Dale Stoner 1941-2024

Dale Stoner’s Obituary written by him in 2018:

On June 11, 2024, Coach V. Dale Stoner passed through the dark veil of death into the eternal light of Jesus Christ. Traveling 83 years starting from Salt Lake City, Utah to Lady Lake, Florida. Throughout these years, as with most folks, there were great mountain peaks where he “soared with eagles” as well as deep valleys with tender moments as a delicate as a “butterfly”.

As a eulogy is for the living, and he is already playing golf or coaching something in heaven, he wants you to think of something about him that makes you smile. Dale enjoyed making people better than when he entered the room. July 18, 1965, Dale married the beautiful Karen K. Leben. As a happy couple, they were blessed with 2 wonderful children, a son, Joe Bob and a daughter, Kay Lyn. One of his “soaring with eagles” moments was when he was asked to speak in China at the Chinese Christian Council about the blessing of knowing and growing in the light of Jesus Christ. He never cared what your denomination was as long as Christ was on the cross.

Karen’s additional facts to the Obituary:

Dale was born to Father, Vernon Howard Stoner and Mother, Caroline Adaire “Kilgore” Stoner on June 7, 1941in Salt Lake City, Utah his siblings were a brother, Bill and a sister Lynne.

Dale graduated Walsh High School 1960, CSU with a BS in 1964, CU with a MS in 1970. His occupations included Coach, Teacher, Salesmen, Caddie Master.

Dale served to the Lutheran Laymen’s League and Lutheran Hour Trust Boards for 29 years.

Their travels included, visiting all over the world and the United States and we were very blessed to be able to do that.

Left to mourn him, his wife Karen, Son, Joe of Holyoke and his daughter Kay Lyn of Denver, a very special brother since high school, Hugh Schooley and his wife, Jan of LaJunta. Many nieces and nephews and friends.

In Lieu of flowers memorials are for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and they can be sent to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, P.O. 7, Amherst, CO 80721.

Memorial Service is Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Amherst, Colorado. Service directed by Baucke Funeral Home.