Clarence E. Stoltenberg — Stewartville
The funeral service for Clarence E. Stoltenberg, 77, a lifelong Stewartville, resident, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2015, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Stewartville, with the Rev. Lyle Fritsch and the Rev. Steve Andrews officiating. Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville.
Mr. Stoltenberg died at his home, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, July 9, 2015, from complications of Parkinson's disease.
Clarence Edward Stoltenberg was born on Jan. 9, 1938, in Stewartville, to Fred and Myrtie (Lehmen) Stoltenberg. He grew up on the family farm, attended Stewartville schools and Stewartville High School. He enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1955, served four years, and following his discharge returned to Stewartville. Clarence was married on May 21, 1966, at the Calmar Lutheran Church in Calmar, Iowa, to Judith A. Junko. The couple moved to rural Stewartville where they farmed and raised their family and have continued to make their home. Clarence was employed for 34 years at IBM in Rochester, retiring in 1992. He was then employed by Racine Township for 10 years, grading and snowplowing roads. Judy was a longtime employee at IBM Credit Union and Think Bank. Clarence was a dedicated lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Stewartville, where he served on various boards and committees and as an usher. He enjoyed restoring John Deere tractors, mowing, working at home and time spent with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Judy; two daughters and one son, Beth (Jeff) Davis of Hayfield, Wayne of Stewartville and Jill (Dennis) Reimers of Kellogg; five grandchildren, Grace (Jess) Offord, Zach Davis and Kedron, MiKenna and Emma Reimers; three great-grandchildren, Landon, Stella and Clay; two brothers, Philip (Laura) Stoltenberg of Spring Valley, and Arnie (Cynthia) of Anchorage, Alaska; and sister-in-law, Betty Stoltenberg of Rochester.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gene; and sister, Elaine and her husband, John Wildenborg.
A time of visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Stewartville.
The family suggests memorials to St. Johns Lutheran's Building Fund.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. www.griffin-gray.com .