Nature 14

Timothy Lee Stangel

January 20, 1964 ~ August 4, 2023 (age 59) 59 Years Old


Timothy Lee Stangel, 59, of Minneapolis MN, began his journey to the spirit world on Friday, August 4th, 2023, from Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis MN.

Tim was born on January 20th, 1964, in Cass Lake MN to Gloria Reier and Felix Stangel. He spent most of his early years in the Bena, Cass Lake, and Walker area.

Tim loved the outdoors, he really enjoyed ricing, and picking boughs.  He enjoyed going thrifting and refurbishing what he found to make it new again.  He truly loved his Minnesota Vikings and CCR’s music.  Tim was a traditional man and practiced the traditional ways of his teachings.  He believed in the teachings of living off the land.

Tim adored his 14 grandchildren and spent as much time with them as possible. 

Tim is reunited with his parents, Felix Stangel and Gloria (Barney) Durkee; brothers, Eugene Stangel, Ritchie Stangel, and Todd Stangel.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Teresa Stangel; stepsons’, Austin Leger, Adlore Leger; stepdaughters, Amber Leger; daughters, Savannah Taylor, Amanda Palacio, Brittney Palacio, and Gabrielle Palacio; brothers, Robert Stangel, Brad Stangel, and Stacy Stangel; sister, Gloria Jean Schnecker; and 14 grandchildren.

An overnight wake for Tim will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12th and continue until his 11:00 a.m. traditional service on Sunday, August 13th, 2023, all being held at the Dave Morgan Community Center in Bena, MN.  The spiritual advisor will be Allen Hardy.  Pallbearers for Tim will be Austin Leger, Adlore Leger, Devon Keiser, T.J. Stangel, Michael Stangel, and Eagen Stangel.  His honorary pallbearers are Cory Stangel, Cody Stangel, Tristan Taylor, Jaxon Taylor, Dakota Taylor, and Kelvin “KJ” Franklin, Jr.  Interment will be in the Lakeview Cemetery at Bena, MN immediately following him Sunday services.

Tim’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN.  Online condolences for the family may be left at

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August 12, 2023

5:00 PM
Dave Morgan Community Center
15032 Old Housing Drive
Bena, MN 56626

Traditional American Indian Service
August 13, 2023

11:00 AM
Dave Morgan Community Center
15032 Old Housing Drive
Bena, MN 56626


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