Kenneth Leland Stollsteimer, 82, of Phoenix and Christopher Creek died Feb. 22, 2001. He was born Nov. 4, 1918. in Wetmore, Kan. He served in the Navy as a seaman first class during World War II.
Mr. Stollsteimer and his family moved to Phoenix in 1953, where he served as Papa Bear for the Christopher Creek Fire Belles.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, June of Phoenix; three daughters Ellen Abrahms of Phoenix, Kay Bro of Phoenix, and Anne Wellman of California; one son Kenneth of Phoenix; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Private services will be held. Donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley.