Florence Adeline Louise Stoll
Florence Adelina Louise Stoll, age 86 of Hutchinson and formerly of Winsted and Howard Lake, passed away at the Cokato Manor Sunday, July 25, 1999.
Florence was born Aug. 31, 1912, in Hale Township, McLeod County, Minn., near Winsted. She was baptized into the kingdom of God Sept. 29, 1912, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Winsted.
Florence's mother died when Florence was five years old and she was raised by her father, along with the help of relatives. She received her education in the rural school system near Winsted.
Florence was confirmed in the Lutheran faith on May 30, 1926, at St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, by the Rev. C. G. Seitz.
Florence assisted her father in operating his farm near Winsted, the Iron Grove Farm, until they both moved to Hutchinson in May, 1941.
During the World War II years, Florence was employed at various jobs in Hutchinson, including the Hemp Defense Industries Plant and the "Triple D" cafeteria. She was one of the first employees hired by the 3M Company, when they opened their first plant in Hutchinson in 1947. Florence was employed in the field of quality control at 3M until 1950.
On May 28, 1950, Florence was united in marriage to Werner J. Stoll of Howard Lake at Peace Lutheran Church, Hutchinson, with the Rev. Arthur Koehler officiating. After their marriage, Florence and Werner farmed near Howard Lake, until they moved to Hutchinson in 1953 and became longtime residents.
The marriage of Florence and Werner was blessed with two sons, Sheldon in 1954 and Lyle in 1956. Florence then devoted herself to being a full-time mother and homemaker.
She was a longtime member of Peace Lutheran Church, and was active in the Dorcas Club, Bible study groups and many other church functions. Her involvement with her church was a big part of her life throughout her years. She also enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, as well as entertaining friends and relatives in her home in Hutchinson.
Florence remained in her own home until May, 1993, when she moved to Evergreen Apartments in Hutchinson. She enjoyed being a resident and part of the Evergreen Apartments community for six years, until June, 1999. A series of strokes caused her to become a resident of the Cokato Manor in Cokato. She died there Sunday morning, July 25, 1999, at the age of 86 years, 10 months and 24 days.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lizzie, in 1918; her father, August, in 1964; and her husband Werner, in 1979.
Florence is survived by her son, Lyle Stoll, his wife, Ann Marie, and their three children, Casey, Natalie, and Eric, all of Eden Prairie; her son, Sheldon, of Hutchinson and his daughter, Mae, of Brownton; as well as other relatives and many friends in the area.
Funeral services were Thursday, July 29, 1999, 2 p.m., from Peace Lutheran Church, Hutchinson, with interment in Oakland Cemetery. The Rev. Jonathan Rathjen officiated at the funeral service.
Music was provided by the organist, Paul Otte, and soloist, Wayne Shultz, who sang "The Lord's Prayer" and "Amazing Grace." Congregational hymns were "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" and "My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less."
Honorary casket bearers were Martin Stoll, Elmer Schmieg, Carl Hackbarth, and Carl Wolfsteller. Active casket bearers were Lyle Stoll, Casey Stoll, Sheldon Stoll, Jerry Meyer, Bruce Hendrickson, and Dr. Richard J. Carver.
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