Earl Lee Stolle, 65, of La Grange, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Earl was born on July 5, 1948 in La Grange, Texas, to Leroy Stolle and Leona Werland Stolle.
Earl married Judy Kristoff on August 1, 1970 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Grange, Texas.
Earl served his country in the United States Navy as a Naval Seabee. During this time he served one year in Vietnam and one year in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Earl was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Masonic Lodge, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Vietnam Veterans of America.
Earl was retired from the City of Houston Traffic and Transportation Division. Earl had many hobbies and was very clever at building and inventing new things. He enjoyed working on his property, taking care of his cattle, fishing, hunting and most of all he was so proud of his '62 Chevrolet Super Sport.
Earl is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judy (Kristoff) Stolle of La Grange; two sons Steven and Matthew of Spring, Texas; mother, Leona Stolle of La Grange; sister, Mary Ann Harrison and husband Jim of Los Alamos, New Mexico; mother-in-law, Veronica Kristoff of La Grange; three brothers-in-law, Glen, Doug, and Kenneth Kristoff and wife Susan, all of La Grange. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends also survive.
Earl was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Stolle and father-in-law, Emil Kristoff.
Visitation is scheduled from 2:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. with rosary to follow at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 28, 2013 at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home and Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 8:00 A.M. until service time.
Funeral services are Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home, with Deacon John McCourt officiating.
Interment will follow in La Grange City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brazos Valley Hospice; Sacred Heart Church; La Grange Baseball Association or to the charity of one's choice.