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David A Stalder
1936-2018

David Stalder passed away January 9th, 2018 at Mosaic Hospital in St. Joseph from Influenza.
He was born March 29, 1936 in Sigriswil, Switzerland to Abraham Stalder and Bertha (Mueller) Stalder. He grew up in Switzerland, where he studied his passion of cooking and restaurant business. He became a certified Culinary Swiss Chef. He was proud of serving in the Swiss Army. He met his wife Valerie in London. After they married they moved to Edinburgh, Scotland where they had 4 children. He worked in London and Edinburgh then later moved to The United States.
David lived a very full life, he travelled around the world and spoke seven languages. He was an avid water and snow skier. David owned and operated two restaurants in his life. The Swiss Chalet in St. Joseph, Mo. and Rembrandt’s Restaurant in Kansas City, Mo. David was very proud of his Swiss heritage and was a proud member of the local Swiss Society. There was a large population of Swiss immigrants in St. Joseph Mo that built a Swiss Lodge in the 1930’s. David bought and restored the Swiss lodge in 1975 and reopened it as the Swiss Chalet Restaurant where his wife Valerie and four children ran the restaurant.
David is survived by his four children, Adrian Stalder, Michelle Marshall, (Russ), Janine Stalder, Lorraine Arbuckle, (Todd), and grandson Alex Arbuckle.
It was David’s wish to not have a funeral service. His family will be having a small private service for him. Services under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.


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