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Vlasta Stahle, (Val), 93, of Clearwater, Florida, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 16th, 2017.
Val was born in Swisher, Iowa on August 2nd, 1924. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Cedar Rapids, IA and studied Cosmetology to become a hairdresser following graduation.
Val was married to Bruce C. Stahle on December 20, 1948; they were married 30 years. Val was best known as the co-founder and co-owner for 33 years of Val's Gourmet Food Store in Clearwater, FL along with her husband, Bruce. She worked as a hairdresser after graduation but became a full-time Mom after her children were born.
Val loved walking on the beach with family and friends and shelling on beautiful bright days. She was known by friends and neighbors for her long walks near her home on Island Estates and when her mobility lessened, she even walked daily in the hallway of her condominium. She was an amazing, loving, loyal and dedicated wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt to members of her family. She was caring, giving and always saw to the needs of others before her own. She was a tiny, determined and bright individual who always gave her best and who sought to achieve excellence in every area of her life.
Val is survived by her son, Mark Stahle and his wife, Suzanne of Belleair, FL and grandchildren, Christopher and Matthew Stahle; her daughter, Kendra Boggess and husband, Ted of Princeton, WV, grandson, Jeff Boggess and wife, JoEllen, and great-grandchild, Alyssa and her husband, Brandon McDuffie of Raleigh, NC, grandson, Todd Boggess and his wife, Sharon and great grand-children, Benjamin and Olivia of Princeton, WV, grandson, Timm Boggess and his wife, Gina and great grand-children, Madeline, Atticus and Sadie of Princeton, WV, many nephews and nieces and other family and friends. Nephew, Don and wife, Pam Votroubek of North Liberty, IA, Ed and Jan Votroubek of San Tan Valley, AZ, nieces and nephews; Gary Votroubek and Jay Votroubek both of Solon, IA, niece, Cathy Cropp Scanlon of Cedar Rapids, IA; Bob and Pam Votroubek of Rock Island, IL; Rich and Barbara Stahle of Cedar Rapids, IA and Kevin and Lauri Stahle of Colorad Springs, CO.
Val is preceded in death by her mother, Mabel Mundel Votroubek and father, Harry Votroubek, brothers, Elmer Votroubek of Solon, Iowa, Milton Votroubek of Rock Island, IL and sister, Eleanor Votroubek Cropp of Cedar Rapids, IA.
The family of Val (Vlasta) Stahle wishes to thank her caregivers, Heidi Nichols and Ingrid Roberts, along with the members of Suncoast Hospice organization who so kindly contributed to her comfort and care during her final days.
A service of celebration will be held 7:00 P.M. Friday, December 1, 2017, Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton for family & friends with Pastor Ed Pettus, as the celebrant.
A time of sharing and gathering will be held from 6:00 P.M., until the service hour at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the American Heart Association or Concord University Foundation,P.O. Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712 or http://www.concord.edu/foundation/.
Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com.
The Stahle family is being served in Princeton by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on November 29, 2017
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