Robert "Bob" Stoll, Jr. passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2011, at the Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield.
Funeral Services: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the Orient United Methodist Church in Orient with burial in the Orient Cemetery.
Military Rites: Conducted by the Greenfield American Legion Head-Endres Post No. 265 and V.F.W. Post No. 5357.
Family Visitation: Monday, June 27, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Open Visitation: Monday, June 27, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Memorials: To the Bob Stoll memorial fund to be established by the family.
Robert "Bob" Stoll, Jr. was born on August 8, 1930, in Kenney, Illinois, the son of Robert and Lucille (Benz) Stoll. He passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2011, at the Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield at the age of 80.
Bob graduated from Dexter High School in 1948, as his class president. He served his country in the United States Marines during the Korean War. On November 21, 1954, he was united in marriage to Arlene Zellweger in the Orient United Methodist Church. He farmed in the Orient area and also after moving to Ames. He worked as a carpenter and mason prior to opening up his own plumbing and heating business. They also ran the Mallard Hotel in Ames. After returning to Orient he worked for Burger and Son Plumbing and Heating in Greenfield and the Orient-Macksburg School District until he retired. He spent his remaining years keeping busy gardening, outdoor work, handy work, doing multiple projects, having coffee with friends and watching Bonanza.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Arlene in 1999; and sister, Evelyn.
He is survived by his daughters, LuAnn Clayton, Lynn Vandevender of Greenfield and Laura Siders (Terry) of Orient; brothers, Howard Stoll of Orient and Paul Stoll (Marilyn) of West Des Moines; sisters, Marilyn Arnold of Blairsburg and Elizabeth Johnson (Robert) of Texas; 8 grandchildren, Greg Sheeder (Tammy), Claires Shimer, Trish Sevier (Travis), Paul Thomas Clayton II, Mindi Webb (Dave) Jodi Geil, Andrew Siders (Renee), and Nicole Siders; 11 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.