John Michael Stettler, age 66, of Lamar, Missouri died Sunday, August 12, 2018 at his daughter’s home.

John was born March 20, 1952 to John Marvin and Helen Elizabeth (Niehaus) Stettler. He attended Prairie Rose Grade School and graduated Lamar High School in 1970 and then attended SMS in Springfield.

Having a “Zest for Life”, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, exploring for arrowheads and collecting rocks from locations he visited, pulling tractors, MOPAR cars, NHRA, and was a master diesel mechanic who could fix anything and make it better than it was before. He was proud to have earned the FFA American Farmer Degree. John was a trucker, welder and a row crop farmer.

John leaves behind a son, John Adam (Trisha) Stettler, Lamar, Missouri; four daughters, Stephanie (Matt) Spain, Lockwood, Missouri, Harmony Stettler, Kansas City, Missouri, Tara (Matthew) Anderson, Austin, Texas and Kandra Stettler, San Antonio, Texas; one brother, James (Sherry) Stettler, Lamar, Missouri; two sisters, Lendi (Jerry) Davis, Iantha, Missouri, and Naomi (Ken) Shaw, Lee’s Summit, Missouri; and 11 grandchildren, Andrew, Ahmir, Payton, Daphne, Johnny, Julia, Ashlyn, Megan, Olivia, Jace, and Ember.

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:00 pm Friday, August 17, 2018 at Daniel Funeral Home.


#12 Carthage, MOJeanie Harrison 2018-10-09 10:55
I am saddened to read of the loss of Johnny. He was a classmate from 1970 and a cool guy. He was one of the most energetic young men in our class that seemed like he could just not stop going. Kinda reminded me of the energizer bunny, he kept going and going and going. Full of life and lived it fully. He was cute, funny, had a huge heart for people. I had not had the pleasure to see him in the past 10 years or so. Johnny was a person that once you met him, he did not forget you. He would do anything he could to help other people even if he did not know you. He touched the lives of many and he willed be missed by those same ones. Johnny I will miss you my friend. My sincere sympathy to your family and all your friends. Rest in peace buddy. See ya on the flip side Johnny.
#11 Golden City, MOSherry Brewer 2018-08-18 21:06
RIP Johnny, to all your family lots of hugs and prayers, always making someone laugh, would help anyone out if you needed it enjoy and cherish the memories
#10 LamarLinda Briscoe 2018-08-16 03:03
Will be missed by so many. Was a very smart funny man. May you RIP and continue raising hell
#9 Joplin MORochelle Forste 2018-08-15 20:35
I'm so sorry for you lose. Sending my prayers and love.
R.I.P Johnny!!!
#8 RE: John M. StettlerLloyd Corbin 2018-08-15 19:18
Will miss you buddy, we had some good times. I enjoy the memory of your pet boa constrictor you kept in the trunk of your Super Bee.
#7 LamarMark Davis 2018-08-15 17:28
My relationship with Johnny goes back 50 years to high school when we were just 2 young guys trying to figure out girls, being cool and life in general. Our adult lives took us in different directions yet the old memories still bound us together. I am proud to call him my friend and he will be missed by the many that knew him. Rest in peace Johnny until we meet again.
#6 KentuckyLarry Wiley 2018-08-15 17:10
John was a great friend. We quail hunted together for many years. We loved his family and had many great times together. RIP John you were loved by the Kentucky guys.
#5 Lufkin, TexasDel Miller 2018-08-15 16:56
John was a guy that enjoyed life to the fullest !!!
#4 Lufkin , TexasDel Miller 2018-08-15 16:52
Johnny was a classmate at Lamar Junior High , a fun loving character , he enjoyed life to the fullest !
#3 LamarVicky Masterson 2018-08-14 14:46
So sorry to hear. There will be so many memories that that can't be replaced. Johnny was always a fun loving free spirit, who will be missed by all who knew him.

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