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Mr. Virgil Lane Stadler, 85, passed away January 2, 2022.
A native of Caswell County, he was the son of the late Charlie William Stadler and Esther Neely Stadler. He was married for 60 years to his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth Ann Linnens (Doololly) Stadler who preceded him in death.
Virgil’s professional accomplishments were many but he always referred to himself as “just an old meatcutter.” While he founded and built a successful business and won many awards for entrepreneurship, two endeavors of which he was most proud was as partner and “Supervisor” of Stadler Brothers Pressure Washing with his grandsons Tyler and Mitchell Stadler and partner and “Supervisor” of Canine Candy Dog Bones with his grandsons Luc and Will Stadler.
A naturally gifted communicator, Virgil at his core was an innovator and a teacher. He loved tackling the challenge of finding a new, more efficient way to produce country ham and then building and teaching that new system. His business mantra was “always question why.”
Above all, Virgil lived his faith as Christ called, in humble service to others. One of his many sayings, which were really more wisdom philosophy than simple sayings was, “I have never been hurt by helping someone.”
He is survived by his three children, Lane Stadler Caruso and husband Gary, of San Diego, CA, Martin Dwayne Stadler and wife Pam and Bradley Shane Stadler and wife Tori, all of Burlington; four grandchildren, Tyler Martin Stadler, Mitchell Lane Stadler (Olivia), Bradley Luc Stadler and William Ashley Stadler; and a brother, Thomas Richard (Bud) Stadler.
The family will hold a private ceremony with interment at Alamance Memorial Park. A celebration of Virgil’s life will be held at a later date where there will be country ham, stories and laughs.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Allied Churches of Alamance County, The Salvation Army of Alamance County or Alamance Community College.