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Florence Alvina Stoel
October 24, 1929 - September 26, 2020

Florence (Kooiman) Stoel, 90, of Edgerton, MN, formerly of Chandler, MN died at Edgebrook Care Center on Saturday, September 26, 2020.Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:30 AM on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the Chandler Reformed Church.  Services will follow at 10:30 AM, with Pastor Mike Altena officiating.  Burial will be at the Chandler Memorial Cemetery.  Chandler Funeral Association is assisting the family. 

Florence Alvina Stoel was born on October 24, 1929 to John and Gertie (Veldkamp) Kooiman in Murray County, MN.  She attended country school for eight years in Murray County.  She lived with her parents on the farm until 1945 when her parents retired and moved to Edgerton, MN 

On September 26, 1950, she married Jacob J. Stoel.  While Jake was inducted in the Army, Florence lived with her mother.  In June of 1951 Jake and Florence, along with their young son, Jake Jr., moved to Fort Eustis near Newport News, VA until February of 1953 when they returned to the Lake Wilson, MN area and began to farm.

They raised seven children and farmed for 37 years before retiring in 1990 and moved to Chandler, MN.

Florence was a member of the Chandler Reformed Church and was active in the Reformed Church Women (RCW).  She was a gracious hostess and always had bars or cookies handy if anyone stopped in to visit.  She enjoyed the Sunday morning coffee with family after church. 

In 2010 Florence became a resident of the Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton, MN, where she died on September 26, 2020.

Florence is survived by her children, Joanne Klaassen, Sibley, IA, Bert Stoel, Leota, MN, Gene and Kathy Stoel, Lake Wilson, MN, Judy and Mark Bartosh, Dundee, MN, Ed and Joyce Stoel, Edgerton, MN, and Diane and Dan Hamersma, Pipestone, MN; Twenty-two grandchildren; Thirty-eight great grandchildren;   and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are Florence’s parents; her husband, Jake; son, Jacob A. Stoel, son-in-law, Travis Klaassen; two infant granddaughters, one infant great granddaughter and four brothers and four sisters.  

 

Hadley Steel