James “Jim” Robert Stohlgren

James Robert Stohlgren 1950 ~ 2019

James “Jim” Robert Stohlgren was born to Robert G. Stohlgren and Anne C. (Regan) Stohlgren in Oakland, CA on Sept. 17, 1950. He died on Nov. 11, 2019 after a short illness.

To know Jim, was to love him and his unmistakably loud laugh. Jim laughed his way through St. Therese’s Catholic School in Oakland, and St. Joseph’s High School in Alameda. He served in U.S. Naval Reserves (Naval Intelligence) from 1969 to 1975. He became a milkman and moved to Tahoe City, CA, affording his entrepreneurial spirit the opportunity to purchase a dairy distribution business in 1975 (later Stohlgren Brothers Inc., 1975-2009). Soon, most of his brothers and his father were working with him and living in the Tahoe Region, where Jim befriended everyone. Jim married the love of his life, Marlene M. Block on Nov. 3, 1989, and had just celebrated their 30 years of marriage. Jim established several businesses including Bob’s Quality Foods (2010-present) and Old Age Spirit (2015-present), as well as owning home and rental properties in the Tahoe City area, where he was active in Hospice, Big Brother, and contributed to dozens of charities. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people called Jim a great friend!

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brother, William. He is survived by his wife and son, Robert, in Sonoma, daughter Alissa Rice (husband Jack, and grandson Jake) in Los Angeles, his brothers Thomas (Cindy) in Colorado, George in Tahoe City, and Gerald (Carol) in Reno, NV, and sister-in-law, Holly, in Sonoma. He also left dozens of loving cousins, nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces. However, he left us all many wonderful stories to tell, full of laughter and love, so he’ll always be in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice.

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