Alvena M. Stahl

Alvena M. Stahl, 86, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Monday, January 16th, 2023.


Alvena was born February 16th, 1936, on her family farm in Peru, Indiana to the late Truman and Eva (Shivley) Yoder.


On September 24th, 1954, in Denver, Indiana, Alvena married Noble G. Stahl who preceded her in death on August 25th, 2013. In 1967, she came here from Fort Recovery, Ohio. She worked for 21 years at Howmet in the wax and dimensional departments. She was a member of The Church of the Nazarene.

Alvena leaves behind three daughters, Judith (Casey) Arndt of La Porte, Indiana, Patricia Stahl of La Porte, Indiana, and JoAnn (Brian) Griffin of Grand Haven, Michigan; three sons, James (Cheri) Stahl of La Porte, Indiana, Thomas (Alison) Stahl of Littleton, Colorado, and Michael (Diane), of Manhattan, New York; grandchildren, Matthew, Melissa, Maggie, Ashley, Michael, Nicole, and Nathan Stahl, Christopher and Alexander Thompson; great grandchildren; Deacon Stahl, and Lily Grantham; a sister, Donna L. (Robert) Myers of Tipton, Indiana; and a brother, Bill (Sue) Yoder of Denver, Indiana.


She was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth Chagnon and M. Joan Fitzgerald; and brothers, George, Vic, Paul, Jack, and John Yoder.


Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., Friday, January 20th, 2023, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana. Funeral Service will begin at 11 a.m. following the visitation with Reverend Dan McDonald officiating. 


Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Westlawn Cemetery, 6835 North 100 West Denver, Indiana. PLEASE NOTE, ALL TIMES ARE CST.


Memorial Contributions may be made to The Church of the Nazarene, 2147 Ash Street, La Porte, Indiana 46350 or the Charity of Donor’s Choice.


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