Amy Niederbaumer Stahl



Amy Laura (Niederbaumer) Stahl, 94, passed away on March 30th, at her home in Tarpley, Texas.

The youngest of 12 siblings, she was born in Graceville, MN on June 28, 1923 to William and Minnie (Schenk) Niederbaumer. Amy graduated from high school in Sisseton, SD, and following graduation, worked as a dental assistant in Sisseton before enlisting in the Navy Medical Corp in 1943.

Amy completed her basic training at St. Albans, NY, followed by training at the Naval Air Station Dental School in Pensacola, FL. She was honorably discharged in December, 1945. Amy married Marvin Albert Stahl from Seymour, IN at the naval base in Pensacola on December 14, 1945 and they returned to Seymour, IN where they raised their family. Marvin preceded her in death in 1982.

Amy worked as a dental assistant for a number of years before she and Marvin opened Stahl’s Shoes in downtown Seymour.

Amy continued to run the store after Marvin’s death. Interested in all aspects of arts and crafts, she became a decorative tole painter and taught classes in her home. A particular joy was teaching a number of groups of Japanese women who were just becoming aware of tole painting in their country.

Amy was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church prior to her move to Tarpley, Texas where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law. She was a board member of the Lutheran Community Home from 1982 until her death and took great pleasure in donating an aviary to the home in Marvin’s memory.

Amy was a lifetime member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, a philanthropic sorority that adopted St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a major project. She was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Kiwanis International, Seymour Elks Lodge and the Society of Decorative Painters. Amy was a generous supporter of church and community youth groups, senior programs and veterans programs and projects such as the Woman’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery and the VFW National Home for Children.

She is survived by her two children: Elizabeth Gail (Feather) Wilson of Tarpley, Texas, and David Keith (Elizabeth) Stahl of Noblesville, IN; Grandchildren: Valerie Patel, Gretchen Foran, Justin Stahl, Gregory and Geoffrey Harmison and 4 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Seymour. Local arrangements entrusted to Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Seymour, IN.

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