September 17, 1947–March 22, 2009
|Dennis J. Stolte, Sr., 61, of Stanwood, Iowa, died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, following a sudden illness.
A celebration of his life was held on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stanwood, with Pastor Timothy Jones officiating. Burial was in the Olin Cemetery, Olin, Iowa, with military honors accorded by the Olin American Legion Blayney Miner Ahrendsen Post 412. Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin.
Dennis J. Stolte was born September 17, 1947 in Anamosa, Iowa son of Hilbert and Margaret (Jansen) Stolte. He graduated from Olin High School in 1966. He served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War, stationed in Germany.
Dennis was a corrections officer for 29 years at the Anamosa State Penetentiary.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stanwood, the Olin American Legion Blayney Miner Ahrendsen Post 412, National Rifle Association and the Paralyzed Veterans of American. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and spending time with his granddaughters.
He is survived by two children; Shannon (Cody) Poppe of Lowden and Dennis Stolte, Jr., of Stanwood; two granddaughters, Mackenzie and Sophie Poppe; three sisters, Marcine (Elon) Miller of Oxford Junction, Cindy Stolte and Glenda (Jim) Lawson and two brothers, Gary (Karen) Stolte and Randy (Rhonda) Stolte, all of Olin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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