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Obituary - Katherina Stahl

 

Katherina Stahl

July 5th 2019, on the wings of an angel, our dear Mom and Grandma Katie flew to heaven to meet our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Grandma Katie was the heart and soul of her family and all of those who knew her with her gentle and quiet spirit. She set a good example for us to follow: give with all your heart; whatever you do, do it with love, and love with all your heart. 

Katie was born October 20, 1937, at the Riverside Colony in Alberta to the late Fritz and Susanna Tschetter. When she was just 5 years old, her dad passed away in a tragic accident. In 1958, she moved to Estuary, Saskatchewan. On June 4th, 1961, Katie married the love of her life, Paul Stahl, and had eight precious children. They resided at Deerfield Colony for the first 14 years; and in 1974, they moved to Gildford Colony, where they spent the rest of their married life. 

Grandma's favorite pastime was knitting and crocheting. She could knit sweaters, scarves, bonnets and slippers all without a pattern. Her children and grandchildren all benefited from her capable hands.

When Grandpa was elected German school teacher in 1964, they also started managing the garden. For 44 years, they toiled in the garden side by side, ensuring everything they planted prospered.

Their relationship was a blessing to witness throughout the years. Caring for one another came naturally for Grandpa and Grandma; they would often spend time just sitting and holding hands. Thank you, Grandma, for being a perfect role model of what a helpmate should be. We will always remember how you cared for Grandpa and all of us.

"How you serve one another is how you serve Me" are the words of our precious Savior and that's how Grandma lived her life. She always had a willing heart and helping hands. For 15 years, Grandma was klanaschul ankela, teaching children about Jesus, songs of worship, and the virtues of life. Not only was she a mentor for the children, but also to everyone she met.

Grandma had a contagious sense of humor. She never failed to make us laugh with her quick-witted sayings. One of her favorite sayings was, "pick me up on your way down," when we would bend to pick something up. You surely filled our hearts with joy, Grandma.

In her later years, Grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Her memory may have faded but her love for Grandpa and the songs of worship she sang throughout her life still remained. In the last few years of life, Grandma needed extra care. Her family tended to her every need with willing hearts. May God bless the hands that assisted in caring for Grandma until God called her home.

Leaving behind to follow her example and keep her memory alive is her beloved husband of 58 years, Paul Stahl; her children, Bertha (Andy) of Lakeside, AB; Marie (Johnny) of Big Rose, SK; Fred (Susanna) of Gildford, MT; Judy (Arnold) of Stanfield, OR; Barbara (Michael) of Blue Sky, AB; Ruth (Terry) of Prairie Elk, MT; Paul (Susanna) and Philip of Gildford, MT; her brothers and sister, Jacob (Rebecca), Fred (Rebecca), and Susanna of Estuary, SK; also, her 33 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Greeting her in heaven with rejoicing hearts are her parents, Fritz and Susanna Tschetter, her brother-in-law Michael Stahl, her mother- and father-in-law, Paul and Katie Stahl, her grandchild Sheldon Stahl and great-grandchild Courtney Stahl.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Gildford Colony, with burial to follow in the Gildford Colony Cemetery.

Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Please visit Katie's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for her family at http://www.hollandbonine.com/.

 

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