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James Peter Stoll

November 4, 2020 | 5 comments

James Peter Stoll, 88, of La Crosse, passed away peacefully after a short Covid-19 related illness on November 3, 2020 at Bluffview Memory Care in Holmen, WI.

He was born on March 9, 1932 to Peter and Myrtle (Lauber) Stoll in Menomonie, WI.  He married Mary Alice Hulback on February 14, 1952 in Menomonie, WI.

Dad had many jobs throughout his life.  He worked on the family farm and continued farming and hauling milk for a short while.  Then when they moved to town, he had various jobs.  His next move was to New Richmond, WI where he worked for Peter’s Meats as a route driver and Institutional Foods salesman.  Dad made many longtime friends while working there.  When Peter’s Meats was in danger of having to close, dad moved his family to La Crosse, WI.  He found a job with a new company that was just starting up – Reinhart Foods, where he was Director of Operations.  He was able to work with many of his previous co-workers from Peter’s Meats, as Reinhart Foods had hired them.  His next endeavor was a beer hauler for Stockle Beverage.  He would haul beer every day to Calumet City, IL.  He then worked for DeBauche Truck and Diesel as a parts department delivery person for many years before retiring. He was a man that liked being on the road for his various jobs and put on many miles.  After retiring, dad enjoyed woodworking and putzing in the garage and visiting with family and friends.  He will be missed by all that knew him.

Jim is survived by his sons, Timothy (Candice) Stoll and Michael (Veronica) Stoll of West Salem, WI and daughter Patricia Bye of La Crosse, WI;  grandchildren Amie (David) Fox, Jason Stoll and Jared (Janice) Stoll;  great-grandchildren Hailey and Anna Fox, Ethan and Emma Stoll;  his sister Virginia (Gene) Skjegstad of Menomonie, WI, his brothers Walter (Betty) Stoll of La Crosse, WI and William (Rosemary) Stoll of Menomonie, WI and many nieces, nephews and friends.  Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Myrtle Stoll, sister, Francis and his wife, Mary Alice.

A very special thank you to all the staff at Bluffview Memory Care for the excellent care they gave our dad and for putting up with his shenanigans throughout the years.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St, Onalaska, WI. with visitation from 10:00 am until the time of the service.  Chaplain Jeff Thomson will officiate.



  1. Lois Sipple

    Jim was a high school friend of mine. We graduated in 1950 from Dunn County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy, usually called Dunn County Aggie. There were only 31 in our class, so we were one big family. My love and prayers go to his family. Lois (Trainor) Sipple

  2. Helen Zoellner Kelly

    Jim was a great neighbor of mine. He and Mary always were so friendly and kind. I truly enjoyed our backyard fence chats and missed them both after they moved away. My heart felt condolences to the Stoll family.

  3. Jessica Frappier

    I had the pleasure of working with Jim at DeBauche Truck & Diesel . He was always eager to work and help others out. He was overall just a great guy. My sincere condolences go out to your family.

  4. Daniel Leis

    Tim, Mike and family. Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dan and Sonia Leis

  5. Paula

    Bill and family so sorry for loss I’ll keep everyone in my prayers


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