BUFFALO -- Carl H. Stoppelman, age 86, of Buffalo, passed away Friday, March 12, 2004, at the Buffalo Hospital.
Carl was born in Monticello Township, Wright County on Jan. 29, 1918, the son of Carl "Charlie" and Julia Block Stoppelman.
He was baptized on March 24, 1918, at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Monticello by the Rev. R. Schierenbeck. Carl was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on Aug. 14, 1932, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo by the Rev. W. Sauer.
On April 29, 1942, he was united in marriage to Beulah Marquette at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Their marriage was blessed with two children.
Carl farmed his entire life. He also formerly worked at the Buffalo Veneer Plant and at Buffalo Block.
He enjoyed fishing and was a faithful member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo.
Survived by his wife of 61 years, 10 months, Beulah; a daughter, Arlene (Byron) Shepard of Nisswa; a son, Dean Stoppelman of Buffalo; grandchildren Cindy and Chris Stoppelman; two great-grandchildren, Adrian and Ariana; a sister, Hazel Spike of Buffalo; sisters-in-law, Doris Stoppelman of Brainerd, Myrtle Gruenhagen of Howard Lake, Donna O'Flanagan of Buffalo and Clarion Conzet of Rockford; brothers-in-law, Percy Marquette and August Bruska, both of Buffalo, and Elton Gruenhagen of Howard Lake; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Julia Stoppelman; sisters, Hattie and Agnes Marquette and Frieda Moss; brothers, Edwin, Arthur, Rueben, LeRoy and Ernie Stoppelman.
Funeral services for Carl Stoppelman will be held on Tuesday, March 16 at 2 p.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Pastor James Disney will officiate and interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.
Friends may call today from 4-8:30 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Further visitation will be held on Tuesday at the church one hour prior to services.
Honorary casket bearers will be Cindy and Chris Stoppelman, Shirley Harff, Brian and Glenn Gruenhagen and Clyde Payne.
Casket bearers will be Orval Payne, Jerry Stoppelman, Darryl Stoppelman, Ernest "Buck" Marquette, Charles Stoppelman, Harlen Frykholm, Kenneth Spike and David Stoppelman.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.
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