Funeral Services: Will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield with burial at the Orient Cemetery. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate the service. Full Military Graveside Rites by Greenfield American Legion Head-Endres Post No. 265 and V.F.W. Post No. 5357. A luncheon will be held at the Orient United Methodist Church following the committal services at the cemetery.
Open Visitation: Will be held at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield on Wednesday, April 29th from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Memorials: To the Howard Stoll memorial fund to be established by the family.
Howard R. Stoll was born March 9, 1932, in Chestnut, Illinois, the son of Robert H. and Lucille M. (Benz) Stoll. He passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at his home near Orient, Iowa, at the age of 83.
Howard was raised and educated in Chestnut, Illinois and moved to Dexter, Iowa, his freshman year and graduated from Dexter High School in 1950. On September 14, 1952, he was united in marriage to Jean R. Hodges in Des Moines, Iowa. To this union four children were born: Janel, Ed, Arnold and Norman.
Howard was a Korean War Veteran who served his country in the United States Army from 1953 to 1954 with one Bronze Service Star, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He enjoyed playing cards and sports. He owned his own truck hauling livestock in the 50's then began farming until the mid 70's when he bought another truck to haul livestock out of Greenfield. In 1982 he started driving over the road for Werner Enterprises and later for Hawkeye Woodshavings. He retired from trucking and returned to farming around 2000. He was farming right up to his final days.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Stoll, Jr.; and sister, Evelyn Detert.
He is survived by his four children, Janel Schaefer and husband Joe of Creston, Ed Stoll and wife Leshia of Osceola, Arnold Stoll and wife Melody of Creston and Norman Stoll and wife Amy of Cedar Falls; nine grandchildren; 2.95 great grandchildren; two sisters, Marilyn Arnold and husband Charles of Williams, Iowa, Elizabeth Johnson and husband Robert of Fort Worth, Texas and Paul Stoll and wife Marilyn of West Des Moines; other relatives and friends.