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Verlyn F. Stahl

June 2, 2018

Verlyn F. Stahl, 83, of Paxton, passed away peacefully at the Sutherland Care Center on Saturday June 2, 2018.

Verlyn was born on October 30, 1934 in Paxton to Fred and Alvina (Hahn) Stahl. Verlyn grew up in Paxton and attended Paxton Public Schools graduating in 1952. While in school Verlyn participated in football, basketball, track and baseball.

Verlyn served in the United States Army in Germany with the 69th Signal Company. While there he received the National Defense Service designation, Sharp Shooter medal and Good Conduct Medal with an Honorable Discharge on February 21, 1956. 

On May 25, 1956, Verlyn was united in marriage to Donna Suhr at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Paxton. This marriage was blessed with two sons, Michael and Steven. On May 25, 2018, Verlyn and Donna celebrated 62 years of marriage. 

Verlyn was employed by Nebraska Public Power District for forty years. During weekends, he also served as part- time Deputy Marshall for Paxton, and he served 10 years as a part-time Deputy in the Keith County Sheriff’s Department and in 1973 designated by the State of Nebraska Governor, J. James Exon as a Deputy State Sheriff.

Verlyn and his wife, Donna were avid motorcycle enthusiasts. They traveled to many states during the summer months as well as belonging to an area group of other motorcycle riders that met at various locations in the area for dinner.

Verlyn is a lifetime member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Paxton. He assisted in school activities, Special Olympics, served on the Village Board, was Fire Chief, served on the Cemetery Board and was a Lifetime member of the American Legion. Verlyn was always involved in the Paxton Community and was proud when he and Donna were chosen as the Grand Marshals of the Paxton Labor Day Parade.

Verlyn was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Alvina Stahl, Father and Mother-in-Law, Walt and Marie Suhr and his two sons, Michael and Steve. 

Survivors include his wife Donna, sister, DeEtta Hartman of Cozad, nephew Douglas (Sharon) Hartman of Columbus, Mitchell (Sandy) Hartman of Lincoln, Sister-in-Laws Marlene (Leo) Griffiths, Doris (Darrell) Farnsworth, Bonnie (Bill) Wendland all of Paxton, many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Memorial book signing will be Tuesday June 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 the Draucker Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be on Wednesday June 6th at 10:00 a.m. in the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Paxton with J.A. Welch officiating. Burial will follow at the Paxton Cemetery with Military Honors. A memorial has been established in his memory. Online condolences may also be sent by signing the Guest Book.  The  service will be live streamed for those unable to attend. 

Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is entrusted with arrangements.

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