James A. “Jim” Denkler, 83, of Hannibal, Mo., died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Holy Family Church in Hannibal. Father Nicholas Reid will officiate. Burial will be at Holy Family Cemetery in Hannibal. The James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, where there will be a Rosary at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Denkler was born January 10, 1930, in Quincy, Ill., to Clarence Joseph and Jeanette Adele Sandknop Denkler.
He was married to Joan Frances Watson on September 17, 1951. They were later divorced. She survives of Thousand Oaks, Calif. He then married Mary Triebel on January 26, 1983 in Kansas City, Kan. She preceded him in death on April 10, 2005.
He is survived by his children, Richard (Susan) Denkler of Wright City, Mo., Joyce (Charles) Stone of Cathedral City, Calif., William (Debbie) Denkler of Minden, Nev., and Janet DeSmith of St. Louis, Mo.; his brothers, Clarence (Shirley) Denkler of Jefferson City, Mo., and Bob (Bernadette) Denkler of Edwardsville, Ill.; his sister, Adele (John) Paschal of New London, Mo.; and his seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Denkler graduated from Hannibal High School in Hannibal. He owned and operated the Eagle Supply Company in Hannibal until 1962. He became a District Manager for Central Petroleum Company (Cen-Pe-Co) of Walcott, Iowa, then traveled as a salesman for Newton Advertising Co. and later worked as a sales associate for Payless Cashways in Kansas City, Kan. He was a member of Holy Family Church in Hannibal.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Beth Haven Patient Activity Fund, in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Richard Denkler, Landon Denkler, Mike Wilson, Shawn Clark and John Paschal.
Honorary pallbearers are Clarence Denkler and Bob Denkler.
Online condolences may be made and a video tribute may be viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.