James Stahr, Evangelical Churchman and Founding CBMW Council Member, dies at 93 – CBMW

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James A. Stahr (June 7, 1926—July 4, 2019), an evangelical churchman who was one of many unique founding CBMW Council Members, died final week surrounded by his household in his residence in Wheaton, IL. He was 93.

Mr. Stahr’s obituary will be learn beneath:

James A. Stahr, age 93, a resident of Wheaton, IL, died Thursday, July 4th in his residence, surrounded by household. He was born June 7, 1926, in Oak Park, IL.

James grew up in LaGrange and, in 1944, moved along with his household to New Jersey. Later that 12 months, he enlisted within the U.S. Navy.  He studied Engineering at Villanova and Rutgers universities. Following commencement enrolled at Dallas Theological Seminary graduating in 1952 with a Grasps of Theology.  James returned to New Jersey, married Betty Lou Ewen and labored for Western Electrical as an electrical engineer. In 1954 they have been recommended to Christian ministry and boarded a ship in Boston, with their younger son, certain for Newfoundland, Canada 

Trying again over his life and ministry James Stahr noticed 4 chapters.  

(1) First got here evangelical work and church constructing in fishing villages on the rugged coast of jap Newfoundland.

(2) In 1958 he and his household moved to Canada’s different island province, Prince Edward Island, to shepherd a 3-year outdated meeting within the capital metropolis of Charlottetown. Build up the meeting concerned pastoring, preaching, youth work, conducting a weekly radio broadcast, and directing Emmanuel Bible Camp.  Jim and Betty have been additionally the Atlantic Provinces’ Regional Administrators for the Emmaus Correspondence Faculty.

(3) In 1971, Jim was appointed Editor of Curiosity Journal.

Curiosity served North American assemblies and home-field employees the way in which Missions journal serves overseas missionaries. Jim was Editor for the following 15 years, touring broadly to report on meeting actions.

(4) After 1986, Jim returned to itinerant preaching and writing.  He served on the Govt Board of Emmaus Bible Faculty, touring often to Dubuque, Iowa.

Jim is remembered by his household as a sensible counselor who supplied his household with a Godly sense of safety and stability. He expressed an incredible humorousness with entertaining riddles and jokes.  He was broadly learn, an “open-minded conservative”, with quite a lot of pursuits that included present world occasions, trains, geography, journey, amassing and educating God’s Phrase.

James is survived by his son, James (Melissa) Stahr, Jr. of Wheaton, and three daughters, Rebecca (Wayne) MacDougall of Wheaton, Rachel (Michael) Maletich of Wheaton, and Ruth (Matthew) MacPherson of Morrisville, NC.

He is survived by fourteen grandchildren: Taunya (Michael) Madden and Steven (Annie) Stahr and, Melanie (Ben) Stackhouse, Lisa (Sandy) Prosper, Kathryn and Nate MacDougall, Hannah and Peter (Carly) Maletich, Esther (Brian) Carrick, David (Megan), Daniel (Victoria), Ian, Stephen and Grace MacPherson. 13 great-grandchildren: Madeline (Adam) Hild, Timothy, Megan and Isaac Madden, Alex, Eli, Gavin and Laura Stahr, Leah, Eric and Carley StackhouseFrea MacPherson and Matias Maletich. One great-great grandchild: Audrey HildHe’s additionally survived by a sister, Audrey (Frank) Barton.

He was preceded in demise by his mother and father, his spouse Betty Stahr, his brother Robert Stahr, a grandchild, Sarah Stahr and a daughter-in-law, Brenda Stahr.

Visitation shall be held at Hultgren Funeral House, WheatonIllinois on Friday, July 12 from to p.m. A funeral service will happen at Bethany Chapel, Saturday morningJuly 13 at 10:00 o’clock. A personal Interment will comply with at Forest House Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial presents could also be directed to Emmaus Bible Faculty or Emmanuel Bible Camp.

Initially revealed by Hultgren Funeral House.

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