Aaron Stadel


Memorial services for
Aaron Stadel, 70, of
Redfield will be at 1 PM,
Saturday, March 19, 2022
at the Freedom Church
in Aberdeen. Inurnment
will be at St. Paul Lutheran
Cemetery in Bowdle
under the direction of
Kesling Funeral Home of
Mobridge. Aaron passed
away Friday, February
25, 2022 at the Redfield
Community Hospital.
Aaron Stadel, 70, the son
of Victor and Adeline Stadel,
was born November
13, 1951, in Mobridge,
SD. During his pre-school
years, his family lived on
the Stadel farm northwest
of Java. Except for a half
year during the fifth grade
in Eureka, Aaron attended
school in Mobridge graduating
from Mobridge
High School in 1970. He
served in the Navy from 1970-1974.
Aaron began a 15-year
career in radio after
graduating from Brown
Institute in Minneapolis
in 1976. Upon graduation,
he took an announcing
position at KCCR
in Pierre, working the
midnight to six shift when
KCCR went to a 24-hour
broadcasting day. While
living in Pierre, Aaron
became convinced there
was a Supreme Being
with all creative powers
who desired an intimate
communication with
mankind. Aaron surrendered
his life to Jesus in
a Sunday night service at
Pierre Assembly of God
church in March of 1976.
That same night young
lady who sat at the other
end of the pew during the
service. Aaron and Grace
Esther Wohlwend were married in December of
1976.
After working at KBFS
in Belle Fourche, Aaron
and Grace moved to Norwalk,
IA, where Aaron
worked at KWKY. During
their time in Iowa, Aaron
graduated from the American
Institute of Business
in Des Moines in 1981.
After graduation Aaron
and Grace moved to
Mobridge in July of 1981
when Aaron took a job at
KOLY. He served as the
news director at KOLY
and did play-by-play
coverage for area schools
including coverage of
Campbell County Express
football along with State
B Basketball tournaments.
Aaron worked at KOLY
for nine years.
Aaron became an avid
reader of the Bible, having read through the
entire Bible over twenty
times after his conversion.
Aaron enjoyed bowling.
Aaron and Grace joined
a couple’s league in Des
Moines, IA, forming a
team with their friends
Gary and Jackie Buffum.
Aaron enjoyed fishing on
the shores of Lake Oahe.
He also enjoyed golfing
and playing softball.
The couple’s two
children, Nathan and
Michelle, were born in
Mobridge. The family
moved to Minot, ND,
in 1990 where Aaron
became employed at
KHRT. While working at
KHRT, Aaron became the
station’s first play-by-play
announcer covering the
Minot Bishop Ryan Lions
basketball teams.
In 1994 Aaron entered the ministry serving as
a pastor in Scobey, MT.
Moving back to South
Dakota, Aaron served for
six years as the pastor
at Redfield Assembly of
God. While living in Redfield,
Aaron worked part
time as the sports reporter
for the Redfield Press.
He especially enjoyed
covering the Northwestern
Wildcats volleyball
program and covering
track and field. Aaron
began working at Redfield
Public School in 2002,
retiring in 2014.
Aaron is survived by his
wife, Grace, son, Nathan, daughter, Michelle, aunt,
Emma Olson, and numerous
nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death
by his parents.

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