SALEM - Karl Logan Stoudt, 81, a lifetime resident of New Garden, passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side Saturday morning, June 21, 2014.
He was the son of the late Alfred and Bernice (Strahm) Stoudt.
Karl is survived by his wife, Helen (Gottschling) Stoudt whom he married June 7, 1952 and just celebrated their 62nd anniversary this month.
He is the father of three children, a daughter, Karleen Cope of Green and two sons, Richard Logan (Deborah) Stoudt of Salem and Ronald Lee Stoudt of Green.
He loved his family and had a special relationship with his four grandchildren, Andrew Logan Stoudt of Salem, Jonathan Richard Stoudt of Columbus, Jennifer (Ron) Mayhew of Omaha, NE and Katie (Micah) Peterson of North Canton; and his four great-grandchildren, Matthew Logan and Emily Stoudt and Lauren and Olivia Mayhew.
Karl was a 1949 graduate of Salem High School. He worked at the Farmers National Bank of Salem, Lisbon, and Hanoverton and was owner of Ziegler Tire Service in Hanoverton. Karl retired in 1994 serving as a past president of the Ohio Tire Dealers Association.
Karl faithfully fulfilled the office of Hanover Township Fiscal Officer for 41-and-a-half years, retiring in March 2012. He served as Columbiana County Clerk and Trustees Association president.
He was a lifelong member of the Hanoverton Presbyterian Church, where he served as treasurer and on the parish council. He was a 60-year member of the Sandy Valley Masonic Lodge #408 (now New Lisbon Lodge) serving as worshipful master and also a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Steubenville.
Karl held numerous leadership positions with a variety of professional and service organizations. He was an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cleveland Indians and enjoyed time with his golfing buddies.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Allmon officiating. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The New Lisbon Masonic Lodge will have a Masonic Service Tuesday at 8 p.m. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit.
In lieu of flowers donations maybe made to the Hanoverton Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 172, Hanoverton, Ohio 44423.
Mr. Stoudt's obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.