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Grant Stahl

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Grant Stahl

Grant Alan Stahl was born in Aberdeen, SD on September 21, 1971 and adopted by Marvin and Judy (Ohlensehlen) Stahl, Freeman, SD, at the age of six weeks. Surrounded by several devoted members of his fan club, Team Grant, he was completely healed of his cancer as he entered Heaven to be with Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11:20 pm.

Grant grew up on the family farm, the oldest of four siblings, all of whom were also adopted. He enjoyed a wonderful Christian-upbringing while learning the impressive work ethic of farmers (although he detested walking beans!) Grant was baptized in the Bethany Mennonite Church and attended elementary and high school in Freeman. His activities included playing piano (which he also disliked) and percussion instruments, baseball and basketball. He went on to earn his Bachelors of Science Degree from SDSU College of Pharmacy in Brookings, graduating in 1995. His career as a pharmacist spanned 22 years, beginning as a staff pharmacist at ShopKo in Sioux Falls, with five of those years filling in at Cigna Tel-Drug part-time. In 2002, he transitioned to a full-time position at Cigna where he diligently practiced, rarely missing work, until his mediastinal germ cell tumor diagnosis in April 2016 forced him to do so.

Grant was united in marriage to his love, Frankie Chen, on December 29, 2009. Together, they made beautiful memories with his daughter Morgan Stahl and Frankie's daughters Sydney and Blaire Torgrude, and their three dogs, Mocha (his favorite), Duke (his second favorite) and Max (his least favorite). Together they shared numerous experiences including countless short trips for gymnastics meets, mini vacations, food and football games. Go Pack Go!

Although his career was in pharmacy, his true calling became evident in the later years of his life. Nothing surpassed his passion for spreading the Good News, taking advantage of every opportunity to remind others of our Lord and Savior's love, grace and perfect plans. He encouraged us all to be salt and light as he himself set an example as such.

Eternally blessed to have shared Grant's life are his mother, Judy Stahl of Freeman, SD, daughter Morgan Stahl, wife Frankie Chen and her daughters Sydney and Blaire Torgrude, all of Sioux Falls, brothers Corey (Kristi) Stahl and children Brandon and Blake of Freeman and Joshua Stahl and children Hailey and Carson of Tea, and sister Carmen (Jason) Kippes and children Tanner, Taylor and Austin of Sioux Falls as well as numerous beloved uncles, aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by father Marvin Stahl, paternal grandparents Mike and Katherine Stahl and maternal grandparents Vernon and Sylvia Ohlensehlen.

Funeral services for Grant will begin at 11:00 am Monday, May 15, 2017 at Central Church, 3102 West Ralph Rogers Road with burial in the Freeman Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with a time of sharing at 7:00 pm. Please use the west doors of the church if planning on attending the visitation and time of sharing service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Sioux Falls Humane Society; or Ravi Zacharias International Ministries,; or the Samaritans Purse, Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Argus Leader on May 12, 2017
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