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In Memory of
James K. Stalder
June 3, 1940 - March 1, 2019

Monday, March 4th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

Tuesday, March 5th 10:30 a.m. at Living Word Lutheran Church

Burnside Cemetery

Stalder, James K. was called to his heavenly home, March 1, at Mount Carmel/St. Anns, Westerville, Ohio following a brief illness. Born June 3, 1940 at Akron, Ohio. He lived for the next 18 years in a nearby community of Cuyahoga Falls until leaving home to attend college, Concordia Jr. College, Milwaukee, Wis.; Concordia Sr. College, Ft. Wayne, In and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Mo. He was privileged to serve Lutheran congregations at St. Peter, Westgate, Ia (1966-70); Holy Cross, Ft. Wayne, In. (1970-89); Zion, Franklin, Ky. (1990-92); Grace, Westerville, Oh (1992-2000) and Living Word, Galena, Oh (2000-11). Jim retired August 1, 2011. Jim is preceded in death by his loving wife, Wanda, his sister Gail, and his parents, Harold and Donna Stalder. Jim precedes in death 4 beautiful daughters, Mary Smith (John) of Markleville, In, Anne Nelson (Brett) of Chicago, Il., Sarah Prohl (Richard) of Westerville, Oh. and Susan Kannenwischer (Mark) of Westerville, Oh. He leaves one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Janet Stalder of Wake Forest, NC; also 3 step-sons, Ross Riehle (Vicki) of Edgerton, Oh, Bradly Riehle (Lauren) of Ft. Wayne, In and David Bade (Bianca) of Chicage, Il. Jim bids farewell for a time to 16 loving grandchildren, Emily (Max), Sarah Grace, Logan, Benjamin, Ethan, Nathan (Maddy), Laina, Abigail, Megan, Rachel, Ryan, Anna, Jonah, Peter, Elson, Eloise and 2 great-grandchildren: Jessa and Rebecca. Visitation will be held Monday, March 4 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Oh. A service of praise and thanksgiving will be held Tuesday, March 5 at 10:30am at Living Word Lutheran Church, 7539 Dustin Road, Galena, Ohio. Pastor Derrick Hurst officiating. Interment Burnside Cemetery. Jim asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to Living Word Lutheran Church, 7539 Dustin Rd. Galena, Oh. 43021 And Worship Anew TV Ministry, 5 Martin Luther Drive, Fort Wayne IN 46825.



Ron & Beth Bade

Mar 3, 2019

It is with sadness that we learned of Jim's passing. Have many memories of working with him at Holy Cross and especially on the Alaska cruise we took together. I will always remember his walker with the tennis balls. It got us on the ship early. He is home now and at peace.


Helen Graves

Mar 3, 2019

So sorry to hear of Pastor's death. He was a wonderful pastor and Christian role model. Our family enjoyed many years of fellowship with him and Wanda. We have precious memories. He will be missed by many, but at home in heaven forever.


Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grewe

Mar 3, 2019

Our sympathy upon your dad's passing. We had many good memories of our time of service together at Holy Cross. May God's comfort and peace be with each of you during this time of mourning.


Rev. John & Nancy Westra

Mar 4, 2019

God's blessing to you all as you mourn your dad's passing. As he preached, so now he has received the salvation of our Lord. The years we spent together at Holy Cross we're golden for the congregation and for us. The restart of the Worship for Shutins TV broadcast in 1980, and how hard we worked to make it happen. We remember the Satder family fondly. Blessing always in Jesus. John & Nancy.



Mar 4, 2019

Susan, My thoughts and prayers are with you, and your family. May you, and your family bond together and heal quickly during this difficult time. Sincerely, Angie Radivojevic.


Jane Lemke

Mar 4, 2019

Dear Susan ~ My heart is heavy as I write this note to you. May you find comfort in your memories and in your Father's spirit in the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family to help guide you through this time. Sending my sincerest sympathy --- Jane Lemke


Bill and Marty Patterson

Mar 4, 2019

We will always remember when Pastor Stalder was our Pastor at Holy Cross back when our kids were in school there. Great Memories. Our condolences to you and his family.



Mar 4, 2019

We are sadden by Mr. Jim's passing. though pleased by his desire to be with the Lord. Though we learned to know Mr. Jim for only a short time at Feridean Commons, we learned his counsel and humor to be extraordinary. He leaves us with precious memories. May Mr. Jim rest in peace! Homer & Dixie Shroyer


Raymond Huebschman

Mar 7, 2019

I have very fond memories of your dad. He was so kind to me and supportive of all I did especially Worship for Shut-ins. He also invited Dottie and me to become Bethel Teachers and we always had to have our Bethel memory cards with us penalty of a fine. I caught him with out his when we showered after a game of golf. We had a good laugh. Those were very precious years for me and Mary I remember you singing El Shada for WFSI. Blessings, Ray and Dottie