Gilbert "Gil" Stammer, 87, of Branson West, MO died Thursday, June 21, 2018 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 30th in the First United Methodist Church of Mountain Home with Reverend Tom Frase officiating. Interment will be private.

Gilbert Alvin Stammer was born Friday, February 6, 1931 in Appleton, WI to Alvin and Manila Stammer. He attended school in Appleton and after high school attended and graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton. In 1953 he enlisted the United States Army and served with the 7th Army Band as a trombone player. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal in 1955. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Germany) and Good Conduct Medal. Following his military service, he taught Elementary Music at Grosse Point-Woods, MI. In 1957 he was employed by Ryerson Steel in sales positions and sales manager, a position he held until He retired in 1990. He was married to Margaret Tschida on April 30 1977. He and Margaret retired to Cotter, AR. While in Cotter, Gil served two terms as a councilman for the city of Cotter. He also founded and served as president of the Cotter Chamber of Commerce for seven years.

Gil enjoyed Barbershop Quartet Music. He was a baritone of several championship quartets in WI, IL and MI. He was also chorus director. He was an avid sportsman specializing in bird hunting, fishing, especially bass and trout and fly fishing. He was also a guide on the White River for six years. Gil was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Kimberling City, MO.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Branson West; a son, Eric Gilbert Stammer of Sarasota, FL; a step-son, James Randall Mints of Beaumont, TX; a daughter, Karen Lange of Marionville, MO; a step-daughter, Tracy Mints of West Plains, MO; five grandchildren Noah Miser, Joshua Miser, Melissa Renzi, Ericka and Darcy Lange; two step-grandchildren Justin and Dana Mints.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Manila Stammer; a daughter, Diane Stammer; one sister, Delores Aale and a step-son, Mark Mints.

Memorials in memory of Gilbert 'Gil" Stammer may be made to the Chancel Choir, First United Methodist Church of Mountain Home, AR. www.fumcmh.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home, Forsyth, MO.

Gilbert "Gil" Stammer
February 6, 1931 - June 21, 2018
15945 U.S. Hwy 160 ~ Forsyth, MO. 65653 ~ (417) 546-6250
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home