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Doris K. Stadler, bank employee and church activist, dies

Doris K. Stadler, a retired Union Trust Co. bank employee who was an active church member, died at Stella Maris Hospice on Saturday from cerebral vascular disease. The longtime Cockeysville resident was 95.

The daughter of Frederick Krause, a tailor, and Agnes Bertha Krause, a homemaker, Doris Merilyn Krause was born in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park.

A Forest Park High School graduate, Mrs. Stadler worked for 23 years in the corporate trust division of the old Union Trust Co.

After retiring from the bank in 1982, she worked part-time as a funeral home attendant for the Lemmon Funeral Home. She also worked one day a week as office manager for Bruce Gallup, well diggers.

She was married in 1949 to Harry Newton Stadler. The couple lived on Reisterstown Road and later in Northwood before building a home in Cockeysville in 1971. Since 2010, she had lived with her daughter in Towson.

Her husband, who had been a Baltimore Sun district circulation manager, died in 2007.

Mrs. Stadler had been an active member of the First Christian Church for most of life.

“She loved helping people at church and was a very kind and caring person,” said her daughter, Patrica S. Gordes. “She was a wonderful person; just a little dynamo.”

Mrs. Stadler also enjoyed gardening.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Peaceful Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Center, 2325 York Road, Timonium.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her son, Mark N. Stadler of Bealton, Va.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

--Frederick N. Rasmussen

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