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Otis M. Stahl

February 8, 1921 September 19, 2018
Otis M. Stahl
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Obituary for Otis M. Stahl

Otis M. Stahl age 97 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Wednesday morning September 19, 2018 at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He was born February 8, 1921 in LaGrange County, Indiana son of the late Willis and Minnie (Weirick) Stahl.
Otis resided in Sturgis most of his life. He designed, built and lived in his current home since 1947.
On October 2, 1945 he married Avis L. Kinsey in Sturgis. She died February 3, 1989.
Otis had been employed as a mechanical engineer for Continental Accessories in Sturgis and was also a licensed general contractor.
He was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII earning the rank of PFC. He also served with the Civilian Conservation Corp #556; one of his involvements was the building of Pokagon State Park near Angola, Indiana.
He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and a life member of Neuman-Wenzel Post #73 American Legion. Otis enjoyed his sports car, singing Karaoke and watching old western movies especially those starring John Wayne.
He is survived by three sons: Jerry (Janet) Stahl, Larry (Beatrice Ann Walls) Stahl and Martin (Kimberly) Stahl all of Sturgis; three daughters: Sandra (Charles) Wooten, Cindy (Arthur) Krontz and Linda (Gary) Major all of Sturgis; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two sisters: Helen Salisbury of Kalamazoo and Jean Toth; two brothers: Ernest Stahl of South Bend, Indiana and Paul Toth of Alaska and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, grandson: Charles Allen Wooten; two sisters: Rebecca Pappas, Ruth Kelly; three brothers: Thomas Toth, Carl Toth and Conrad Louis Sanderson.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. Sunday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday at the funeral home. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. Full military honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Stahl’s memory consider the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 69820 S. Nottawa Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Visitation

Sunday

23

Sep

2:00 PM 9/23/2018 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 9/23/2018 5:00:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
114 S. Nottawa Street Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

Service

Monday

24

Sep

11:00 AM 9/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
114 S. Nottawa Street Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

300 E. South Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

300 E. South Street Sturgis 49091 Michigan
United States
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