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STAHL, Bernard 1907-1983


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/8/2014 at 17:50:57

Bernard Stahl, Retired Oil Dealer, Dies

Bernard H. Stahl passed away around 6 o'clock Wednesday morning, October 5, 1983, at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo due to complications following surgery. He had been taken to the hospital on Sunday, October 2 and had surgery the same day. He reached the age of 76 years, seven months, and seven days.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church at rural Holland. Pastor Arthur Ames officiated at the services.

Mrs. Tom Simms, soloist sang two selections. A hymn was also sung by the congregation. Mrs. Larry Stahl was organist. Ushers were Harry Ascher and Herman Akkerman. Flower attendants were Alice Ruter and Marcia Van Heiden.

Pall bearers were Bruce Stahl, Danny Sents, Donald Stahl, Marvin Stahl, Norman Nederhoff, and Calvin Stahl. The interment service was held in the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Bernard was born on a farm near Holland on February 28, 1907, the son of Jurgen and Harmka (Harms) Stahl. He received his education at the Colfax Center Country School. On February 20, 1929, he was married to Harmka Meester at the Harm Stahl farm home near Grundy Center.

Following their marriage they lived in Holland and then in 1937 they moved to Wellsburg to make their home. This union was blessed with a son Carroll and a daughter Elaine. Mrs. Stahl passed away on December 11, 1981.

They were privileged to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary on February 20, 1979, with a supper being held in their honor at Terry's Restaurant in Wellsburg, with their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their brothers and sisters from both sides of the family attending.

He was a longtime member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church of Holland and had served as an Elder and a Trustee in the Church.

Bernard was engaged in the petroleum business for many years, having a tank wagon service and being an oil jobber, until his retirement in 1972.

Preceding him in death were: his parents; his wife, Harmka; one half-brother, John Stahl; one brother, Herman H. Stahl; one sister, Mrs. John (Tena) Paterni.

Survivors include: one son, Carroll Stahl of Aplington; one daughter, Mrs. Dwayne (Elaine) Sents of Holland; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one half-brother, Harm Stahl of Grundy Center; two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Alice Bartling of Hackensack, Minnesota; Edwin Stahl of Wellsburg; Mrs. Coert C. (Mabel) Nederhoff of Wellsburg; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements were in charge of Doyen Funeral Home.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 October 1983, pg 12


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