David J. Stahl

David J. Stahl

June 3, 1957 – July 21, 2021

Survived by wife, Christine; and family.

The family will receive friends Saturday, August 7th from 9:30am to 11am followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11am at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge Street. Memorials are suggested to SDAHA, c/o Dave Stahl All Star Fund, PO Box 1683, Watertown, SD 57201

To view live broadcasts of the Visitation and Mass, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click on the “View Live Cast” button on our home page.


Along with his dad and big brother, Jim, David participated in many local sporting activities.  His love was ice skating.  He was a member of the initial high school hockey team, The Huron All Stars.  In 2003 he was inducted into the Huron High School Hall of Fame.  David was an avid golfer and in later years he transferred his love of golfing into riding his Harley for “therapy”.  

David made lifelong friends growing up in Huron, SD, before moving to Omaha in 1978.  In 2002 he married Christine and added stepchildren to his family.  Not only was David the best uncle, but he was also known as the best Papa ever.  

Preceded in death by parents, Joe and Marj Stahl.  Survived by wife, Christine; stepdaughter, Mikki Barnes, stepson, Chris Carver; grandchildren: Anna Barnes, Jack Barnes, Isaac Carver, Luke Carver: great-grandson, Charlie Weber Barnes; brother, Jimmy Stahl (Suzie); sisters, Mary Jo Stahl, Terri Harris (Pete); brother, Jerry Stahl (Bobbi); nephew, Joey Harris; nieces: Holly and Chelsey Harris, Lavin Kophmann (Logan), Lacey Thorsness (Jeremy); grandnieces and grandnephews: Ella, Ramsey, Mason and Knox Kophmann, Hudsyn and Tyndall Thorsness.

Here is the link to the newspaper article from South Dakota, https://plainsman.com/article/scholarship-fund-recognizes-huron-hockey-standout



  • Michael G. Posted July 29, 2021 1:44 pm

    Davey was one of the coolest guys I met. I remember the first time Insaw him with his helmet tilted back, sunglasses, smoking a cigar on his Harley. As he pulled up. That grin…that is how I’m gonna remember him. My love and condolences to everyone.

  • Phil lindsey Posted July 31, 2021 7:51 am

    As so many others always remember Dave as spook in the good old days. Another fellow classmate gone to soon, thoughts and prayers to his family.

  • Doug Walz Posted July 31, 2021 11:30 am

    Lots of fond memories of Dave. He was in my home room in High School. Just a fun and great guy. Will mis him, as will many people. RIP Dave. My condolences to his family.
    Doug “ Wally” Walz

  • Mike Mort Posted August 5, 2021 7:06 am

    We will all miss you Dave, you cross checked out on us way to soon, we have alot of great memories of all of our softball playing days with the Outlaws, what a character you were Dave and a great athlete, I will never forget the times where I would stop over and we would launch tennis balls at each other with your hockey sticks. Dave always got the best of me for sure.. Rest in peace Dave, all my condolences to his family.

  • Brad H Posted August 7, 2021 7:27 am

    Christine and family, my heart and prayers go out to you and the family with Dave’s passing. I have known Dave for many years. We were coworkers, fellow riders, and most of all…good friends. Dave was truly one of a kind, he was the the type of guy that was always there if you needed something and would give you the shirt off of his back. I will always cherish the fond memories and will always smile when I think of him. Enjoy your final ride Dave, you will truly be missed but you will never be forgotten…you will live on forever in those that you touched. Always keep the shiny side up brother!!!

  • Curt & Deb Wall Posted August 7, 2021 7:53 am

    During this difficult time, may you find memories to bring a smile, friends to bring comfort, and hope to bring peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    (I will greatly treasure the Harley ride when we came to visit for a family reunion. It was a blast.)
    In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. Isaiah 30:15

  • Tyson W Baumann Posted August 7, 2021 9:33 am

    I will not be able to be at the service but will be watching on line. My condolences to Christine and his entire family. He was great friend and great man, I talk to Dave everyday. He will live on through all who knew him.

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