Dorothy M. Stahl, age 90, of Philip, S.D., died Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Dorothy M. Konst was born June 7, 1923, in Philip, the daughter of Clem and Alice (Griswold) Konst. Her early childhood years were spent in the Powell area. At the age of six, she moved with her parents and family to the Nowlin community where she grew up.
Dorothy graduated from Midland High School and then attended Black Hills State Teachers College in Spearfish where she obtainer her teaching certificate. She then taught rural schools in Haakon County as well as in the Nowlin community.
Dorothy was united in marriage to Paul J. Stahl on July 5, 1943, in Philip. They made their home on Paul’s farm-ranch west of the Ottumwa area, which they operated until 1977, when they retired and moved into Philip, but continued to own the farm-ranch.
After Paul’s death on July 19, 1998, Dorothy continued to reside in Philip. She later moved into the Silverleaf Assisted Living Center, and in July 2013, moved into the Philip Nursing Home, where she has since resided.
Dorothy was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and a member of the church evening guild, Tribe 1. She was also a member of the Bad River Senior Citizens Center, and was a longtime secretary of the Haakon/ Philip Cancer Society, and was active on the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Board.
Survivors include her son, William Stahl and his wife, Penny, of Midland; one daughter, Jeanne Stahl, of Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandsons, Ryan Stahl of Keystone, and Eric Stahl of Loveland, Colo.; two great-grandchildren, Allison Stahl of Lemoore, Calif., and Trevor Stahl of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Paul, Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Doris Ballinger; and a brother, Paul Konst.
Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Wednesday, October 30, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Kevin Achbach as celebrant.
Interment was at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.
A memorial has been established to the Haakon County Prairie Transportation, the Silverleaf Assisted Living Center, and the Bad River Senior Citizens Center, all of Philip.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome. com