Harlow Lauren (Bud) Stahl, 90, of Bellevue passed away peacefully Tuesday November 17, 2020.
Born in Bellevue in 1930, he spent all but 10 years of his life in Bellevue. He graduated from Tulsa OK Central High School in 1949, Colorado A&M University in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, and served in the Army from 1955 to 57 before returning to Bellevue. He was the son of the late Harlow Mitchel Stahl and Juanita A. (Davis) Stahl.
Bud will be remembered for his love of Carol E. (Daw) his wife of 67 years. They met on a blind double date at a Tulsa OK First Presbyterian youth group meeting in 1951 and wed in 1953 after Carol’s freshman year at Colorado A&M. Bud joined the Army ROTC and served in the Army to pay for their living expenses and for Carol’s education. For his devotion to his Parents and preserving the legacy of the Stahl family in Bellevue. For his many friendships. And, for the strength of his convictions.
Bud’s life work was the family farm which he took over from his father in 1957. The farm is a designated Ohio Historic Family Farm and an Ohio Century Farm, having been in the family since 1895. Bud was also a fixture in the hardware section of Norwalk Bargain Center, Rinks and Carter Lumber.
Bud was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Bellevue. He sang in the choir directed by his sister Helen J. (Stahl) Walter and served as church moderator. And, by his example, modeled an ethos that the church must serve both the faithful and the local community. After FCC closed, he attended Seybert UMC and Lyme UCC. Additionally, he was a member of the Farm Bureau Searcher Council. Bud also served on the Lyme Village Board of Directors and as a volunteer docent.
Bud’s passion in life was music. He was a percussionist for over 75 years. As a member of the Colorado A&M Marching & Concert Band he was inducted as a life member in to the Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity. While in the Army he served in the United States Army Signal Corps Band at Fort Gordon. Locally, he played with the Sandusky and Green Springs Community Bands, the North Coast Concert Band and the Windjammers Unlimited International Band. After retiring from active farming, Bud took up the hobby of broom making – displaying his skills and wares at Huron and Erie County Fairs.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Harlow Davis Stahl (died as a child) and David W. Stahl, and his sister Helen J. (Stahl) Walter.
He is survived by his wife, Carol E. Daw; children Harlow Philip Stahl (Karen), Huntsville AL, Anita M. (Stahl) Ault, Lovettsville VA, and James D. Stahl (Carolyn), Norwood MA; 6 grandchildren – Harlow Michael Stahl (Angela), Mark T. Stahl (Stephanie), Sarah E. Stahl-Rommel (Will), Amber M. Stahl, Caitlin L. Stahl, and Johnathan C. Stahl; and 2 great-grandchildren – Anna E. Stahl and Harlow Gregory Stahl
Date: Monday November 23, 2020
Location: Seybert United Methodist Church
Visitation: 11 am to 12 pm
Service 12 pm to 1 pm
Internment with Military Honors at Strong’s Ridge Cemetery following the Service.
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