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Obituary: Charles Carl Stella

Charles Carl Stella

Charles Carl Stella

Charles "Chuck" Carl Stella passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011, in Kingman at the age of 77. He was born on July 16, 1933 in St. Paul, Minn., to Charles and Loretta (Hartman) Stella.

Chuck worked as a welder in the mining industry and moved to Kingman from Embarrass, Minn., 21 years ago. He is a member of the VFW, Masons, Moose, American Legion, Shriners, Cooties, Lions and knight templer. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy.

Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Jean Violet Stella of Kingman; son, David Charles Stella; daughters, Gloria Jean Derfus (Stella), Roxanne Stella Bahadori, and Wanda Marie Stella; sister, Rosalie Valento; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Thoughts and condolences can be sent to Chuck's family at

Arrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory.

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