Philip P. Stoll
Philip P. “Phil” Stoll, 98, of Fond du Lac, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 11, 2018. He was born June 11, 1920 in Menomonie, Wis., the son of Paul and Florence (Burkhart) Stoll. Raised in Menomonie, Phil helped his parents on the family farm. On January 30, 1942, he married Aleen Taylor at St. Joseph Church in Menomonie, moving to Fond du Lac in 1946. She preceded him in death on November 11, 2001.
As a student at Stout State University (UW Stout), Phil earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Education in 1943, and thirteen years later, in 1956, a master’s degree in Vocational Education. From 1942 – 1945, Phil served in the U.S. Army as a Draftsman Topographic, attaining the rank of Technician 5th Grade (T/5). He was attached to Headquarters Company 11th Infantry, served in the European Theater of Operations (ETO), and saw combat while crossing the Rhineland in Western Germany. While still in the army, Phil studied civil engineering at Texas A&M in College Station, Tex.
Beginning in 1946, Phil would spend 39 years in vocational education at Moraine Park Technical College Institute. He would become an instructor in auto mechanics, blueprint reading, drawing, and math.
Phil spent 1964-1965 as a guidance counselor, 1965-1967 as an Instructional Services Supervisor and Co-Supervisor of MDTA programs and served as its Director during the 1967-1968 school year. From 1968 – 1985, he served as the Assistant Director for the Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education District #10. Phil’s responsibilities ranged from Instructional Services to Personnel Operations to Administrative services. In 1980, Phil received the George Hambrecht award for 25 years of service to vocational education, as well as the MPVA and WVA Professional Excellence Awards for Administrator. Upon his retirement in July of 1985, Phil was given the Eagle Award from the State Instruction Service Committee.
Phil was a member of St. Joseph Church, the Knights of Columbus Council #664 and was a former member of Kiwanis and the Holy Name Society. He was a member of both the Fond du Lac Senior Center and its board of directors, was president of Marquis Drum and Bugle Corps and from 1970 – 1974 he was a Fond du Lac county board supervisor.
An avid sportsman, Phil loved to fish and hunt both deer and geese. He was the All Event’s Bowling Champion in the City Bowling Tournament and liked to play pool. During the last few years of his retirement, he planted a large garden for his family and friends as well as making stained glass windows and lamps. Lastly, Phil loved making and painting reproduction antique porcelain dolls, which won him many ribbons, awards and trophies.
Survivors include three daughters, Dolly (Dick) Lewis of Campbellsport, Linda Flader and Pam Nolan, both of Fond du Lac; two sons, John (Karen) Stoll of Franklin, Wis. and James (Sherry) Stoll of North Fond du lac. He is further survived by fourteen grandchildren, Julie (Brian) Balson and Lori Atkinson, both of Fond du Lac, Dean Lewis (Leslie) of St. Paul, Minn., Lance (Kym) Lewis of Kaukauna, Wis., Melissa Gutreuter (partner Shannon Mason) of Las Vegas, Nev., Ryan Gutreuter of Fond du Lac, Zachary (Sara) Wagner of Madison, Sean Stoll of Woodbury, Minn., A.J. (Heather) Stoll of Chicago, Ill., Casey (Shelby Gustke) Stoll of Hudson, Wis., Abbey Stoll of Franklin, Jeremy Stoll and Jessica (Jose) Almaraz, both of North Fond du Lac, Jenny (Marty) Nell of Fond du Lac, and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Phil was preceded in death by his wife, Aleen; his parents, Paul and Florence; and a daughter, Lorie Marie.
Phil was a quiet and gentle man who cared about the feelings of others. He will remain in the hearts of his family forever.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Friday, November 16, 2018 at Holy Family Church, 271 4th St. Way in Fond du Lac. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 AM with entombment in Chapel of the Risen Christ Mausoleum, Calvary Cemetery to follow the service. Military Funeral Honors will be presented following the committal.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Phil’s caregivers; Debbie Williams, Al Wagner, Brian Kaelin, Ryan Gutreuter, Lori Atkinson, Julie Balson, Amy Schwartz, Tammy Schwartz, Katie Merrill and Mark Fontecchio…thank you for taking such good care of Phil.
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