July 25, 2013


Louise Christine Stoffers, 92, of Carroll, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Carroll Health Center.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll with Pastor Brian Licht officiating. Organist for the service will be Jan Hoff. St. Anthony Regional Hospital Auxiliary will form an honor guard at the church.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 a.m. Saturday when visitation will resume. Burial will be at Westside Cemetery in Westside. Online condolences may be left for Louise's family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Louise's name to New Hope Village or St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Born Aug. 10, 1920 near Manning, Iowa, she was a daughter of Walter and Henrietta (Strathman) Ossenkop. She grew up on her family's farm near Manning and attended country school. She was married to Elmer Stoffers on March 14, 1940. They made their home two miles northwest of Arcadia where Louise was a housewife and partner in their farming operation. While living in Arcadia Elmer and Louise were active members of Zion Lutheran Church. In 1981 they retired from farming and moved to Carroll where they were members of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Louise enjoyed many years as a volunteer at New Hope Village and St. Anthony Regional Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed flower gardening, traveling, dancing, and spending time with her family and many good friends.

Louise is survived by a son, Roger Stoffers, and his wife, Carlene, of Fremont, Calif.; her twin daughters, Anita Buescher and her husband, John, of Folsom, Calif., and Annette Phillips and her husband, Jim, of Roseville, Calif.; five grandchildren: Tracy Phelps (Kent), Stephen Lewis (Katie), Matthew Buescher (Sarah), Timothy Buescher and Erin Bartucco (Rick); five great-grandchildren: Emma, Sophie, Hailey, Trey and Hannah; two sisters-in-law: Blondina Stoffers of Carroll and Adele Stoffers of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, in 2001; two brothers, Earl and Vernon Ossenkop; and a sister, Marion Grimsman.