Andrew P. “Andy” Stadler, age 52, died February 20, 2020 after a long battle with ALS, a muscle and nerve issue resulting from his military service in multiple deployments during Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mr. Stadler is survived by his wife, Laura; four children, Melinda Stadler, Michael Stadler, Ben Stadler, and Laurisa Stadler and grandson, Jaden Eberlien. He also leaves behind his father, Arthur Stadler; brother, John Stadler (wife Tammy); sister, Amy Stadler; several member of his wife’s family, the Smiths; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sheila Stadler, sister, Bonnie Stadler, his first wife, Amy Peach Stadler, and his oldest daughter, Michelle Eberlien. Andy is a veteran of Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving in the military 25 years. He achieved the rank of Chief master Sergeant. His last duty station was at the Pentagon, Washington DC, where he served as Paralegal Career Field Functional Manager and the Senior Enlisted Advisor to The Judge Advocate General’s Air National Guard Council for 4 ½ years. He was responsible for the successful execution of instituting policies enhance the overall training, morale, and welfare. Responsible for the management of all ANG paralegals throughout the 88 ANG bases across the United States, including Guam, Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. Under his leadership, the ANG paralegals surged forward in training, morale, and worldwide deployments, setting the benchmark for standards. The Air force named an award after Chief Stadler, called Chief Stadler Award. The award is presented annually by The judge Advocate General of the Air force (3 star General) to Air force Airmen who have demonstrated great leadership characteristics and thinking outside the box initiatives. Chief Stadler earned several medals and citations. Locally, he was named the hometown hero by TV2 in 2014.
Mr. Stadler is founder of Stadler & Co Tax Service that serves several thousand residents throughout the Wabash Valley area. The company’s core values were exceptional customer service, top-notch tax law knowledge and employing license tax professionals who routinely worked with the IRS to resolve tax issues and get the largest tax refunds legally possible. Stadler and Company had five office locations throughout West Central and Southern Indiana. Mr. Stadler oversaw training and execution of company policies for over forty employees. Mr. Stadler’s success in business can be directly attributed to his work ethic and his natural leadership ability, his attention to detail, organization, and having been actively involved in the community.
Mr. Stadler has been a guest speaker at the IRS national forum twice and also a guest speaker to several organizations locally and across the United States on tax law and successful business operations. Mr. Stadler served as president for Large Tax Practice Group, American Tax Professional Group, Indiana Society of Enrolled Agents; he also served on Board of Directors for National Society of Enrolled Agents and Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce also serving on the Executive board for the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce. He also coached youth at Riley Ball Park and Riley Basketball League. Mr. Stadler was actively involved with lawmakers in Washington DC and made several trips to Washing DC visiting with key se3nators and congressmen regarding tax issues.
Mr. Stadler is a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church actively supported the church and held many positions within the church. Mr. Stadler is a member of American Legion Post 346 and lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972. He is also a member of National Association of Enrolled Agents, National Tax Professional Association, and held a license issued by the US Treasury Department as an Enrolled Agent “American Tax Professionals”.
Mr. Stadler had a bachelor’s degree, two associate degrees, and was a graduate of Leadership Terre Haute.
Awards he had received; NAEA Excellent in Public Awareness Award (2014), Air Force Air Combat Command Paralegal of the Year (2006), 181st Fighter Wing Outstanding Airman of the Quarter (2004)
Visitation will be Friday February 28, 2020 from 4:00 until 8:00 pm in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and on Saturday February 29, 2020 from 10:00 until 11:00 am in the church. Funeral services will be on Saturday February 29, 2020 at 11:00 am in the church with Pastors Dennis Ticen, Aaron Wheaton, and Rick Swan officiating. Full Military Honors will follow with burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to either the ALS Foundation or make a donation of blood to your local blood bank in Andy’s honor. Online condolences may be left at www.debaunfuneralhomes.com
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