Obituary: Harvey Albert Stahl

Dec. 6, 1933 – Nov. 26, 2022

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Harvey Albert Stahl, 88, of Sister Bay, died at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.

He was born in Ephraim to Joseph and Elsie (Hoefert) Stahl. After graduating from Gibraltar High School in 1952, he enlisted in the United States Navy. Harvey served an eight-month tour in Japan as an aircraft captain before his honorable discharge in 1956.

He returned to Door County and worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a superintendent for 32 years, serving at Potawatomi State Park and Newport State Park. Harvey was a volunteer firefighter for the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department for 25 years, retiring as assistant chief in 1994. He was also a 4-H club leader and a woodcarving instructor for The Clearing, Elderhostel and Sievers School of Fine Arts. He was a member of Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay. Harvey was united in marriage with Rita Mary Weber on Nov. 16, 1963, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ephraim. Together, they were blessed with 57 years of marriage until she died Nov. 21, 2020. He enjoyed woodcarving, spending time outdoors, and cross-country skiing. Harvey was proud of his Door County roots and took great pride in being a lifelong neighbor and friend to many in his community.

Harvey will be missed by children, Ruth Stahl of Peachtree City, GA, Valerie (David) Edwards of Verona, WI, and Brian (Marcy) Stahl of Wausau, WI; brother, Danny Stahl; sister-in-law, Jean Stahl; and dear friends, Roger and Rudy Bahlert.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Elsie Stahl; wife, Rita Stahl; brothers, Ervin (Lois), Joseph (Patricia), and David Stahl; and brother-in-law. Robert (Joyce) Weber.

A memorial service to honor Harvey and Rita will be held in April of 2023.

Memorials may be given in his honor to Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church or Friends of Wisconsin State Parks.

Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sister Bay is assisting the Stahl family. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Harvey can be shared through his tribute page at