Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Centenarian taught home economics to Diana Ross

Alma Winzer Stahl ’30 celebrated her 100th birthday March 3, 2008. Her family threw her a party March 1.

After Stahl graduated from the Stout Institute, she responded to a need for teachers in Detroit. She was an elementary school teacher in the Detroit public school system from 1930 to 1935, until she started her family.

Stahl and her late husband John T. Stahl had five daughters and one son.

Once her children were in school, Stahl accepted the position of home economics teacher at Cass Technical High School in Detroit. There, she taught many students, including Diana Ross.

Today, Stahl is listed among the honorary members of the Cass Tech Hall of Fame. She enjoys spending time with her six children, 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

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