Ruth E. Stoll

April 25, 1917December 31, 2020

Ruth E. Stoll, 103, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Roscoe and Ruby Oak (Lower) Redding.

Ruth married Edgar W. Stoll on June 10, 1939, and he preceded her in death on May 7, 1978. Ruth worked for Archway Bakery and Hickory Farms from the time they opened until they moved. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and Curio-Antique Club. Ruth was a volunteer at Lutheran Hospital, Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, and Parkview Gift Shop. Surviving are her daughter, Nancy Bartol; daughter-in-law, Carol (Dean) Stoll Bruick; grandchildren, Barb Gonterman, Chad (Angie) Stoll, Karen Anderson, and Phil (Laura) Stoll; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Ruth was also preceded in death by her son, Mike Stoll; granddaughter, Suzanne Bartol; grandson, Brent Bartol; grandson-in-law, Gail Gonterman; and sister, Hilda Tennyson.

Private family services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, January 8, 2021 at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home (6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne), with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. The family invites you to join in celebrating Ruth's life virtually by visiting the funeral home Facebook page, at

A link to view the livestreamed services will become available five minutes prior to the time of the service.

Memorial contributions in Ruth's honor may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, or Parkview Hospice.


  • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Parkview Hospice


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Bob Olsheske

January 5, 2021

I never had the pleasure of meeting her but sending prayers to Barb Gonterman and the entire family! God be with you all!

Linda Parker

January 5, 2021

I was a stay at home mother for many years and made the decision to go to work when my youngest was in 3rd grade. Ruth hired me on her daughter’s recommendation without meeting me. She was a great boss and very kind lady. She made all of us at work feel very comfortable. Of course we didn’t mess around or I’m sure she wouldn’t have put up with it. So glad she lived a long and happy life. Condolences to all her family.