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Donald “Don” Stahl, 57, of Pendleton, died May 15 in a Richland, Wash., hospital. Funeral services were held today in the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton chapel.
Don was born Aug. 4, 1950, to David and Lorna (Hallmark) Stahl in Cove. He was raised and educated in Cove. After high school, he enlisted into the United States Navy and served his country during the Vietnam Conflict. He won the National Defense Service Medal as well as the Bronze Star. After his discharge he returned to Cove for a time before he moved to Pendleton.
He then began working as a Corrections Officer for E.O.C.I. He continued to work for the prison until he retired after 26 years of service. He then began working for Wal-Mart in Pendleton in the hardware and paint department. He continued working there until the time of his death.
He enjoyed fishing, camping and his family.
He is survived by his son, Ira and his wife, Jacquie Stahl, of Pendleton; a daughter, Stormey Richardson of Portland; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Memorials in his memory may be made to any charity.
La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the day of May 19, 2008