Walter J. Stoller(1935-2014)

Walter J. Stoller lost his courageous battle with cancer on January 7, 2014, in the comfort of his home. He was surrounded by his loving wife and two daughters, who remained by his side. He was born on March 5, 1935, in Hazelton, ND. He made his living as an entrepreneur. Walt was an Army veteran, active member of the Lodi Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 848 and The Loyal Order of Moose.
Walt is preceded in death by his parents John and Christina, brothers Jake, Johnny, Rueben, William, and Albert, sister Caroline, previous wife Irene, and stepson Donald Snyder. He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years Jeanne; daughters Jacquelyn Kannegaard (Kenneth), Wanda Norrish (Russell); stepdaughters, Lynda Andersen (Donald) and Pamela Tomassene (Charles); sister Irene Farrey and brother George; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, as well as, a great many nieces, nephews and close friends.
He was a one-of-a-kind individual that could strike up a conversation with any passerby. He had a "larger than life" personality that made him unique and not easily-forgotten. His story telling was legendary. He loved being active by dancing the Waltz and Jitterbug, fishing, traveling, playing cards, reading and socializing with his friends. He was always ready to help anyone in need; family, friend or stranger.
Walter will be a loving memory to all who knew him.  A celebration of life will be held at Cherokee Memorial Evergreen Chapel on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:00 am, located on Harney Lane (off Highway 99), Lodi, CA. A reception immediately following will be held at the Eagle's Lodge, located at 217 East Lockeford Street, Lodi, CA.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.

Funeral Home

Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home
831 Industrial Way Lodi, CA 95241
(209) 334-9613

Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Jan. 18 to Jan. 25, 2014