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Therese Stahl

May 11, 1937September 27, 2020

Therese (Desotell) Stahl went to join her beloved husband Verle in heaven the morning of Sunday, September 27, 2020. Therese was born May 11, 1937, in Germany. After the war, her mother remarried to an American soldier and Therese traveled first to Alaska, then France. There she met her own American soldier, and the two were married August 16, 1958. After returning to Verle’s home in Michigan, Therese had two children and later became a nurse’s aide at Pennock Hospital. At 77, after more than 47 years, “Terry” finally retired just in time for the birth of her first great grandchild and the light of her life, Evan. Her joy increased three years later with the birth of twin great granddaughters, Rian and Maye. Known to many as Oma, Therese will be missed both by her family and friends here and in Germany, where she loved to visit. She also enjoyed the music and friendships found with her daughter and son-in-law, Ilse and Kevin. Therese is survived by her son Gerald (Julie) Stahl, daughter Ilse (Kevin) Gaugier, granddaughters Angela Stahl and Stephanie (Brian Zook) Stahl, great grandchildren Evan, Rian, and Maye Stahl and brother Gordon (Karen) Desotell. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Verle, mother Emma Therese Desotell and stepfather Harry Desotell, and siblings Hanni Simpson and Harold Desotell. A private family memorial service will be held at Calvary Grace Brethren Church, with interment to follow at Clarksville Cemetery.


  • Verle Duane Stahl, Husband (deceased)
  • Gerald Stahl (Julie), son
  • Ilse Gaugier (Kevin), daughter

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Melissa Mack

October 6, 2020

I know we only recently were able to enjoy each other's company and have you meet Taylor and Evan. We enjoyed our dinner out and will cherish our short time with getting to talk and learn more about your family. My dear adopted Grandmother, until we meet again, give Verle a hug and hello. Luv ya

Dieter and Anette Graf

October 2, 2020

We were very sad when we heard the news that our aunt from America left us. We will never forget her lovely way and will always remember her visits, phonecalls and time together.

Dieter, Anette and children.

Ilse Graf

October 2, 2020

Therese was like a beloved sister for me, since we grew up together. My heart is so sad when I think about never listening to her voice on the phone again. I wish you - dear children - much strength in this time of taking farewell of your dear Mama. My heart is also full of grief.
Yours aunt Ilse.


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