Robert “Bob” Stahlberg, age 80, passed away at his home in Columbia Falls on November 13, 2018.
Bob was born on July 29, 1938 in Strathcona, Minnesota to Theodore and Gladys (Sands) Stahlberg. The family moved to the Flathead Valley area in 1945. Bob spent most of his early years in Somers. He graduated Flathead High school in 1956, and joined the Army in 1958. He met Patricia (the love of his life) while attending Army school in Chicago. Pat and Bob married on September 25, 1958 in New Jersey shortly after they moved to Verdun, France where Bob finished his Army service in 1960. Bob worked for four years in Chicago then moved his family back to the Flathead area: where he was hired at the Aluminum Plant, as a Millwright, retiring in December of 2000.
Bob enjoyed camping, water skiing, big game hunting, traveling, and boating. He was a ‘jack of all trades’ and enjoyed woodworking. He was a member at the First Baptist Church of Kalispell, the Nazarene Church in Whitefish, the Hillside Church in Whitefish, and Bible Study Fellowship of Kalispell. He loved his family deeply and enjoyed spending time with all of them.
He is preceded in death by his Son Jeffrey (May 17, 1958), his father Ted and Mother Gladys, Sister Iris and other siblings in the mid 1930’s.
Bob is survived by his wife Pat of 60 years, children: Cheryl Bower and her husband Larry, Steven Stahlberg and his wife Mary, Keith Stahlberg and his wife Tracey, Denise Reed and her husband David, and 15 of grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and one due on Monday November 19.
A funeral service will be held for Robert on Saturday November 17, 2018 at 11AM at the Hillside Church: 5685 Highway 93 South in Whitefish.
There will be a visitation on Friday November 16 at Columbia Mortuary from 7PM to 9PM.
Burial will take place at CE Conrad Cemetery in Kalispell on Saturday November 17 at 1:30PM with full military honors.
Columbia Mortuary is caring for Mr. Stahlberg’s family.