Dick Stahl

June 12, 1939February 19, 2020
Obituary of Dick Stahl
Dick Stahl, 80, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in his home. Visitation is 3 – 6 pm on Sunday, February 23 at the Runge Mortuary. Funeral service will be 10 am, Monday, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport. Burial in Davenport Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Midwest Writing Center, or the German American Heritage Center& Museum. Dick was born in 1939 to Donald and Elta Stahl in Davenport. He graduated from Davenport High School in 1957, Augustana College (B.A. in English) in 1963, University of Iowa (M.A. in English) in 1970 and Western Illinois University (Ed.S in administration) in 1981. In 1964 he was drafted in to the Army serving in Baumholder, Germany. He taught English for 34 ½ years at Central High School (his alma mater). Dick married Helen Moretz on June 29, 1968 in Princeton, IL. Dick wrote poetry about his love of the Mississippi River and the Midwest. His four books of poetry include After the Milk Route, Under the Green Tree Hotel, Mr. Farnam’s Guests, and Bluffing. He served as the Quad City Arts first Poet Laureate from September, 2001 to September, 2003. He received the Augustana Alumni Award in 2002 and was inducted into the DHS/CHS Hall of Honor in 2013. Dick is survived by his wife, Helen; children, Renee Dunn of Highlands Ranch, CO, Randy Stahl of Englewood, CO and Rita (Steve) Hart of Davenport, IA; five grandchildren; and sister, Dr. Donna Stahl of Cincinnati, OH. He was preceded in death by his identical twin daughters, Collette Kay and Carol Ellen Stahl; along with his parents.

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  • Donald Stahl Father (deceased)
  • Elta (Waage) Stahl Mother (deceased)
  • Helen (Moretz) Stahl Wife
  • Renee Dunn Daughter
  • Randy Stahl Son
  • Rita Hart (Steve) Daughter
  • Dr. Donna Stahl Sister
  • Collette Kay Stahl Daughter (deceased)
  • Carol Ellen Stahl Daughter (deceased)
  • Also left to cherish his memory are five grandchildren.

  • Glen Levetzow Pallbearer
  • Bill Kortemeyer Pallbearer
  • Gary Hammond Pallbearer
  • Paul Olsen Pallbearer
  • Jack Miller Pallbearer
  • KV Dahl Pallbearer
  • Roald Tweet Honorary Pallbearer
  • Hank Krambeck Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tom White Honorary Pallbearer
  • Terry Savoie Honorary Pallbearer

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church
  • Midwest Writing Center
  • German American Heritage Center & Museum

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Sunday, February 23, 2020


Monday, February 24, 2020

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