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Joey “Joe” Scott Stotlar

d. September 26, 2022

Joey “Joe” Scott Stotlar, age 69, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2022 at his residence.

He was born October 21, 1952 in Burlington, Iowa the son of Kenneth and Cora (Hamilton) Stotlar.

Joe married Diane LeSeure on October 14, 1995 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Athens.

Mourning his passing is his wife, Diane; children, Amie (husband Gaylen) Hackemack of Wake Forest, NC and Derek (wife Kori) Stotlar of Sperry, IA; grandsons, Kamden, Kohen, and Sutton of Iowa and Hayden and Grant of North Carolina; step-mother, Mary Jane Stotlar of Davenport, IA; five siblings, Sandra (husband Mick) Johnson of Wapello, IA, David Stotlar of Dubuque, IA, Pam Stotlar of Dubuque, IA, Patty (husband Barry) Tucker of Davenport, IA, Paula Herber of Dubuque, IA; sister-in-law, Barb Stotlar of Springfield, IL; aunt, Judi (husband Paul) Delzell; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents, grandmother, Myrtle Hamilton; brother, Bruce Stotlar; aunts, Janet Hall and Patsy Huddle; and uncles, Lonnie Hamilton and Jack Hamilton.

Joe graduated from Morning Sun High School in Iowa in 1970.  He attended Monmouth College where he played baseball, football, and wrestling.

He worked for ADM Grain Elevator in Burlington, IA, Tri-State Foods in Springfield, IL, and then the State Journal Register in Springfield.

Joe was a member of the Rail Golf Course in Sherman, where he loved playing golf.  He coached Tri-State Meats Men’s Fastpitch Softball team in Springfield for several years.  Joe was an avid New York Mets fan.

He enjoyed spending time with his beloved family.  His greatest love and enjoyment were his five grandsons who meant everything to him.  He loved attending his grandson’s sporting events and if he was not able to attend, he listened to their games.

Visitation for Joe will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 12:00 Noon until time of funeral services at 2:00 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sherman.  Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 3, 2022 at Elmwood Cemetery in Morning Sun, IA.

Memorial contributions can be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sherman or to Joe Stotlar Memorial Fund for a tribute for Joe to be placed at the Rail Golf Course.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. Diane & Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

    Roger & Gayle Behl

  2. I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Diane and family. Because of social media, I was able to reconnect with Joe after meeting him at college. Those that remember Joe, will miss what he had to say and how he lived life. He will be surely missed and we that remember, are better off having known him. God bless You Joe and Rest In Peace.

  3. I worked with him at sj-r and he was a great coworker and friend so sorry for your loss

  4. My sincere condolences to Joe’s immediate and extended family. I loved spending time with Joe at Monmouth College. I knew him very well, and his brother, Bruce. We shared time together participating in athletics, and hanging around the dorms and Campus. Later in years, Joe came to watch my son pitch in Springfield, during his college years, and I loved visiting with him. Joe was one of the great guys I ever knew. I’m saddened and honored to have called him my good friend.

  5. Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Diane, so very sad to hear of your loss. You and Joe’s family are in my prayers and thoughts.
    With love, Dave Bolha

  7. Diane and family, we are so saddened to hear of the loss of Joe. We always enjoyed hanging with you both, and dinners with the Springfield Stotlar’s. He will be missed. Our prayers are with you during this time.
    Pam and Paul

  8. I enjoyed working with Joe at The SJ-R, and remember him as a good worker, joyful and easygoing. I know you miss his smiling eyes. I pray your sorrows will be comforted with peace.

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