louie’s family described him as devoted family man who came to this country without being able to speak English, and made a great life for his family. Every day after his meal prayer Louie always said “God Bless America”.
He is survived by his children Lou Stempfer (wife Natalie), Irene Vaccarino (husband George Saadey, Jr.), Ingrid Aprile (husband Bill) and Tony Stempfer; grandchildren Louis Stempfer, Jr., Sandi Yavorsky (husband Rodney), Tiffany Masiello Servey (husband Paul), Randy Masiello (wife Crystal), Charles Laux, Keli Pastor (husband Matt), Heather Aprile, Billy Aprile (wife Lyndsey), Kristin Clines (husband Dennis), great grandchildren Shane, Megan, Aaron, Alexis, Bobby, Taylor, Lexi, Isabella, Salvatore, Andy, Charlie, Maxx, Aubrey, Taryn, Joseph, Jordan, John, and Carter.
Louie was preceded in death by his wife Irene (nee Getz) Stempfer; his daughter Trudy Laux; grandson Michael Clines; his parents Johann and Katharina (nee Forstenpointner) Stempfer; and 5 siblings.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, June 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 5384 Wilson Mills Rd, Highland Heights, OH 44143. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery.
Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Alios at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91 THURSDAY 4-8PM.
Contributions may be made in Alois’s memory to Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, 21281 Chardon Rd. Euclid, OH 44117.
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Kathi ud Walter Paulusberger
Lieber Lois !
Wir sind sehr dankbar, dich und deine Familie kennengelernt zu haben. Dank meiner Oma, die dich wie ihren eigene Sohn geliebt hat. Die Begegnungen mit Dir und Deiner lieben Familie werden wir nie vergessen. Bei uns in Österreich ( Kraxenberg ) 1970 und 1990, sowie der Besuch bei Euch 1991.
Wir haben Dich immer sehr bewundert, wie Du Deinen amerikanischen Traum tatsächlich verwirklicht und gelebt hast ! Nun bist Du heimgekehrt und bist auf immer uns ewig bei Deiner geliebten Irene und anderen Verwandten. Lebe wohl !
In bester Erinnerung und Freundschaft – Deine Freunde Kathi, Walter, Cornelia, Alexander und Karin
To the family with deep sympathy.
May you draw comfort from God during this difficult time as he help you to cope with the loss of a wonderful person. Please extend our sympathy to the family.
Will always remember working with ALCON damn were good. you will be misser fogle bachei.j my condolences joe sutter
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Stempfer family at this sad time. What a wonderful, kind man who will be truly missed. God Bless, Patty Trivison Leovic & family
Adam and Irene Simon
Even though it’s been too long since we have seen him or his dear wife Irene, we have many fond memories of them and their beautiful family. He would always welcome my wife and I with a smile and a big hug. He was a class act and the example of the family we all should strive.
You are in our thoughts.
Adam and Irene Simon
Rest in Peace Uncle Louie……We love you……
Bev Paternite (Frank)
Mr. Louie Stempfer was One-of-a-kind. He was a dear, sweet, loving man, that we have had the pleasure of knowing for many, many years. My husband Frank and his family were next door neighbors to the Stempfer’s, and I remember Louie & Irene treating us like their own Family. Mr. Louie always had a big smile when he greeted you and he always had kind words to say. We always enjoyed seeing him, Irene & Tony at St. Paschal’s Mass on Sundays, and we would Thank the dear Lord for their longevity and for all the many happy years they have shared together. Louie will be greatly missed…but his Legacy will go on forever. Peace to you all and God Bless The Stemfer Family