Marilyn Rose Stoa, 1964

Fall 2022 (September 26, 2022)

Marilyn Rose Stoa, 79, passed away March 24, 2022, in San Diego, Calif.

Marilyn was born April 11, 1942, in Freeborn County to Bernard and Alberta (Brighton) Stoa. She was a graduate of Albert Lea High School, class of 1960, and of Luther College in 1964. She taught school in Clear Lake for a time and then moved to California where she lived for many years. She was a talented artist, musician, teacher, bookstore proprietor, and middle management executive. She was a friend to many, and a loving, kind and generous person.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers Dennis and Joel Stoa ‘62; and her sister-in-law, Judy Stoa.

She is survived by her life partner, Marilyn Ireland, her brother, Rev. Allan Stoa ‘61 (Nancy (Skinner) Stoa ‘61) and family; and sister-in-law Aroon Stoa and family.

Services have taken place in California. Blessed be her memory.