Herschel Ray Stehlik
Herschel Ray Stehlik (Posh), age 94, of Cassville, passed away peacefully at his home on January 15, 2021. He was born in Phenix, MO on June 19, 1926 to his parents Joe and Maude (Gainer) Stehlik. He had two brothers Herbert and William. He was drafted in the Army in September of 1945, attending basic training at Camp Roberts in California. He spent most of his time overseas in Korea, and was honorably discharged in 1947. In 1948, he was united in marriage to Della Mae Jones, and to this union, two children were born.
Surviving are his two children Corles Stehlik of Cassville, and Brenda Cardin of Nixa; six grandchildren, Brian Stehlik and Jamie, Dala Blisard, Chad Samuel and wife Jennifer, Brice Stehlik and wife Carmen, Eli Stehlik and wife Shayla, and Kelly Wilson and husband Tyler; 16 great-grandchildren—Bo and wife Jenna, Carlie, Cody and wife Shania, Brady and fiancé Alexa, Sydney, Wyatt, Jozi, Haydn, Easton, Avery, Brooklyn, Tyller, Khloe, Rayleigh, Remington, and Beckett; two great-great-grandchildren --- Herschel and Krew. Also surviving are many extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers and his son-in-law, Tom Cardin, and his loving wife, Della.
Herschel grew up and received his education in Phenix, MO and later moved to Walnut Grove, MO, graduating in 1945. He began his career in the lumber business working for Westside Lumber, and then Meek Lumber before moving to Cassville in 1958, and starting his own business, Barry County Lumber. Herschel and Della owned and enjoyed Barry County Lumber until 1994, when they decided to sell and retire. Herschel was a Deacon and Elder at First Christian Church and served on the church building committee. He proudly served on the Board of Directors at Freedom Bank for many years. He was devoted to bettering his community and serving anyway he could. He belonged to the Industrial Development Corporation, the Cassville Chamber of Commerce, and in 2002 was awarded the Cassville Chamber Lifetime Achievement Award. He loved bird hunting, bird dogs, and was an avid fisherman. He thoroughly enjoyed days at the lake fishing with his kids and grandkids, he was a great teacher, too! He was humble, kind, loving, generous, polite and friendly. He had an unwavering commitment to his faith, his family, his friends, and his community. He will be deeply missed, but his legacy lives on….’Posh Gone Fishin’
Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Stan Kelley will conduct the services.
Viewing will be from 1:00 until 6:00 PM Friday at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
Contributions may be made to Cassville High School Fishing Team, Cassville Community Food Pantry or Barry County Museum in care of Herschel Stehlik Memorial Fund at Freedom Bank.
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