Dale M. Stahl

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, October 26, 1957
Date of Death:
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Age:
64 years old

Visitation

Date: Tuesday November 16, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Wednesday November 17, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Location: Autumn Ridge Church [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Wednesday November 17, 2021
Time: 12:30 pm

Location: Autumn Ridge Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Oakwood Cemetery

Live Streaming

Autumn Ridge Church will be live streaming this service here.

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, October 26, 1957
Date of Death:
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Age:
64 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, October 26, 1957
Date of Death:
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Age:
64 years old

Dale M. Stahl

Dale M. Stahl – Rochester

Dale Michael Stahl, 64, of Rochester, MN died Saturday November 13, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. After a brief illness with pancreatic cancer, Dale went to his heavenly home, to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

In Dale’s words: “I am a sinner and accepted Jesus Christ as my savior at the age of 14. Somehow God saw me not for what I’d done, but for who I could be. My grandfather gave me a bookmark. On it was a verse from Proverbs 22:1 – ‘A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches.’ As I grew up I’ve tried to keep that verse in mind. I pray that all family and friends will join me here in heaven one day. We will have a terrific reunion celebration! John 14:6 says – ‘Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”’. Romans 10:9-10 – ‘If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.’”

Dale was born October 26, 1957 in Grosse Pointe, MI to Siegfried and Nancy Stahl. He was born alongside his identical twin brother David and also has a blood twin brother (stem cell donor) Dan. Dale graduated from Clintondale High School and Oakland University. In 1980, he married Rhonda DiLaura and has three wonderful children, Gabe, Charlotte, and Nick. In 1995, Dale and Rhonda divorced. In 1996, Jean Gosse and Dale met on a blind date and were soon married. Jean has two wonderful children, Chris and Alex, from a prior marriage. Together Dale and Jean have a wonderful daughter, Aubrey. From 1980 – 2014 Dale worked as a computer programmer at IBM in Rochester, MN. From 2016 – 2018 he worked as a computer programmer at Mayo Clinic. Dale possessed an affable demeanor and a sharp wit always at the ready; Dale was known for his ability to punctuate the day-to-day with his own brand of “Stahl humor”. Endearing himself to many, this gift proudly lives on through his children and grandchildren today.

Dale is survived by his wife, Jean Stahl of Rochester, MN; sons, Gabe (Kala) Stahl of Vass, NC and Nick Stahl (Kamie Hoover) of Minneapolis, MN; daughters Charlotte (Matt) Hill of Lakeville, MN and Aubrey Stahl (Sam Barsness) of Rochester, MN; step-sons Chris (Sara) Newman of Cavour, SD and Alex (Ri) Newman of Rochester, MN; and 11 grandchildren – Avah, Cece, Nyla, Addi, Isaac, Ella, Cora, Anna, Beau, Theo, and Risa.

The funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Autumn Ridge Church with Pastor Paul McDonald officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Macken Funeral Home and 30 minutes prior to the service on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester.

Memorials are preferred to Our Daily Bread Ministries of Grand Rapids, MI or Channel One Food Bank of Rochester, MN.

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The family of Dale M. Stahl has received the following condolences.

I am really sorry to hear about Dale. Me and Laurie send our deepest condolences to Jean, Aunt Nancy, and the entire family and friends. I always liked Dale as a cousin. It's nice to know that Dale is in a better place now with Jesus Christ. My deepest sympathy for family and friends.

Dear Stahl family, 


We are so very sorry to hear of Dale’s death. We no longer live in Rochester, but Bonnie remembers singing in the ARC choir with him while we lived there. He was always so pleasant, kind, and seemed to constantly exhibit the joy of the Lord on his face.


We send our deepest condolences at this difficult time. May God give you the peace that only comes from knowing Christ as your Savior, and the knowledge that Dale is singing with the saints. 

Sending prayers & my deepest sympathy to all of you.


From my heart,


Kammi

 


It was a shock to hear of another friend passing. Dale and I worked together at IBM for his entire career. He was a a smart and dedicated colleague and a friend to everyone he met. He will be missed by his family and friends but we know he has gone to a better place. Rest in peace Dale!


 

Jean & family .. 


I was surprised and saddened to hear about Dale's passing.  Knowing and working with Dale for many years, his knowledge and humor, added fun to work in a pleasant way.  He had such a pleasant demeanor whether he agreed or disagreed with the topic at hand.  I'm sure he will be missed by his family and friends here on earth as he joins another special group of family and friends in heaven.  Our condolences to the family and may he rest in peace.  

My heartfelt condolences go out to Dale’s family. I love what is stated in Dale’s obituary about “Stahl humor”. I can relate to that working with him for nearly 24 years. One of my favorite memories of Dale is when he talked about a certain program at work being “easily implemented.” As he and the rest of us found out, it was not so much, and we never stopped teasing him about it. He would laugh with us, and we certainly appreciated his optimism. Rest in peace my friend.

Trish and I both want to send our thoughts and prayers.

Courtney and I would like to extend our condolences to you on Dale's passing.   He was a very kind man and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.  

Please know we lift you high to our LORD God Almighty...may He shower upon you every single blessing to draw you closer to Him.  So much love...Ken and Pam

Thank you Dale for the many long walks that we went on  . I called them long talks. You had the presence of a holy man . You were so easy to talk to. Go in Peace my friend. 

Our hearts are so saddened by Dale's passing.  We will miss our hiking partner.  For so many years, we made an annual event of hiking on the Superior Hiking Trail with Dale and Jean in early October.  And the fun started as soon as we rode up together from Rochester.  The hikes were beautiful and memorable, and the camaraderie was endearing.  Evening fires, dinner together and stories were the frosting.  May he rest in peace and God bless his family.


Dick and Lori Anneke