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Mary Stadler

In Loving Memory

Stadler, Mary Louise (nee Hormberg)

December 21, 1938 - June 6, 2024

Mary Louise (Hormberg) Stadler

 

Mary Louise Stadler passed away in her sleep on June 6, 2024, at the age of 85. She was born in St. Louis on December 21, 1938. She was the daughter of Frederick and Louise (Holzhausen) Hormberg. Mary’s father died when she was only nine years old, but the night before he died, when times were hard, her father gave her money to attend a picnic, a loving moment she never forgot.

She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1956 and then Washington University when she was only 19. She taught second grade at John M. Dressel School for seven years.

She married John Stadler on June 29, 1963. They met when Mary was a twirler in high school and John played cornet in the band. Mary also twirled at Washington University and won 110 medals and 36 trophies. She paid her way through Washington University by teaching twirling in grade schools.

Despite all these accomplishments, her biggest and best job was being a wife, mom and grandma. She is survived by her husband, John Stadler; her son, John Stadler II; her daughter-in-law, Cheryl Stadler; her granddaughter, Lily Stadler; and many more loving family members and friends. She loved to play cards, games and ball with her granddaughter.

Mary enjoyed spending time at their 250-acre property in Greenville, Missouri, originally a land grant from President Buchanan. The property has been in the Holzhausen family since 1863.

She loved to travel with her family, and they went on many cruises, including one to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary. In their 1966 Chevy Impala, which they still own today, they drove to all 48 contiguous states. John and Mary were married for almost sixty-one years.

To keep sharp, Mary played word puzzles and watched game shows, and her memory was incredible. She kept meticulous records and was an avid correspondent who remembered everyone’s birthday and anniversary with a card.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 13, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and the funeral service will be Friday, June 14, at 11:00 am, both at Kutis Affton Funeral Home, 10151 Gravois. Interment will follow the service at St. Trinity Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to her church, Hope Ev. Lutheran Church (www.hopelutheranstl.org), or your favorite charity.

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  1. John, John, Cheryl and Lily … this was beautifully written and captures Mary’s experiences. She was an amazing person, compassionate and caring for all. She is at peace and watching over all of you. Love, Chuck, Robyn and Alex

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