Julia Joan Stahl
Julia Joan Stahl
VAN WERT, Ohio — Julia Joan Stahl, 87, of Van Wert, passed away at 6:21 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2020, at Lima Memorial Hospital while surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on Jan. 11, 1933, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the late Edgar and Rosetta (Vaught) Pate. On Jan. 20, 1951, she married the love of her life, Kenneth E. Stahl. Together, they shared nearly 69 years of memories. She loved spending time with her family and formerly was a member of the Van Wert Fireman’s Auxiliary.

She is survived her husband, Kenneth Stahl of Van Wert; daughters, Deborah J. (Ron) Klewer and Kathy J. (Mitchell) Rutter, both of Van Wert; sons, Patrick E. Stahl of Van Wert, Brian L. (Sandra) Stahl of Tennessee; brothers, Donald (Mary) Pate of Indiana, Vady (Mary) Pate of Michigan, Albert Wayne Hunter of Indiana; sister-in-law, Elma Pate of Indiana; 20 grandchildren as well as numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth N. Stahl; brothers, Eddie, Leonard, and William “Bud” Pate; sister, Jean Scales; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be help at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, 722 S. Washington St., Van Wert, OH 45891 with visitation prior to the service from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Scott Cemetery.

To share in Julia’s online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert, Ohio.