Obituary: Robert George Stohlgren |

Obituary: Robert George Stohlgren

Bob (and#8220;Popsand#8221;) Stohlgren died peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family, on March 4, 2011, at the age of 85 in Phoenix, AZ. He was born the proud son of George and Elizabeth (Coakley) Stohlgren on December 27, 1925 in Oakland, CA.

Bob attended St. Josephand#8217;s High School in Alameda, CA, before joining the U.S. Navy in 1944, where he served admirably on a destroyer in World War II. He worked briefly as a carpenter, before his long career in the dairy business.

He married the love of his life, Anne Celestine Regan, on September 6, 1947. They raised five boys together in a cottage home in Oakland, CA, where Pops became a die-hard Oakland Aand#8217;s fan.

Pops and Anne moved to Tahoe City, CA in 1978, where he worked for Stohlgren Brothers Distributing. His dear wife Anne died in 1992 following a cruise to Mexico. In 2001, declining health led Pops to move to the Arizona State Veterans Home in Phoenix.

Popand#8217;s greatest accomplishments in life were his 44-year marriage to Anne, and raising his five wonderful boys, Jim (Marlene) Stohlgren of Tahoe City, CA; Tom (Cindy) Stohlgren of Windsor, Colorado; George Stohlgren of Tahoe City, CA; Jerry (Carol) Stohlgren of Carnelian Bay, CA; and Bill (Therese) Stohlgren of Tempe, AZ. Bob also was preceded in death by his loving sister, Eleanor and her husband, Bill Ahern. He is survived by his five boys, ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

The family wishes to thank the ASVH staff and Hospice of Arizona for their expert care. In lieu of flowers or a service, friends and family might go to an Aand#8217;s game.

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