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Glen Elmer Stabelfeld September 9, 1930 - June 23, 2023

Glen Elmer Stabelfeld, age 92, was born September 9, 1930 in Cherokee, Iowa.  He passed away peacefully on June 23, 2023 in Hughson, CA.

Glen attended and played baseball for Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, IA and was inducted to their baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.  He served in the US Army for 2 years.  He played professional baseball for the Saint Louis Cardinals organization from 1954-1962.  He was a member of the 1955 Fresno Cardinals championship team that was recently inducted to the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame.  After his baseball career, Glen was a teacher and coach for 30 years.

He loved spending time with family and friends, from boating, fishing, hunting and showing llamas.  He shared his love of animals with his wife.

Glen is survived by his wife of almost 69 years Joretta, children Doug (Mary), Pamela (Steve), Lori (Ron), Shari (Russ), daughter in law Vivian, 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his son Charles.

A private interment will be at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

A private interment will be held at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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  1. Laurie Walters says


    Mr. Stabelfeld was my teacher at Downey High in the fall of 1985. On the first day of class, I walked in wearing a Dodgers baseball cap. He looked at me and said, “Wrong team”! Then, he asked if I was a ball player. I sat down and he grabbed a tennis ball and threw a perfect palm ball. I had never seen a ball move in such a way. From that moment on we got along great! He soon brought a big scrapbook and it was impressive. He won 24 games in the Cal League and was Bob Gibson’s roommate in AAA Omaha. He was very good to me and a lot of kids at Downey. I’d like to send my condolences to the family. Thank you Mr. Stabelfeld!

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