Mr. Stahl was a farmer for 13 years. After farming, Wib started working for the Smithton Lumber & Supply Company in 1956, and was a manager there for 30 years. He was a lifetime member of St. John United Church of Christ, the St. Clair County Farm Bureau, and Smithton Turner Society. Wib also was an avid fisherman and a coyote hunter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Sr. and Elizabeth, nee Skaer, Stahl; three brothers and their wives, Walter (Elvira) Stahl Jr., Edgar (Alice) Stahl, and Floyd (Ruth) Stahl; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Augustine and Jeanette Ohlendorf; and a grandson, Donald Stahl.
He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Melba, nee Schwaegel, Stahl, whom he married on February 13, 1943, in Smithton, IL;
a daughter, Joann (James) Bay of Belleville, IL,
a son, Rick (Donna) Stahl of Smithton, IL;
three grandchildren, Janine (Christopher) Parciak, of Belleville, IL;
Jeffrey (Diana) Bay of Belleville, IL;
and Ryan (Masae) Stahl of Okinawa, Japan;
great-grandchildren, John and Kristen Parciak, Alexandra Curtis, and Natalee Brannaman;
a brother-in-law, Marvin Ohlendorf of Belleville, IL;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, August 25, 2016, at St. John United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL.
Funeral: A memorial service will be at 12 p.m. Thursday at the church with Rev. Dwayne Dollgener officiating.
Burial will follow at Smithton City Cemetery, Smithton, IL.
Condolences Left For Wilbert Stahl
Praying for the whole family RIP Wib
Michael, granite city, Illinois, 62040
I have many memories of this wonderful man! He and Melba lived next door to my parents for nearly 35 years. I made it a point of visiting with them every time I returned to Smithton. I will miss him! Our condolences to the family! Janice Klein Walters
Ray & Janice Walters, Downers Grove, IL, 60516
Dear Rick & JoAnn. Joe & I want to express our sympathy over your Father’s passing. We know how hard it is during these times, but we will have you in our thoughts and prayers.
Yours Truly Joe & Laurel
Joe & Laurel Jung, Hecker , IL, 62248