The Rev. Paul K. Stahl Sr., 98, who served as a colony minister and German school teacher and enjoyed gardening and farming, died of natural causes Wednesday at the Gildford Colony.
His funeral was 10 a.m. Friday at Gildford Colony with burial at the colony cemetery. Arrangements are by Rockman Funeral Chapel in Chester. Survivors are five sons, Dave, the Rev. Paul, John, Josh and George Stahl, all of the Gildford Colony; six daughters, Martha Stahl of Gildford Colony, Katie Wipf of Lakeside Colony, Elizabeth Hofer of Surprise Creek Colony, and Annie, Susie and Rebecca Hofer, all of Elkwater Colony; 48 grandchildren; and 104 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Katie Stahl, in 2007.