Alan L. Stoffel, 88 |
Aug. 7, 1928 — Dec. 22, 2016
Alan L. Stoffel, 88, of Kewaskum, entered eternal life on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at his winter home in Clermont, Florida, where he was rejoined with his loving wife Margaret.
Alan was born on Aug. 7, 1928, in Kewaskum, the son of the late Nicholas and Odelia (nee Marx) Stoffel. He graduated from Kewaskum High School and it was here that he met the love of his life, Margaret “Peggy” Wink. Alan was united in marriage to Peggy on May 30, 1951, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum where he and Peggy were also choir members. They enjoyed 64 wonderful years of marriage together. Peggy preceded Alan in death on Aug. 11, 2015.
Alan enjoyed the little things in life. He was seen by many as a man of good faith whose family mattered most to him. Alan was a lifelong farmer but also loved to repair and sell TVs and radios. At one time he even owned his own microwave oven assembly business. He was seen by many as a “Mr. Fix-It,” Alan could repair almost anything mechanical which lead to many of the friendships he still had today. Alan, with Peggy by his side, was a projectionist at the Kewaskum Theater for many years. He was an outstanding figure skater, spinning and gliding with his wife on the frozen Milwaukee River. Alan and Peggy were blessed with eight children. After all reached adulthood, Peggy and Alan enjoyed the freedom of travel, especially their winters spent in Clermont, Florida. There they socialized with many friends, both old and new.
Those Alan leaves behind to cherish his memory include seven children, Michael (Genny Gillham) Stoffel of Madison, Neal (Denise) Stoffel of Ashford, Paul (Joanne) Stoffel of Madison, Philip (Janis) Stoffel of Kewaskum, Therese (Dale) Schloemer of West Bend, Chris (Lisa) Stoffel of Kewaskum and Sara Konkel of Elkhorn; a daughter-in-law, Joan Stoffel of Campbellsport; 23 grandchildren, Scott, Jenny (Jesse), Peter, Miles, Rebecca (John), Jacob (Sarah), Owen (Meg), Angela (Tim), Jonathan (fiancé Clara), Ryan, Andrea (Kai-Biu), Laura, Stephen, James, Brenda (Jason), Brian (Ther-esa), Brittany (Jeremiah), Bridget (James), Patricia (Paul), Catherine (Amber), Rachell, Heather and Derek; 19 great-grandchildren, Ella, Easton, Zachary, McKenzie, Elijah, Jackson, Cole, Lyla Rose, Julian, Ivy, Jaden, Emma, Claire, Sydney, April, Milo, Payton, Callie, Charles and two on the way; a sister, Dolores DuPont of Tennessee; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn (Gunther) Bruchner of Cedarburg and Beverly Wink of South Milwaukee, friends Linda and Adam, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his wife and parents, Alan was preceded in death by a son, Zachary Stoffel; a great-grandson, Isaiah Van Beek; a brother, Gerald Stoffel; a sister, Harriet (John) Stellpflug; two sisters-in-law, Marty Stoffel and Ruth Stoffel and two brothers-in-law, James Wink and Robert DuPont.
A Memorial Mass for Alan will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum with the Rev. Edwin Kornath officiating.
The Stoffel family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Wednesday from 3 p.m. until the time of Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated which will be used for a memorial donation in Alan’s memory.
The Stoffel family extends their heartfelt appreciation to Alan’s friends in Florida and Wisconsin for the care and compassion they showed him.
“Well done, good and faithful servant!” Matthew 25: 23
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Alan’s arrangements. Additional information and online guestbook can be found at