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John D. Stell

St David- John D. Stell, 84, of St. David, passed away at 9:20 PM on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Graham Hospital in Canton he was born on February 1, 1935 in Canton, a son of Arthur and Maxine (Whitehead) Stell. He married Dixie “Pat” Sawyer on October 24, 1954 in Canton. She preceded him in death on October 10, 2015.

Also preceding him in death is his parents, and one grandson, Joshua Hackett.

Surviving are his children, Nancy (Lee) Hackett of Bryant; Brenda Stell of St. David; David (Debbie) Stell of Lewistown; three grandchildren, Beth (Jerry) Wallace, Karissa Stell, Nate Stell, and three great-grandchildren, Kaycee Roberts, Jacob Roberts, and Izadora Herche.

John worked and later retired from Caterpillar, Inc., was a loyal member of the UAW Local # 974, and member of the St David Optimist Club. He was an avid Duck and Goose Hunter. His greatest love was his grandchildren and his beloved dog, Fiona.

Funeral services will be at 12:00 PM (Noon) on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, where visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of the services. Pastor Ellen Dodd will officiate. Burial will be in Maryville Cemetery in Bryant. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society. To leave online condolences or to view John’s DVD please visit

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  • Tanisha Greene

    Reply December 17, 2019 10:02 pm

    My heart and deepest condolences go to the Stell family. May you find comfort in the lord our Savior during this difficult time.

  • Ginny Bruketta

    Reply December 18, 2019 1:38 am

    Brenda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a sweet man.

  • Melody McMillan

    Reply December 18, 2019 9:30 am

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Prayers to the family.

  • Sharon (Nebergall) Bosserman

    Reply December 18, 2019 9:50 am

    Nancy, Brenda, David, and families,
    My deepest sympathies! It is difficult to lose a parent. Keep all your good memories close to your heart. My prayers for comfort!

  • Lorenda Alvin Spilker

    Reply December 18, 2019 2:27 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to the Stella family in the passing of John. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Alvin and Lorenda Spilker.

  • Dave Lidwell

    Reply December 19, 2019 4:00 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed talking to John.

  • Starla LaFollette

    Reply December 20, 2019 9:33 am

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I know how much he was loved and respected, and how much he will be missed. God be with you all during this time- my prayers are with you.

  • Kathy Yurkovich

    Reply December 25, 2019 5:23 pm

    So sorry for your loss John will be missed

  • Richard chambers

    Reply December 30, 2019 2:00 pm

    I will remember John as a man of honor. He refused to bow when others did.

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