Charles L. “Charlie” Stimmel passed away suddenly April 3, 2009 in Pueblo. He was born Jun 21, 1942 in Frederick, Maryland to Charles and Ethel Stimmel. Charlie was a veteran of the US Army and a Bronze Star recipient, he served in the “Big Red 1” during Vietnam. Before his retirement in 1996, he was a 25 year employee of the Pueblo Fire Department. While a Fire Inspector his duties included investigations, prevention and educational programs. He was a great puppeteer, using the “Stop, Drop & Roll” puppet program as an educational tool. During retirement Charlie had many jobs to keep busy, most importantly was helping his wife, Joyce, in any and all of her endeavors be it working, crafting or volunteering. He was a member of the FO Eagles, D.A.V., V.F.W., the American Legion and others. He was the husband of Joyce Habenstein Stimmel, father of Rodney (Trina) Stimmel, “Papa” to Roman and Logan Stimmel, “Daddy” to Pepper and Molly, his beloved “Girls.” He was the son-in-law of Virginia Habenstein, brother of Sandy Wetzel, a good friend and brother to Bernie and Mary Fogle as well as cousin and nephews to numerous other family members. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service was held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 26, 2009 in the King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane, with Rev. Mark Crates officiating. Memorial rites were provided by the Pueblo Fire Department Honor Guard. A reception followed the service in the church Fellowship Hall.