Dorothy toasts her centenary


Top 100: Dorothy Stahel flanked by Lyn and Greg Stahel and Glenda and Warren Stahel. Greg is Dorothy’s youngest son while Warren is the eldest. Picture: Gary Sissons

TI-TREE Lodge resident Dorothy Stahel celebrated her centenary with friends and staff members, Tuesday 10 March. But that wasn’t the end of it: On Saturday 14 March she did it all again at a large family gathering at Shoreham.

Ms Stahel and husband Jeff moved to Flinders in 1968 and built a home described by locals as a five-iron from the Flinders hotel.

“As members of the Flinders Golf Club from 1963-2005 they made many friends when Flinders was still a small community and everyone knew each other,” daughter-in-law Lyn Stahel said.

“Dot was women’s president 1976-79 and also Ladies captain during that time.

“She helped get the Flinders Bowling Club up and running and was an active member. She also helped start a cards group, playing Bridge and Solo each week. She was instrumental in starting the Flinders Probus Club and was made a life member.”

In later life Dorothy moved to the Village Glen at Capel Sound and then, aged 94, she moved to Ti-Tree Lodge.

She has three children, eight grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 17 March 2020


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