AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Phyllis Stahlke of Mora, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Eastwood Senior Living of Mora. She was 85 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mora.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
INURNMENT will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Phyllis Lorraine Stahlke of Mora, MN passed away on Thursday October 22, 2015 at Eastwood Senior Living in Mora. She was 85 years old.
Phyllis was born October 18, 1930 at home in Mayer, MN to Edwin and Hildegard (Stender) Hoese. She grew up on the family farm the oldest of four sisters. She graduated from Waconia High School in 1948. After high school, she attended Miss Woods’s training program at Macalister College where she earned a 2 year degree in teaching. Phyllis then taught school in Mound and Minnetonka.
On July 2, 1952 Phyllis was united in marriage to Wallace Stahlke at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia, MN. That same year Wallace was drafted into the United States Army. Phyllis was able to join Wallace in Austria where she taught kindergarten. After returning to Waconia in 1954, the couple started their family. John Wallace Stahlke was born in 1958 followed by their second son William Warren Stahlke in 1962.
Phyllis and Wallace owned and operated Stahlke Dairy Distribution for 18 years which was later sold to Jack Frost. They then purchased what is now Stahlke’s Department Store in 1972, where Phyllis worked until her retirement.
Along with her family, one of her many passions were to travel, which she did a lot of. Phyllis and Wallace visited many countries and states together but her heart belonged to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Phyllis shared her love of Puerto Vallarta with all her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Phyllis is survived by her husband, Wallace; sons, John (Tracie) of Pine City and William (Sue) of Mora; grandchildren, Jenelle, Mike, Seth and Alex; great-grandchildren, Charles and Miriam; sisters, Vivian Hoese, Janis Graff and Leatrice (Don) Falk; along with many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.