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Martin Charles Stoll

Martin Charles Stoll, age 73 of Howard Lake, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at Waconia hospital.

He was born May 19, 1931 in Montrose, the son of Leo and Alma (Zander) Stoll. A life-long member of St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, he was baptized June 14, 1931 by the Rev. C. G. Seltz, and confirmed in his faith March 26, 1945 by the Rev. Theo. Melinat.

Martin graduated from Howard Lake High School June 1, 1949.

He was united in marriage to Grace Kluver Sept. 14, 1952 at St. James Lutheran Church by the Rev. Melinat. This union was blessed with three children. They made their home and living on a farm north of Howard Lake.

Martin also worked in the well-drilling business.

He was an active member of St. James Lutheran Church, serving as an elder and as a social ministry volunteer. He was also involved with the Walther League, and a member of the St. James Seniors.

Martin’s hobbies included building airplanes and ships from pop cans. He made over 200 assorted airplanes and ships. Putting together puzzles, collecting John Deere memorabilia, and reading were some of his favorite pastimes.

Martin was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Alma Stoll; an infant daughter; a brother, Willis Stoll; sister-in-law Bernadette Stoll; brother-in-law Henry Kluver; nephew John Kluver; and nieces Rose Lee Willms and Maryetta Sale.

He is survived by his wife, Grace; a daughter, Margaret and husband Bernard Marketon; a son, Charles and wife Karen Stoll; grandchildren: Shawn and wife Tammy Stoll, Andrea Stoll, Janet and husband Kelly Demuth, Bryon Marketon and fiancée Julie Quast; great-grandchildren Anthony Stoll, Duncan Stoll, and Hayley Demuth; brothers-in-law and their wives, George and Bonnie Kluver and Clarence and Helen Kluver; nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation was Thursday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Swanson Peterson Funeral Home, Howard Lake, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continued one hour prior to the funeral service Friday, at the church.

Funeral service was Friday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake with the Revs. Michael Nirva and Martin Schoenfeld officiating. Nancy Butterfass served as organist. Interment followed at St. James Cemetery on Dutch Lake.

Pallbearers were his grandchildren Shawn Stoll, Bryon Marketon, and Kelly Demuth; and godchildren Earl Stoll, Jerome Stoll, Terry Stoll, Charles Reinmuth, and Gary Kluver.

Arrangements were with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake.

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