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Willard "Bill" H Stalder

September 19, 1937 ~ December 28, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Willard "Bill" Stalder Obituary

Willard Henry Stalder, passed away with his family by his side on December 28, 2023, at the age of 86. Willard was born on September 19, 1937, in Aurora, IN, to his parents Walter and Matilda (nee Heyen) Stalder.  He met his future wife Judith Stevens and they married on March 1, 1958. Bill joined the US Air Force and served from 1955 to 1959.  

Bill worked as a mail carrier for the US Postal service for 13 yrs and then landed a job at Proctor & Gamble as a forklift driver where he retired from after many years of dedicated service.  Outside of work, Bill was deeply involved in various organizations. He was an active member of Columbia Lodge and later Snow Lodge 193 F&AM Harrison, where he formed lifelong friendships. Bill found great joy in his membership with the Shriners, giving back to the community through their philanthropic efforts. Additionally, he faithfully served as a deacon in the Legacy Christian Church, where he had the honor of administering communion and was an avid participant in Bible Study.

Apart from his numerous commitments, Willard dedicated his free time to pursue his hobbies. Whether it was fishing with his family and friends, enjoying a game of bowling, or simply cherishing moments spent with his family, Willard lived life to the fullest. He had a green thumb and took immense pride in tending to his garden, producing bountiful vegetables and fruits. Willing to share his harvest, he generously distributed his produce to others, spreading joy through his selflessness.

Bill will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 65 years, Judith Stalder, who stood by his side through thick and thin. Their bond served as a testament to the strength of their relationship and the power of love. He will also be fondly remembered by his children: Shawn (Debbie) Stalder, Paula (Steven) Cox and Peg (Michael) Mahaney.  He passed on his great sense of humor to his grandchildren: Chalonna Barr, Bradie (Robbie) Porter, Steve Morrow, Tammy (Frank) Romaniello, Heather (Isrial) Castillo, and Brittany Wurtzler, Calvin (Erin) Smith and 20 great-grandchildren who lovingly called him "Paw Paw": Justin & Ryan Barr, Ainsley, Cheyanne, Anakin, Winston Porter, Grayson, Everett, & Zoe Morrow, Lucas and Caylee Romaniello, Brooke Joseph, Kaitlynn Castillo, Carleigh and Johnny Wurtzler, Kaydence, Logan, Melanie, Vincent & Olivia Smith.  Bill is also survived by his siblings: Tony (Pat) Stalder, Judy Crader, Linda Gebhardt, and many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. His warm smile, gentle nature, and unwavering friendship will always be remembered.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents: Walter and Matilda Stalder and siblings: Robert "Bob" Stalder and Teresa Wilson.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, from 5 pm until the time of the service at 7 PM, with Pastor Mark Garrett officiating. Military services will follow with the US Air Force.  Burial will be held on Thursday at Arlington Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to Shriners Hospital and Bella Care Hospice in Bill's name, as he held charitable causes close to his heart. Funeral home will help with memorials during the visitation. If unable to attend, mail memorial payable to charity to the funeral home and they will notify the family of your donation.


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Public Viewing
January 3, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brater Winter Funeral Home - Harrison
201 S. Vine St.
Harrison, OH 45030

Funeral Service
January 3, 2024

7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Brater Winter Funeral Home - Harrison
201 S. Vine St.
Harrison, OH 45030


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