Saturday, Apr 20, 2019

Giles C. Stahl

05/13/1928 - 12/04/2014

Giles C. Stahl, 86, Harvard, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.

He was born May 13, 1928, in Harvard to Fredrick John and Iona L. (Lusher) Stahl.

On Nov. 21, 1951, he married Bernadine M. Klockenga in Lincoln, Ill.

He graduated from Bradley University in 1951. Along with his brother, he owned and operated Stahl Insurance Agency in Harvard for more than 30 years.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, was the past master of Harvard Masonic Lodge and belonged to the Scottish Rite and Shriners in Freeport. He was past president of both the Harvard Lions Club and the Jaycees; he also was a Boy Scout committeeman. He enjoyed model railroad and was an avid Cubs and Bears fan.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Marie (Michael) Mason, Harvard; a son, Frederick Giles (Gina D’Este), Woodland Hills, Calif.; three grandchildren, Enzo D’Este, Nicholas (Jennifer) Mason and Elizabeth (Jacob) Bablitch; four great-grandchildren, Haley Marie, Hunter James, Malia Marie and Keegan Kyle; a brother, John “Jack” (Donna) Stahl, Harvard; and a sister, Barbara Ann (Byron) DeVan, Harvard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Aug. 4, 2011.

The visitation and funeral were held Dec. 12, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Harvard. The Rev. Carol Gates officiated.

Interment was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Harvard.

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