Karl Stoffel, 91, of McHenry, passed away on September 22, 2016 at Hearthstone Manor of Woodstock.
He was born in Germany on February 5, 1925 to Anton and Ana (Kaster) Stoffel. In 1951, he immigrated to America through the Port of New York and married the love of his life, Ursula, on December 1, 1952 in Indiana.
During World War II, Karl served in the German Army and could speak six languages. A master machinist, he worked in the tool and die industry for over forty years. To his family and friends, Karl was known as the handiest man around.
Karl is survived by his children, Renate (Gary) Tucker of Algonquin, Karin (Jon) Lamberson of Minneapolis, MN, and Klaus (Cathy) Stoffel of Livingston, NJ; his grandchildren, Sarah (Keith) Taylor, Kristi (Nathan) Johnson, Justin Lamberson, Lindsey (Alex) Schaffel, Michael Stoffel, and Cali Stoffel; his great-grandchildren, Elaina, Josie, Ben, Jeremy, and Brandon; a brother, Heine; and a sister, Toni Kirchner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ursula; and four sisters.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, his family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Family and friends may gather on Friday, October 7, 2016 at from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be private.
For further information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050