Norma Meta Stoll went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 23, 2021, at the age of 102. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on March 16, 1919, to Edward Henry Stoll and Georgine Louise Ackermann. She lived there all her life until Hurricane Katrina destroyed her house in 2005. At that time, she moved to Connecticut to live with her sister and two nieces. For the past five years she has lived at Harrington Court in Colchester, CT. She was pre-deceased by her brothers Edward Stoll and Rev. Roy Stoll, her sister Elaine Tessmann, her nephew Rev. Allen Stoll, and her niece Diane Koenig. She is survived by her nieces Elaine (Alvin) Macke and Gayle (Peter) Solari, both of Lebanon, CT, her nephews George (Mary B) Stoll of Alexandria, VA, and Dr. Michael (Su) Stoll of Eugene, OR, and many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.
Norma graduated from Louisiana State University in 1939 with a degree in Home Economics Education and taught for 35 years. She used her time and talents to serve the Lord, volunteering in many church organizations. She supported the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League all her life and served as it’s Louisiana District President from 1952-1956. She was treasurer of the Bethlehem Children’s Home from 1943-2005, volunteered three days a week at Lutheran High School of New Orleans, served 20 years at Lutheran Nursing Home of New Orleans in charge of arts and crafts, taught Bible Class at Milne Boys’ Home every Wednesday after work, and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at her church.
From childhood Norma was a very independent person. She used this strength and power to “serve the Lord with gladness”. This is how our dear Aunt Norma wished to be remembered.
A service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lebanon on Saturday, May 1st, at 1 pm. Memorials may be given to The Lutheran Hour, Lutheran Bible Translators, or Voice of the Martyrs.
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