Gilbert "Gil" Stachar
November 26, 1929 - January 24, 2014

Gilbert “Gil” Stachar, 84, of Arlington passed away on Friday January 24, 2014 as the result of a house fire at his home.  Visitation will be from 4-6 PM on Thursday February 6, 2014 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home.  Memorial services will be at 6PM on Thursday as well, with Rev. Connie Markle officiating.  Inurnment will be at a later date.  Memorials may be directed to Gil’s family.

Gil was born on November 26, 1929 at Muscatine, Iowa.  He was the son of Walter and Elizabeth Stachar.  He attended school in Muscatine.  Gil entered the United States Army in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1953.

Gil enjoyed spending time with his friends-drinking coffee and sharing stories.  He also enjoyed gardening and sharing his vegetables with everyone.  When he wasn’t gardening or drinking coffee, he enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, being outdoors, feeding the squirrels at City Park, tinkering and fixing things, and spending time with his family and friends.

Gil is survived by his children: Michael (Mindy) Matthews of Oelwein, Walter Stachar of Rowan,  Vicki Stachar (Junior Uhlenhop) of Kansas, and adopted son Dusty Staley of Oelwein; his grandchildren: Christian, Nico, Aunna and Artwen Staley; close family friends: Christian (Wendy) Opperman & family of Oelwein, Jason Strawn of Arlington, Randy Baker & family of Oelwein, the Scheckel family of Hazleton, the Hoover family of Oelwein, the Schmidt family of Westgate, Kim Matthews and family of Oelwein and Mike Ebert of Hazleton.

Gil was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Walter II, Cecil, Vern, Harold and Allen Stachar; his sisters: Violet Rickerheim, Evelyn Bouquot and Ethal Rickerheim; his companion Rose Scheckel and her father Leroy Scheckel. 

 

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Nancy E Pfefer (Stachar) on July 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM said:

I am the daughter of Gilbert's brother Cecil, and was very sad to hear of my Uncle's passing. I have wonderful memories of him when I was a young child. He was quite a story teller, very handsome and so much fun to be around. RIP Dear Uncle.
Steven on April 7, 2014 at 9:26 AM said:

He looks like me.
Alicia Bury on February 4, 2014 at 7:18 PM said:

You are going to miss so much. I so sorry for you lost
Anonymous on February 3, 2014 at 9:30 PM said:

Mike,Mindy, Vicki and Walter! Your Dad was the nicest that anyone could have met. I had the please of meeting and my daughter Jatelynn met him he was like a Grandpa too gave her , first fishing pole and taught her how too fish! Was a great man and will be missed greatly. Let me know if theres anything . Take care you need I'm here for you! U all have a garden angel watching over you!t
Tim and Cindy Miller on February 3, 2014 at 4:03 PM said:

Mike, Victoria and Walter, you all meant so much to your dad and he was very proud of each of you. You will always have him watching over you. You were his children, not kids(because he didn't have any billy goats, lol)and his love for you was great! He was one in a million. Remember all he taught you....Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Love, Tim and Cindy Miller
Jeff Lau on February 3, 2014 at 7:07 AM said:

I was so shocked and saddened by the news of your dad passing. I really enjoyed when he came out to the shop. He was a very interesting man with interesting stories. I will always remember Gil. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
billy mcgonigle on January 30, 2014 at 8:25 PM said:

mike and Vickie and walter im very sorry for ur lost ..I remember the good times we had at the farm and the bakery with your dad he was a amazing person and he will be greatfully missed if you all need anything let me know love your friend billy
Vickie Buckman on January 30, 2014 at 12:07 PM said:

I am so very sorry for your loss. We can remember him drinking coffee and laughing with the guys at the Bakery. All the things you did together. His memory will always be in your hearts.

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