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Robert (Bob) Frank Stoll

Robert (Bob) Frank Stoll, age 75, peacefully passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019 in the gentle care of Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, AZ following his battle with brain cancer. Bob was born in Earling, Iowa on January 24, 1944 to Elizabeth (Ellen) Schulte and Joseph L. Stoll. In 1963, Bob graduated from Seton High School in Chandler, AZ and went on to serve in the United States Army where he was stationed in Korea for 13 months. Bob began a beautiful, eternal marriage to the love of his life, Patsy Ruth Shurtz, on February 6, 1970 in Mesa, AZ. He was a loving and devout father to sons Ralf Jarrett Kurzhals and Richard Glen Kurzhals as well as an exceptional figure in his adopted daughter, Wendy Schulte’s, life. His grandchildren include Wendy’s four daughters, Berlyn, Brooke, Tekatrianna, and Toddianna as well as Rick’s sons Jarrett Glen and Brian James. His great-grandchildren, Jacki, Zayda, Aedrius, and Auraelia, will share memories of ‘Papa Bob’ throughout time. Bob’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren laughed stomach-achingly at his timeless jokes and felt the warmth of his hugs throughout their time with him. Bob is also succeeded by his brother Mark J. Stoll Sr. and his wife Sylvia Stoll and their family as well as his loving sister Elsie Ann Stoll. He was a devoted club member to the Chandler Bass Club as bass fishing was one of his favorite hobbies. Bob was the co-founder and co-owner of the thriving company, Stoll Masonry Inc., that he shared with his brother, Mark. He cherished the company they built together as well as his New Mexico property and travelling back home to Iowa and across the continent to Alaska. Bob had never met a stranger; he treated every individual like family. He was an open, loving, and honorable gentleman whose word meant everything. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and human being. His dedication to family and life are embedded in those whose lives he touched. The family is holding a viewing on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 located at Bueler’s Mortuary on 14 W Hutlet Drive in Chandler; time to be determined. Funeral services will be held the following day, Wednesday May 29, 2019 located at St. Mary’s Parish on 230 W Galveston Street in Chandler where Bob was a dedicated member; time to be determined. Patsy and family would like to specially thank the staff at Barrows Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Hospice of the Valley for their dedicated and loving care. And a special thanks to everyone who had the pleasure of contributing to Bob’s life in each and every way.


  • Mike Schulte Posted May 26, 2019 7:54 PM

    Please accept our deepest sympathy!

  • mike denning Posted May 29, 2019 12:54 PM

    Bob was a great neighbor and friend, he and I enjoyed long conversations about everything under the sun many, many times. I will miss him and the sound of his ATV as he arrived at my house.

  • Jim and deb McDonough Posted May 30, 2019 1:54 PM

    Bob was one of a kind. He was our first friend at Spring Canyon Ranch in 2008. Loved the conversations we had and some bantering about the military. We will miss his dawn patrol up there and stopping by to say hello. Rest in eternal peace, bob. Love, Jim and deb McDonough.

  • Bill & Frances Escobedo Posted June 1, 2019 2:48 PM

    Our deepest sympathy to the family

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