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Robert E. Stoll, 85, Park Rapids

Published 4:29pm Saturday, October 6, 2012

Robert “Bob” E. Stoll, 85, of Park Rapids, Minn., died on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga, Minn.

Robert Emil Stoll was born on May 23, 1927, the son of Emil and Leta (Wade) Stoll in Mankato, Minn. He grew up and graduated from high school there.

Bob also graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree from IT. He enlisted into the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served in the Pacific on a destroyer during World War II.

After the War he was employed at the Bureau of Ships in Washington, D.C.

For many years he was employed as an industrial engineer for the Hormel Foods Corporation in Austin, Minn. He retired in 1982.

Bob was united in marriage to Carol Kramer on July 7, 2006, at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. Bob enjoyed deer and elk hunting, camping in the Boundary Waters, walking, duck hunting, roller skating and building their home on Mantrap Lake.

Bob was a member of Otto Hendrickson American Legion Post No. 212 of Park Rapids and the Mantrap Lake Association.

Bob is survived by his devoted wife Carol of Park Rapids; two sons, Ray (Barbara) Stoll of Minnetonka, Minn., and Jeff (Barbara) Stoll of Minneapolis; grandson Ryan Stoll of Bozeman, Mont.; brother, Donald (Kathy) Stoll of Austin; two sisters, Bonita (Will) Rollings of Garden City, Minn., and Deanna Stoll of Mankato; sisters-in-law Joan Stoll of Mankato, Dee Stoll of Austin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Rolland and Walter; and one sister, Marlys Thelmann.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Park Rapids from 3 to 5 p.m., with a service to begin at 3:15 p.m. Bob’s family invites you to refreshments following the services at Cease’s. Officiating will be Pastor Laurie Kantonen.

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to one of Bob’s favorite charities. For more information, call Cease Family Funeral Home at 218-732-7264. Online condolences may be left at

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