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Viona Elenora Wahl Stolle of Karnes County, Texas, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022, in Floresville at the age 94 years, 9 months, and 5 days. Viona was born to Erwin and Eula Mae Williams Wahl on March 20, 1928, in Three Oaks.
Viona married William “Bill” G. Stolle on June 22, 1947, in Three Oaks. They made a home on their farm outside of Falls City and raised their five children. During her time on the farm, she worked alongside of her husband raising cattle, hogs, and chickens, tending crops, and gardening. During the drought of the 50s they worked in San Antonio at Roegelein Meat Packing. She started working at Colonial Hills Nursing Home in 1965 in Karnes City, and worked there until she retired. They moved to Karnes City in 1985 after selling the farm where she lived until taking a residence in a nursing home.
Viona was active at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Karnes City. She was a member of the WELCA women’s group, as well as the Ruth Circle, the Quilters, and sang in the choir. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 6282 in Kenedy. She was always willing to serve others.
She will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother as well as for her strong faith and sense of family. Viona will be missed by many, said her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband William “Bill” Stolle; sons Robert “Bobby” Stolle and Herbert “Buddy” Stolle; son-in-law Herbert Boeck; sister and brotherin law Arnold and Dorothy Baumann; brother and sister-in -law, Erwin “Jr” and Helen Wahl; and brothers Elo Wahl and Edvin Wahl.
Viona is survived by her remaining children, Willie Jean Boeck, William “Billy” Stolle (Dorothy), Ronald “Ronnie” Stolle (Cathy); daughters-in-law Phyllis Stolle and Melissa Stolle; grandchildren Amanda Boeck, Lindsie Boeck (Frederick “Fritz”), Stacy Korzekwa (Darren), Shannon Stolle, Candice Dragon (Brandon), Steven Stolle (Della), Chelsey Stolle (Jeremy), William Stolle (Taylor), Earl Stolle, Kalum Stolle, and Kiley Stolle; great-grandchildren Jacob Hearne, Claire Gembler, Caitlyn Korzekwa, Hensley Dragon, Hadalyn Dragon, Eleanor “Ellie” Stolle, Andrew Stolle, and Corbin Stolle; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, from 10-11 a.m. in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kenedy.
A funeral service was held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the church.
Interment followed in the Karnes City Cemetery in Karnes City.