Richard R. Stoll, age 73 of Osceola, went to be with his Lord and Savior while surrounded by his family on December 11, 2020. Rick was born April 23, 1947 in Pennsylvania to the late R. Robert and Margaret E. Stoll. Following his high school graduation Rick attended college for a short time before enlisting in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. While serving, Rick was stationed on an aircraft carrier where he loaded ammunition...
Richard R. Stoll, age 73 of Osceola, went to be with his Lord and Savior while surrounded by his family on December 11, 2020. Rick was born April 23, 1947 in Pennsylvania to the late R. Robert and Margaret E. Stoll. Following his high school graduation Rick attended college for a short time before enlisting in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. While serving, Rick was stationed on an aircraft carrier where he loaded ammunition and maintained the ship. On December 18, 1999 he married Elizabeth K. Eminger in Mishawaka, Indiana. They were set to celebrate their 21st anniversary next week.
Elizabeth survives, along with his son Robert “Robbie” Stoll and his daughters Jennifer (David) Kaplachinski and Katie (Dan) Weiss, both of Mishawaka. Surviving as well are his grandchildren whom he adored immensely, Ellie and Olivia Kaplachinski and Hanah and David Weiss. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gary Stoll.
Due to the current pandemic, Rick requested that a celebration of his life be held privately. Cruz Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Osceola is assisting with the arrangements.
Rick was employed for many years in quality control with Gulf Stream Motor Coach in Elkhart before retiring in 2006. In his spare time, Rick enjoyed playing golf and riding his motorcycle. Rick also loved a wide variety of new foods and enjoyed introducing others to new experiences while dining out. He was also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a die-hard fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team.
He was a proud veteran and loved his country beyond measure. He served the Lord faithfully and attended Gospel City Church for many years. While attending Gospel City, he spent many Sundays as an usher where he could meet and talk to others attending.
Most of all, Rick loved his family and his grandchildren. He knew no strangers and his heart to serve others was obvious in his day to day interactions with people he’d meet. Joy and laughter were an enormous part of his personality and his wit and humor will be forever missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Transformation Ministries at transformation58.com or Pet Refuge of South Bend at www.petrefuge.com/donate-notes. To leave a message of condolence for the Stoll family or light a virtual candle in Rick’s memory, please visit our website at www.CruzFamilyFH.com.
Elizabeth and family. I was so sorry to hear about Rick. I'm glad he is with our loving Lord and at rest from this world and its labors. I grew up with Rick and his brother Gary in Green Valley, PA and our families were close. We were always proud to say that we knew his dad a local celebrity and Knish the puppet character he invented. He stayed in touch with my sister Bonnie and I was always glad to hear about him. Rick was a faithful friend who I miss deeply.
Sharon & Charlie McDonald
December 16, 2020 9:21 AM
Liz, Charlie and I are so very sorry for your loss. Rick was such a great person, always soft spoken and with good words for everyone. He will be greatly missed by all. We are praying that God will give you and your family the strength and comfort you need in the days and weeks ahead.
December 15, 2020 2:16 AM
Liz, so sorry to read of your loss. May those happy memories you made with your family sustain you. Hugs,Kathy Watson
December 14, 2020 9:45 PM
Liz, I am very sorry to hear that your husband has passed away. I wish you and your family peace and pray that you will be comforted at this time.
December 13, 2020 6:54 PM
Liz I wish you peace. I know your pain and I wish I could take it away. My prayers will be for comfort for you and your family.