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STAHL, Gladys 1892-1987


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/8/2014 at 07:58:26

Services Held Wednesday For Gladys Stahl

Mrs. Gladys K. Stahl passed away on Sunday, November 15.

Funeral services were held at the Bethany Presbyterian Church, Grundy Center, on Wednesday, November 18, at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Calvin W. Vanderwerf officiated and he was assisted by Rev. Douglas Bratt.

Craig DeBerg sang "Beyond The Sunset," "Rock of Ages" and "Marvelous Grace." He was accompanied by Bert Kruse, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Serving as casket bearers were Wendell Graves, Don Graves, Wilbur Fletcher, Alvin Lutterman, Benjamin Groote and Alvin Stahl.

The ushers were Edward Flater and Irwin Rabenberg. Mrs. Jeanette Cirksena and Mrs. Ruby Weber were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Interment was in the Colfax Center Cemetery, rural Holland.

Relatives and friends were invited to the Colfax Center Church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

Gladys Katherine Fletcher Stahl was born at Rowan, Wright County, Iowa on June 9, 1892. She was the daughter of John and Hannah Slade Fletcher. Two years later, the family moved to Reinbeck, Iowa where they resided until the death of both father and mother ten months apart in 1900.

Following their death, Mrs. Stahl made her home with friends until June 8, 1903, when she came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Franken of Holland, Iowa. Here she was lovingly cared for and taught of the love of Christ. Both Mr. and Mrs. Franken were as parents to Mrs. Stahl, and she loved them as such until their decease. Here she resided until she was united in marriage on November 30, 1915 to Herman J. Stahl, son of the John Stahls of Holland, Iowa. Rev. J. E. Drake officiated.

One daughter, Beulah was born to this union. The young couple made their home in various farms until February 18, 1933 when they moved to Holland where they resided until 1953, when they moved to Dike, Iowa to be near their only daughter, Beulah, Mrs. Marvin Graves and family.

Since April 20, 1913, she was a member of Colfax Center Church and was faithful in attending. Following the death of her husband, Herman on July 10, 1961, she moved to Grundy Center three years later and made her home in Graves apartments. On November 15, 1964, she transferred her membership from Colfax Center Church to Bethany Presbyterian church in Grundy Center. Here too, she enjoyed the Christian fellowship of believers. Since March 3, 1973 Mrs. Stahl was unable to attend church services, but cheerfully welcomed her friends in her home. She loved her pastors and appreciated their call and prayers.

She is survived by her daughter, Beulah, Mrs. Marvin Graves of Dike, Iowa; son-in-law, Marvin; two grandsons, Wendell and Don; granddaughters-in-law, Sidonie and LaDonna; seven great-grandchildren, Lynette, David, Jason, Wendell James II, Sara, Bentley, and Collyn; a foster son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Minnie Taffinder of Wellsburg, Iowa; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Frances Fletcher of Grundy Center, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Benjamin, John, and Melvin Fletcher; two sisters in infancy and two other sisters, Alice and Luella.

Dike Funeral Chapel was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 November 1987


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