American Veteran 04

Harry A. Stahla

December 12, 1940 ~ December 9, 2021 (age 80)


Harry A. Stahla was born on December 12, 1940 in Kimball, NE to Harry and Ruth (Brodine) Stahla. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 9, 2021.  He was the oldest of their three children and of two sets of step sibling and a half-sister.

He started school in a one-room rural school in Kimball. Then Kimball, Bushnell, and Cheyenne, WY.

He entered the Marine Corp at Camp Pendleton in 1958. He served in Vietnam in 1961 before it was declared a war, protecting the Army Corp of engineers. Just before being discharged as he landed at Pendleton his unit was sent to cover the Cuban Missile Crisis.

He worked in construction on many government projects: missile bases in NE, the power lines towers over the Blue Mesa, and Sam Rayburn in TX. He worked for Rocky Mountain Pre-Stress for over 16 years as a crane operator and operations manager. He set many of the parking garages and buildings in CO, WY, KS, MO, TX, OK and AR. He worked for Stouffers/ Marriot Hotels as a stationary engineer, HVAC and carpenter before retiring.

Harry loved to travel with several trips to Alaska, Cabo, and Hawaii, and snowboarding in TX and AZ.

Harry married Rose M. Armstrong in Salida, CO. They were married for 56 years. They had two children, three grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his son T. Allen of Dallas, daughter Teresa, son-in-law Gerald Hernandez, granddaughters Alyiaha and Alyssa Hernandez all of Georgetown, TX. Sisters; Marilyn (Ken) Stevens of Kimball, NE and Barbara Clark of CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth Shepard and Harry, grandson Austin Stahla and sister Kathy.

He was a longtime citizen of Brighton, CO, a member of Zion Lutheran Church and a serving member of several organizations.

He loved meeting people and helping anyone he could.

Donations can be made to Wounded Warriors and Tunnels to Towers. 

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Memorial Service
January 19, 2022

1:00 PM
Tabor-Rice Funeral Home
75 South 13th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601

Graveside Service
January 20, 2022

11:00 AM
Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 S. Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235

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