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Lee Stahl

Lee A. Stahl, III

April 6th, 1941 - July 26th, 2023

Lee's Obituary

Lee A. Stahl III, 82, of Lakeside, Michigan passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at Franciscan Health Care in Michigan City, IN.

Lee was born on April 6, 1941 in Chicago, IL to late Lee and Jacqueline Stahl Jr. He was the beloved husband of Susan Cornell Stahl of Lakeside; loving father of Kelly Lee Stahl and Wendy Lee Orsolini and their spouses, David Lamont and David Orsolini. He was adored by grandchildren, Nicole Lee Orsolini and Maximus Lee Orsolini, and survived by the mother of his children, Joyce Stahl.

Lee was COO and co-owner of Cook-Illinois Corporation — a school bus transportation company. He was a devoted husband and father, and he loved his family fiercely. He will be remembered for his sweet, kind, easy-going personality, and was a generous man with his money, his time, and his patience. Lee retired at 50 to pursue his passions of skiing and boating. He was happiest at the helm of his boat, the Susan Lee, with his wife Susie at his side. He is now “on his boat” waiting for his first mate to drop the last line.

A visitation with the family to celebrate Lee’s life will take place on Friday, August 4th, from 4:00-8:00pm at Sommerfeld Chapel — 15 N. Barton St., New Buffalo, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chapel Haven Schleifer Center — www.chapelhaven.org or mailed to Chapel Haven at 1040 Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT 06515 in honor of his grandson, Maximus Orsolini. Friends wishing to leave the family a message of condolence may do so at www.sommerfeldchapel.com.

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