We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home
Michael Edward Stoller, 38, of Bayfield, CO, formerly of Roanoke, IL, passed peacefully from this life at 12:24 a.m. Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at his home, surrounded by the family he loved. Michael was born May 30, 1983 to Edward and Boni (Hodel) Stoller in Peoria, IL.
He is survived by his paternal grandmother, Barbara Stoller of Roanoke; his parents, Ed and Boni Stoller of Bayfield, CO; one sister, Kristi (Joel) Leman of Ignacio, CO; two brothers, Jared (Rebekah) Stoller of Littleton, CO, and David Stoller of Bayfield, CO; five nieces and nephews whom he treasured, Gonzalo Leman of Aurora, CO, Soraya, Selah, and Sierra Leman all of Ignacio, CO, and Ridge Stoller of Littleton, CO; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William and Betty Hodel; paternal grandfather, Richard Stoller; and two cousins, Brian Hodel and Jacob Hodel.
Michael lived all his growing up years in Roanoke. He graduated from Metamora High School in 2003. He worked at the Eureka Apostolic Christian Nursing Home for a number of years before his physical limitations became too burdensome. In 2011, he moved with his family to Colorado.
Michael loved people, young and old, but he especially loved babies. He never knew a stranger and had a smile and a hug ready for everyone. And though he is often thought of as quiet and gentle, he also had a love for all things wild and free. He loved NASCAR and even had the opportunity to speed around the track in a stock car on his 30th birthday.
Michael loved Jesus and declared his commitment through baptism in 2017. From that time on, his faith became more alive than ever and he was frequently observed raising his hands in worship and nodding his head or thumping his chest in a silent, “Amen!”
Throughout his life, Michael’s physical condition often limited his ability to participate and communicate in various situations. But the unconditionality of his love, the daily endurance without complaint, and the boundlessness of his joy, were a remarkable testament to the person within.
We will miss you so much, sweet Michael, but we are filled with joy knowing where you are and the great reward you have received.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2nd at Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church. Church ministers will officiate. Funeral services will be livestreamed and can be accessed by clicking the link at the roanokeacchurch.org web page. Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm on Tuesday, March 1st at Knapp-Johnson-Harris funeral home in Roanoke and from 9-9:45 am on Wednesday prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
In honor of Michael, memorial contributions can be made to the family to help in assisting with expenses or can be given to the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke. Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the family at knappjohnsonharris.com