Michael Stoelk, 66, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. He was born in Muscatine, Iowa, on October 14, 1953, to Harold and Kathryn (Weber) Stoelk. Michael grew up in Wilton, Iowa and graduated from Wilton High School in 1971. He attended Muscatine Community College, graduating with an Associate’s degree in 1973.

Michael drove semi-truck for Wendling Quarries for six years. In 1980, he joined the Davenport Fire Department where he worked for 26 years. He retired as a District Chief in 2006. In 1984, Michael married the love of his life, Phyliss Bonjour. She brought in her two children, Tammi and Craig, who filled his life with joy and made his world complete.

Michael enjoyed many hobbies including fishing, hunting, golf, softball, and boating. He lended a helping hand on many construction projects from roofing to building decks for his friends and family. Michael was diagnosed with MS in 2001 and CHF in 2014. He was eternally grateful for the assistance they returned to him as he needed it.

Michael is survived by his wife, Phyliss Stoelk; son, Craig (Kerri) Perry; daughter, Tammi (Tom) Brown; grandchildren, Eryn Perry, Evan Perry, Sophia (Ryan) Engleman, Riley Brown, Noah Brown, and Archer Brown; great-granddaughter, Bergen Engleman; siblings, Tim (Janet) Stoelk, Sue (John) Severs, and Beth (John) Sperstad; uncle, Wilber (Bessie) Stoelk; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2020 at Hamilton’s Altoona Funeral Home, 105 4th Street SW.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Rescue League in loving memory of Michael.

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Service Details

Friday, May 22, 2020
10:00 am
Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 4th Street SW
Altoona, Iowa
Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 Fourth Street SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009
(515) 967-4272

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