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Wanda L. Stahler

May 12, 1931 — August 9, 2023

Bellefontaine, Ohio

Wanda L. Stahler

  Wanda Louise Stahler passed away peacefully, in her sleep, Wednesday August 9th, 2023, at the age of 92.  She was born on May 12, 1931. in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania; the daughter of J. Alvan and Nova Marquis. She grew up in the village of Hanoverton, in northeastern Ohio. Wanda graduated from Augusta High School in 1949 and received her bachelor’s degree from Marietta College in 1953 and was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority. She moved to Bellefontaine to begin her teaching career later that same year and met her husband (Bob). On December 20, 1953, she married the love of her life, Robert L Stahler. They enjoyed sharing 57 wonderful years together.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Jerome and Edward Marquis, and her husband, Bob.  Her loving family all referred to her as “Mimi”.

  She is survived by three children: Jeffrey (Jeani) Stahler, of Denver, Colorado, Robert Benjamin “Ben” (Sara) Stahler, of Bellefontaine, Robyn (Andrew) Wunderle of Bellefontaine. She was proud of her eight grandchildren and their spouses:  Maggie (Ivan) Orsic, Alex (Vanessa) Stahler, Nik (Ashley) Wunderle, Adam (Marissa) Wunderle, Tyler (Brittany Johnson) Wunderle, Lauren (Mike) Burkhardt, Jennifer (Jesse) Jervis, Rob Stahler.

  She was also blessed with twelve great-grandchildren: Zoe Jervis, Dori Jervis, Tilly Jervis, Jesse Jervis Jr., Griffin Burkhardt, Charlotte Burkhardt, Ella Wunderle, Sophie Wunderle, Mila Orsic, Luca Orsic, Lula Stahler and Margot Stahler.  “Mimi” was so very proud of her family’s smiles, warmth, and many accomplishments!

  Wanda and Bob enjoyed their many travels together. Family time was often spent with grandchildren and great-grandchildren, teaching them the joy of art, playing all sorts of card games, and spending precious moments in Wanda’s kitchen, as she was an avid baker! Her pies would often bring Blue Ribbon recognition at the Logan County Fair!

  Wanda later retired from teaching in 1988. She was a Charter Board Member of the Logan County Education Foundation, the Logan County Art league, and the Art Club Ladies. Her love of painting, with watercolors continued throughout her life, until her final days. She was honored to be inducted into the Ohio Watercolor Society.

 Bob and Wanda were bridge players spending special evenings and weekends with card playing friends and family. They spent their retirement years, during the winter months, at Siesta Key Beach where they made new friends from across the United States and Canada. Bob and Wanda were members of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Bellefontaine.

  Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2023, in the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 and again one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday.  Pastor Steve Merrin will officiate a celebration of life service at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, in the First United Presbyterian Church, 117 N Main St, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine Cemetery, at a later date.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Art League, PO Box 201, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 or to Logan County Education Foundation, 1973 St Rt 47 W, Bellefontaine, OH 43311 or to First United Presbyterian Church, 117 N Main St, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

  EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER, BELLEFONTAINE is honored to serve the Stahler family.

 

FAMILY AUTHORED OBITUARY

 

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Visitation

Monday, August 14, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center

321 N Main Street, Bellefontaine, OH 43311

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Visitation

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First United Presbyterian Church

117 N Main St, Bellefontaine, OH 43311

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First United Presbyterian Church

117 N Main St, Bellefontaine, OH 43311

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