Rev.Dr. Paul E. Stiffler

–  07/22/2016


Rev. Dr. Paul E.Stiffler, age 88, passed away on July 22, 2016 at Plymouth Place in LaGrange
Park, Illinois. Paul was a beloved husband, father, friend, and pastor to many throughout his
lifetime. He is survived by his wife, Elsie, his daughter, Cheryl Nelson and her husband Bob, his
son Jon and wife Roxanne, nephew Jeff Wise, seven grandchildren, Michelle Thompson, Kyle
Stiffler, Jennifer Nelson, David Nelson, Rob Nelson, Amy Scanlon-Otterness, and Jared
Scanlon, and three great-grandchildren, Colby, Joelle, and Rylee.

Paul was born in Akron Ohio on April 14, 1928 along with his twin sister, Lois. He spent his
adult life in Illinois and was married to his wife, Elsie in 1950. He received his BA degree from
North Central College, Naperville, Illinois in 1950 and became an ordained minister in 1953 from
Evangelical Theological Seminary. He received a Master’s Degree in Divinity from ETS, a
Doctorate in Ministry from Bethany Seminary in Oak Brook, and enhanced his extensive
education in Oxford, England. Paul was known for his work in Meditation and areas of
Spirituality. He was a pastor in churches for sixty years. A Labyrinth bears his name at First
Congregation Church of Western Springs. In addition to his many lifetime accomplishments, he
published two books, “Spiritual Pathways” and “Make Angels in the Snow”.

A Memorial Service will be August 6th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Western Springs 1106 Chestnut Street, Western Springs, IL 60558 and a Labyrinth Walk will be dedicated to Paul at a later date.



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