Paul B. Stalp, 93, of West Point, died Monday, March 6, 2023 at Colonial Haven in Beemer. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 13 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point with Rev. Daniel Kampschneider as celebrant. The funeral will be live streamed on the Stokely Funeral Home Facebook page at facebook.com/stokelyfuneralhome. Burial with Military Honors will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery with lunch following at the Nielsen Center. Visitation with family present will be Sunday, March 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 3:00 p.m. at Stokely Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Colonial Haven or Relay for Life. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Paul Bernard Stalp was born on December 13, 1929 to John and Catherine (Ortmeier) Stalp on the family farm north of West Point. After graduating from Guardian Angels in 1947, Paul was drafted into the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to the family farm. During a night of dancing in Omaha, Paul met Mary Clare Proskocil. The couple was married on February 10, 1968 at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Omaha. Paul and Mary Clare settled down on a farm near Beemer where the couple raised their six daughters.
Paul was truly a man of the land – growing flower and vegetable gardens in addition to raising cattle and farming. He was always ready for a laugh and his practical jokes became commonplace among his friends and family. Family reunions, hayrack rides, and birthday parties were some of the festivities hosted by Paul and Mary Clare at the farm. Friday night card parties with friends offered more laughter and fun.
Paul donated his time and resources in many ways. Helping with Meals on Wheels, donating blood, and volunteering at Franciscan Healthcare were just a few of the ways he gave back to the community. In his retirement, he could be found spending time with his grandchildren or delving through his coin collection.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Clare; daughters, Barb (Larry) Lightner of Omaha, Dr. Marybeth Stalp of Waterloo, Iowa, Peggy (David) Neale of Centennial, Colo., Sharon (Phil) Worthman of Littleton, Colo., and Amy (Allen) Cordingley of Platteville, Wis.; grandchildren, Simon and Violet Lightner, Tatum, Gillian, and Emory Neale, and Madison and Kaitlyn Worthman; and brother-in-law, Ray Meiergerd of West Point. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Stacey in 1996; and siblings, Margaret Heimann, Genevieve Meiergerd, Elizabeth Brockhaus, and John Stalp.
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