Mr. Stahl was born April 29, 1946, in Smithton, IL, the son of Walter and Elvira, nee Quirin, Stahl. He was a farmer, Prairie du Long Road Commissioner, and co-owner of TLC Day Care in Smithton. He was a charter member of the Smithton Jaycees. Terry was well known with the Smithton Community. He worked long and hard years, through sweat and tears, serving as road commissioner for Prairie du Long Township, farming, helping his wife, Aletha, have success with TLC, and raising his family. Terry enjoyed camping, cards, playing pool, and traveling. You could count on Terry for a helping hand. He was always ready to help. The family takes solace that he is above watching over them. We all know before he passed, he would want to say this one more time, “GO BLUES!”
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; a infant brother, James Stahl; a niece, Michelle Luttrull; and a nephew, Matthew Litteken.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Aletha, nee Diehl, Stahl, whom he married in September 1970; a son, Terris Elias Thomas Stahl of Smithton, IL; a daughter, Tara (Justin) Jackson; a sister, Cindy Stahl of Bridgeton, MO; two grandchildren, Owen Alexander Stahl and Guenevere Jackson; three nieces, Theresa Scott, Sheila Gallagher, and Annette Litteken; and a nephew, Eric Litteken.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing and a limited number of visitors at any one time, will be observed.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Burial of cremains will be at Smithton City Cemetery, Smithton, IL.