William Stoll

William Stoll


February 21, 1928 - March 1, 2024


William “Bill” Stoll, 96, of Pukwana, SD, passed away Friday, March 1, 2024, at his home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 26, at Christ Episcopal Church in Chamberlain, SD. Burial will be in Vega Cemetery in rural Kimball, SD. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

*****Due to weather, Bill's visitation for Monday, March 25, has been canceled.*****

William Henry Stoll was born on February 21, 1928, to Howard and Venita (Jorgenson) Stoll on the farm in Buffalo County, SD. Bill grew up in rural Pukwana, SD. He attended high school in Gann Valley and worked on the family farm. He also worked as a licensed electrician for many years.

On August 26, 1951, Bill married the love of his life, Alvena Delany, and they were blessed with two daughters, Jeannie and Irene.

One of Bill’s favorite hobbies was restoring old cars and tractors. He also loved to square dance and ballroom dancing. He loved to bake bread and play cards with family and friends. He adored his dogs, Daisy and Rooster and his chickens. Bill took great pride in his baby lambs and sheep herd, and sheered sheep for 20 years. Bill also loved his cattle, his horses, and pheasant hunting. Bill enjoyed family trips and always cherished the fun memories.  

Bill is survived by his wife, Alvena; daughters, Jeannie Weaver (Glen Cooper) of Wessington Springs, SD and Irene (Dave) Bleeker of Phoenix, AZ; six grandchildren: Teresa (Trent) Tibbetts, Tarea (Chris) O’Donnel, Shawn (Janet) Bleeker, Kim (Shaun) Jensen, Kristin (Ryan) Lawerence, and Jamie R. Weaver; 13 great-grandchildren: Tyler Tibbetts (Syd), Sierra Tibbetts, Ashlyn Tibbetts, Janece Wetzel (Kevin), Billy O’Donnel, Jordan Jensen (Jed), Thomas (Moriah) Jensen, Coltan Jensen, Cade Bleeker, Jayce Bleeker, Kamryn Lawerence, Kelsey Lawerence, and Johnny Weaver; four great-great-grandchildren, Sophia Wetzel, Devin Wetzel, Ezra Jensen, and Delaney Jensen; sisters, Louise Stanton of Chamberlain, SD and Joyce Schoenfelder of Wenatchee, WA; sisters-in-law, Deloris Stoll of Chamberlain, SD and Joyce Stoll of Modesto, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bernard, Lyal, and infant brother, Jr.; sister, Grace Smith; foster sibling, Rueben Ross; parents-in-law, Ruth and Allen Delany; brothers-in-law, Dick Smith, Dean Stanton, and Bob (Marilyn), Ben, and Albert Delany; sisters-in-law, Nellie Delany, Iola (Howard) Layton, Margaret (Merle) Perry, Grace (Ralph) Brearley, Adeline (Louis) Melichar, and Betty (Maynard) Juctice.

We love you Bill.

*****Due to weather, Bill's visitation for Monday, March 25, has been canceled.*****


Tuesday, March 26, 2024
2:00 PM
Christ Episcopal Church
209 S Main St
Chamberlain, SD 57325


Vega Cemetery
Rural Kimball, SD

Posted by Roberta glanzer on March 28, 2024
I loved visiting witn Bill and hearing his stories. He will be missed
Posted by Kari Toupal on March 25, 2024
We were so blessed to get to know Bill and Alvena through Betty Justice. We loved his smile and personality! We are thinking about you. We are saddened that the prayer service has been canceled for us to attend. Prayers to your family…
Posted by Jeannie weaver on March 9, 2024
I love you Dad...
The memories..the fun...the love...we are all so very Blessed...
Love you Dad...xoxoxoxoxo...
Posted by Paulette (Keyser) Zundel on March 9, 2024
I always liked talking to him and his wife when I worked at Mitchell Walmart. I guess I met him long ago when my dad (Buck Keyser) would talk to him. Oh,those valley men are missed!
Posted by Irene Stoll Bleeker on March 8, 2024
Dad you left me Beautiful Memories,Your love is still my Guide,and though I cannot See You, you are always by Myside
Love you Irene😘
Posted by Helen Rosenberger on March 7, 2024
Alvena and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was such a a kind gentle man. Condolences to all the family and loved ones.
Posted by katherine kirkie on March 7, 2024
it was my honor to meet & visit William Stoll God sure blessed him and his beloved. to the family of Bill Stoll + may Jesus be your "all in all" during this time.
Posted by Billy Bublitz on March 6, 2024
Got the pleasure of meeting Bill. Played as much pitch and pinochle as we could squeeze into a some wonderful nights. Great sense of humor with many amazing stories from our country's past. They don't make them like they used to folks. I can only wish to have as much as a fruitful live. Then when my time comes go with as much love and support. He's a blessed man, who earned and created that blessing with how he carried himself through life.
Posted by Angela Compton on March 6, 2024
I loved Bill so much.He was the sweetest man.I never saw him in a bad mood.He will be missed.
Posted by JoAnn & Dave Doering, on March 5, 2024
Alvina and family, we are thinking of you at this time of your loss. Bill was a special guy. He was always so friendly and bubbly. He is resting peacefully at home now, pain free.
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