Roger L. Stoor


CRYSTAL FALLS — Roger L. Stoor, 68, of Crystal Falls, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with ALS.

He was born on March 23, 1949, at the Crystal Falls Hospital, son of the late Lud and Claudia (Deloria) Stoor. He graduated from Crystal Falls High School in 1967, and then went on to graduate from Michigan State University with a degree in accounting and finance in 1971.

He married his high school sweetheart, the former Bobbie Lee Nylund, in 1970 and they returned to Crystal Falls in 1971 when he joined his father, Lud Stoor, in the family owned insurance business.

Roger had a very successful career. In 2008, he sold the family business and pursued his love of helping people with financial planning.

Roger was truly dedicated to his family, community, and profession. He served many years on the Michigan Association of Independent Agents board and is a past president. Roger also enjoyed teaching insurance classes and was the recipient of the Insurance Educator of the Year award along with many other recognitions.

He was a member of the board of directors of the First National Bank, and a past board member and president of the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District. He was a member and past Worshipful Master of the Crystal Falls-Iron River Masonic Lodge 385 and he was a past Associate Bethel Guardian of the Jobs Daughters Bethel 39 of Crystal Falls. Roger was a member of the United Lutheran Church where he served on the board, sang in the choir, ushered and was a lector.

For more than 15 years, the Stoors were a foster family, welcoming numerous children into their home with open arms. Roger and Bobbie Lee were honored as citizens of the year in 2002.

Roger was instrumental in establishing the Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation and took pride in setting up many scholarships and grants for local students and organizations. For 20 years he enjoyed being a registered football official and loved spending time with his officiating crew.

Roger also enjoyed spending time with his Pisano group on and off of the golf course. He was an avid Green Bay Packers and Michigan State Spartans fan and loved his Forest Park Trojans. Roger was honored to be the commencement speaker for Forest Park’s graduating class of 2012.

Over the years he was a part of Forest Park Athletics as a football and basketball statistician, and a loyal fan. He beamed with pride watching the accomplishments of his children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends in athletics and all areas of life.

Roger is survived by his loving wife, Bobbie Lee Stoor of Crystal Falls; three children, Stephanie (Chris) Nocerini, Rob (Lindsey) Stoor, and Jackie (Gene) Giuliani; eight grandchildren, Daniel, Claudia, Beth, Kevin, Vic, Jon, Lud and Carter; three siblings, Sandra Clark, Sally (Frank) Smith, Fred (Linda) Stoor; sister-in-law, Pat Jansky-Stoor; mother-in-law, Sally Nylund; brother- and sister-in-laws, Larry Nylund, Debra (Dennis) Williams, Sally Jo (Bill) Santilli, Mark (Karen) Nylund; many nieces, nephews, and cousins, along with numerous close, loving and supportive friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lud and Claudia Stoor; his brother, Jon Stoor; father-in-law, Robert Nylund; family neighbors, Vic and Esther Kivimaki, and John Brozak.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at the United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls. The Crystal Falls-Iron River Masonic Lodge 385 and Bethel 39 will hold a Masonic Memorial Service at 7 p.m.

The Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Micheal Laakko will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Roger’s name to the United Lutheran Church, the Masonic Lodge 385, or the Crystal Falls Community Foundation-Community Projects Endowment Fund, which were all close to Roger’s heart.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Roger Stoor online at

The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.