Stephen Maegerlein

Obituary of Stephen Maegerlein

Williams – Stephen D. Maegerlein, 76, of Williams, died at 9:45 pm on Friday, June 16, 2017 at his residence.

Born December 9, 1940, in Bedford, he was the son of Lehman Otto and Rebecca Cornelia (Smith) Maegerlein. He married Nancey J. Franklin on May 27, 1988 and she survives. He was a graduate of Williams High School with the class of 1959. He graduated from Purdue University in 1963 and was employed as a chemist for NSWC Crane. He was a certified cave diver and a consummate tinkerer. He loved science and sharing his knowledge with everyone. He was a member of the America Chemical Society, BIG Bloomington Indiana Grotto. He was a member of the National Guard for six years and the secretary-treasurer for the Williams Cemetery Association. He was a loving husband, dad and grandpa.

Survivors include his wife, Nancey, of Williams; two sons, William (Bill) Kristler and wife, Cathy, of Williams, Anthony (Tony) Kristler and wife, Betty, of Lanesville; four grandchildren, Antonio and wife, Jenny Kristler, Abigail Kristler and Charesa Kristler. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Timothy and a sister, Mary Rachel Cline.

A celebration of Stephen’s life will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Ariana Wilson officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until the hour of service on Wednesday, June 21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Williams Cemetery Association. Family and friends may express condolences at