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Gilbert W. Stahlke

Gilbert W. Stahlke, age 88 of Mound, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Presbyterian Homes, Spring Park.

Gilbert was born July 2, 1912, at Waconia, the son of William and Alice (Vahl) Stahlke. He was baptized July 21, 1912, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waconia, by the Rev. William Schneider, and confirmed by the same May 9, 1926.

On April 27, 1935, Gilbert married Lillian A. Krause at Trinity Lutheran Church, by the Rev. Schneider.

Gilbert was very active in church functions, including being an elder and an usher at his church.

He loved fishing, playing cards, bowling, and having coffee with friends.

Gilbert also delivered Meals on Wheels for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lillian; parents, William and Alice Stahlke; brothers, Waldomier (Pat) Stahlke, and Wilbur Stahlke.

Gilbert is survived by his children and their spouses: Dorothy and James Morton of Cushing, Betty Holm of Watertown, Douglas and Molly Stahlke of Maple Grove, Nancy and Gary Landsman of Mound, and Gerald Stahlke of Shakopee; 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He is further survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Lorna Stahlke of Waconia; Dwain and Ruth Stahlke of Waverly, and Irene Stahlke of Waconia; brothers-in law and sisters-in-law, Carl Krause of Waconia; Ralph and Dorothy Krause of Ocala, Fla., and Florence Krause of Mound; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Sunday, March 4, 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Mound, with the Rev. Tom Evans officiating. Interment was at Union Cemetery, Mound.

Casket bearers were Gilbert's grandchildren: Brian Holm, Joshua Landsman, Donald Morton, Brad Morton, James Morten, Scott Morton, Eric Holm, Keith Holm, Katie Stahlke, Megan Landsman, Stacey Lynn, and Matthew Landsman.

Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia.

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