Stanton Strickler vonGrabill, Jr.
01/14/1938 - 12/23/2018
Mr. Stanton Strickler vonGrabill, Jr. age 80, of South Hill, VA
died at his residence of forty-five years on Sunday, December 23, 2018.
He was an alumnus of Pennsylvania Military College ,
Chester, PA (now known as Widener University) He was the owner of Lake Country Insurance Agency since 1990 and was locally known as “Stan the Huff Cook Man” and also to his family as “Stan the Man”. He was a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and rescued many animals and birds indigenous to the area for more than twenty years. He successfully rehabilitated many injured animals and birds and returned them to the wild. As a taxidermist, he contributed numerous mounted animals and birds to the local South Hill Doll and Train Museum in South Hill, Va.
Mr. vonGrabill is survived by his wife Mary Margaret Fahy vonGrabill. Their sixtieth wedding anniversary was celebrated on November 29, 2018. He is also survived by : his three children, Erin Louise Bridget Sturmer of Durham, NC, Stanton Strickler vonGrabill, III of Brodnax, Va and Kerry Lynn Josephine Baker (Hab) of Brodnax, VA; his four grandchildren: Ryan Anthony Sturmer (Katie Kovach) of Durham NC, Corey Michael Sturmer (Charlee) of Hillsborough, NC, Collin Matthew Sturmer of Osaka , Japan and his only granddaughter : Kathleen Baker Gordon (Samuel) of Marion, NC, his three great grandchildren: Walter Piedmont Sturmer, Scarlet Genon Sturmer and Liam Thor Gordon. Mr. Von Grabill was the oldest of five siblings. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Brenda Lee von Grabill and Nancy Zavatta and is survived by his two brothers: Stephen William vonGrabill of Arvada, CO and Charles Evan vonGrabill of Medford, OR.
A solemn requem Mass will be held Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd, South Hill VA with interment to follow in Oakwood Cemetery, South Hill, VA. Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home is serving the vonGrabill family. Online condolences may be sent through www.crowderhitecrews.com.