Carl C. Stelter


Carl C. Stelter, 95, of Haven, Kansas, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2023 at Legends of Hutchinson.  He was born November 15, 1927 in Haven, the son of Carl W. and Pauline (Dierks) Stelter.

Carl graduated from Haven High School with the class of 1946 and was drafted and served in the United States Army from 1946-1948.  He later served from 1950-1953, attaining the rank of Sergeant.  Carl served during WWII and the Korean War.

He was united in marriage to Lila Jean Dickerson on January 1, 1952 in Huntsville, Arkansas.  She preceded him in death on May 3, 2021.

Carl owned and operated Stelter Standard Service and later worked for the Panhandle Eastern PipeLine Co.

He was a member of the Haven United Methodist Church.  Carl was also a member of the Haven American Legion Post, and was very active at the Haven Golf Course, often found planting trees and mowing.

Carl is survived by his daughters, Carla (Monte) Long of South Hutchinson, Debra (David) Craighead of Fulton, Missouri, and Kathie Hathaway of Ottawa; son, Kurt (Dana) Stelter of Wichita; five grandchildren, Brooke Kirmer of Wichita, Chad (Libby) Long of Maize, Adam Hathaway of Lawrence, Andrea (Tyler) Fredricks of Ottawa, and Garrett Stelter of Wichita; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Sherri Kirmer Stringer; and 12 siblings.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 13, 2023 at Laurel Cemetery, Haven, Kansas with military honors. Family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, at Ott Funeral Home, Haven.  Memorial contributions may be made to Haven Senior Citizens Center or Haven Golf Course in care of Ott Funeral Home, PO Box 217, Haven, KS 67543.


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