Roger A. Stahly, 76, of Kimmell, passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born on Nov. 17,1942, to Fred and Doris (Knepper) Stahly. He married Karen R. McLallin on Sept. 5, 2003.
He is survived by his loving wife; daughters: Lisa (Michael) Mabie of Carmel; Paula (Kirk) Scott of Fort Wayne; and Alana (Mike) Christlieb of Ligonier; step daughter, Kari (Brad) Stabler of Ligonier; eight grandchildren; brothers: Richard (Ellen) Stahly of Cromwell; and Randy (Linda) Stahly of Cromwell. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corp. He worked at Starcraft Vans, Forest River, and Reith and Riley, and was a volunteer fire fighter. In retirement he enjoyed mowing at Oak Park Cemetery. He loved spending his free time reading and fishing, restoring furniture, and was a huge fan of Indycar Series racing, attending over fifty Indy 500 races.
A funeral service will be held in his honor at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 21, with a visitation from 10-11 a.m. at Ligonier Evangelical Church, 1911 Lincolnway South Ligonier, IN 46767. Pastor Troy Diersingwill officiate.Burial will take place at Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier, IN where military graveside honors will be performed.
Family and friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Oak Park Cemetery, P.O. Box 351, Ligonier, IN, 46767; or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.
Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.