Karin Stalnaker-Spaan

August 11, 1952 ‒ June 08, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Karin Stalnaker-Spaan, age 65, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Ohio State University East Hospital. She was born on August 11, 1952 in Schiedam, Holland the daughter of Frederik and Catharina (Hart) Spaan.

Karin owned and operated Highwood PWD a breeder of Portuguese Water Dogs. Karin was very successful and has produced a Winner of Class at the Westminster Dog Show. She also co-owned with her husband Richard Stalnaker, Ristal Engineering Inc. of Mount Vernon.

She is survived by her husband Richard Stalnaker whom she married on August 1, 1980; two sisters, Marijcke van dr Schoot of the Netherlands and Annalieze Kuster of Portugal. She is also survived by her canine companions, Bandit and Sasha.

The family will observe a private service at a later date. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Karin Stalnaker-Spaan.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

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  • My Heart is Overwhelmed with Sadness for the Loss of such a Remarkable Woman. Karin Will Live Forever in my Memories and especially My Heart. I will Miss you My Dear Dear Friend.

  • My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy about Karin’s passing. I know it has been many years since I was employed at Ristal,Engineering, I remember Karin as a kind and compassionate person and I enjoyed working with her and at the company. Again, I send my deepest sympathies.