Charlotte L. Stahl



Charlotte L. Stahl, 91, of Columbus passed away Sunday morning, March 1, 2015, at her home at Harrison Lake following a lengthy illness.

The oldest of three siblings, she was born Sept. 9, 1923, to Alfred and Lillian Melloncamp Pottschmidt in Brownstown. She worked on the family farm and was active in 4-H throughout her school years. Following high school, she attended Walther Memorial Hospital’s School of Nursing in Chicago and graduated in 1948 with a Registered Nurse degree. She worked at Schneck Memorial Hospital in Seymour for several years.

Charlotte married Raymond L. Stahl on April 12, 1953, in Brownstown, and eventually settled in Columbus, where they became members of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Charlotte was active in church organizations including Christian Fellowship and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She was a member of various Bible study groups and especially enjoyed helping lead devotional services at nursing homes. In addition, she was a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority, Home Demonstration Club, Investment Club and Whip-poor-will Garden Club and had been a Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed playing cards, being active in bridge clubs and liked to bowl on league teams.

Charlotte and Ray hosted parties, enjoyed ballroom dancing, and traveled within the United States as well as abroad. Together, they were members of Couples Club at St. Peter’s, some card clubs and Harrison Lake Country Club.

Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis Stahl; son-in-law, John Beach; grandsons, Ben and Joe Beach of Columbus; brother, Earl Pottschmidt; sister-in-law, Mary Pottschmidt of Brownstown; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Harold Pottschmidt.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Patrick Galligar officiating.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street and from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.

Entombment will be at Garland Brook Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charities.

Online condolences may be sent to Mrs. Stahl’s family and a video tribute may be viewed at

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