Stoll, Earl James 75

Earl James Stoll, 75 of Howard Lake, MN passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on May 5, 2023.

He was born on March 22, 1948, in Watertown, MN to Willis and Bernadette Stoll. He was baptized on June 29, 1948 and later confirmed on April 7, 1963 at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake.
He attended St. James Parochial School and graduated from the Howard Lake High School in 1967. With a deep commitment to his country, Earl served in the US Army and in the Vietnam War during 1968-1969.

Earl was united in marriage to the love of his life Darlene Marie Hayes at St. James Lutheran Church on October 16, 1976. Together they raised three daughters Debbie, Danielle, and Denise.
They helped him live the most independent life possible, they were there for all of his daily needs. After being diagnosed with cancer, he settled into a quiet routine that suited him well.

Earl took every opportunity to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed seeing his grandkids off on their first day of school, attending baseball practices and games, and watching gymnastics (or as he would like to call it jumpy class). Anything Papa could give them a ride on he would, from lawnmowers to four-wheelers to golf carts to his knee.

Some of his favorite hobbies included going for rides in his truck, thrifting, and doing word finds. He had a creative side and a knack for woodworking projects, his girls could show him any picture and he could make it. He enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings especially when they played the Green Bay Packers since it was a house divided. He was always up for an adventure!

Earl is survived by his loving wife Darlene Stoll, daughters Debbie (Brett) Gilbert, Danielle (Chase) Noethe, and Denise (Mason) Shaw, Grandchildren Vayda Gilbert, Riley and Brayden Noethe, Colton and Noah Shaw, Siblings Joe (Donna) Stoll, Jane (Bill) Goepferd, Shirley (Rick) Schueble, and Jerome (Denise) Stoll, Brothers-in-law Larry (Jo) Hayes, Tim (Donetta) Hayes, and Jeff Hayes, Aunt Grace Stoll, nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and neighbors.

Earl was a husband, father, brother, son, friend and Proud Papa.

Visitation will be at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, MN on May 13th, 2023 at 10 AM with a service at 11 AM with Military Honors.
Luncheon and celebration of life to follow at the Howard Lake American Legion, starting at 1 PM. Private burial at a later date to be determined.