May 21, 1933 ~ September 3, 2019
Born in: Oshkosh, WI
Resided in: Brevard, NC
John H. “Jack” Staehle, 86, of Brevard, NC passed away September 3, 2019.
He was born on May 21, 1933 in Oshkosh, WI. As a child, John learned to work with metal in his father’s tool-and-die business. John went on to earn a degree in mechanical engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL. Following his college graduation, John was commissioned to serve in the United States Navy and served in both active and reserve duty until his retirement as a Captain in 1993.
On October 5, 1963 John married Carolyn L. “Lyn” Prey. They had two children, Mark and Lisa. John was the founder and president of Hicksville Machine Company. Over the years, John was very active in church, community service, theater, and various singing groups. He served on the Village Council in Hicksville, Ohio for eight years. He was a founding member of The Undertones and was most recently a member of the Connestee Chorale and the Cornerstone Presbyterian church choir. John made amazing grilled cheese sandwiches and was a world class cribbage player. Most importantly, John loved God and loved others.
John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Freda Staehle; his sister, Joan (Robert) Pfeiffer; and his wife of 49 years, Carolyn “Lyn” Staehle. John is survived by his son, Mark (Lisa) Staehle of Irmo, SC; his daughter, Lisa (Robert) Heck of Grabill, IN; and his grandchildren, Natalie (Tyler) Hultgren, Andrew Heck, Matthew Heck and Caleb Heck. John is survived by his brother, Thomas Staehle of Plymouth, MN; and his in-laws, Charles and Kay Prey of Pittsford, NY. John will be deeply missed by his family and scores of friends and neighbors.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, 645 Bert Lane, Brevard, NC 28712. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Presbyterian Church.