AUGUSTA, Ga. - Carl Henry Stelling, 93, loving husband of Mary Katherine Reiser Stelling, died March 8, 2014. He was born August 16, 1920 in Augusta, GA to Carl Henry Stelling, Sr. and Lucy Ellen Osborne Stelling. Mr. Stelling was a graduate of the Academy of Richmond County, Augusta Junior College, and the University of Georgia. A Veteran of WWII, he served in the US Army in the Pacific Theater. Following the war he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Katherine. He joined Georgia Hardwood Lumber Company and retired from Georgia Pacific 33 years later. He belonged to many service, community, and professional organizations as well as being a lifetime member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Augusta, GA. During retirement he continued a long time passion for gardening and enjoyed canning and cooking his produce for family and friends. Survivors in addition to his wife include: daughters Mary Hunter (Jack), Aiken, Vivienne Stopper, Augusta, and Ellen Ohlsen (Greg), Santa Fe, NM; granddaughters Amy Hunter, Charlotte, Katherine H. Sutherland (Jones), Blythewood, and Lucy Ohlsen, Eugene, OR; and, great-granddaughters Sydney and Megan Sutherland. He was predeceased by his sister, Ellen S. Turner and his brother, Rev. T. Osborne Stelling. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 825 Greene St., Augusta Ga. Visitation will be held in Reiser Hall following the service. Memorials may be made to the Endowment Fund at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 825 Greene St., Augusta, GA or to The Heritage at Lowman, PO Box 444, White Rock, SC, 29177. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Apr. 23, 2014