Adam Joseph Stoterau

December 14, 1982 ~ January 11, 2014

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Adam Joseph Stoterau, 31, Sioux Falls, died Saturday, January 11, 2014, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.

Funeral services will begin at 2:30pm, Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, with Pastor Jason Mueller officiating. Visitation will be 4-7pm, Tuesday, January 14, at Heartland with family present 5-7pm.

Adam Joseph Stoterau was born December 14, 1982, in Sioux Falls to Kurt Stoterau and Charla Curl. He was raised and attended school in Sioux Falls and graduated from Sioux Falls Roosevelt in 2000. Adam worked for several different restaurants in Sioux Falls including Hardees, Razzles, and Taco Johns for several years. His grandmother also taught him to bowl at the early age of 4 and he became a regular at Sport Bowl. His average score was 190. Adam also loved music and playing his guitar. He had dreams of being a rock and roll star. Adam was a member of the local band “Slow Motion Collapse.” He even wrote his own lyrics and songs. When he was in high school, he took second place in a talent contest for a song he played. Adam had a passion for food as well. He loved to cook and eat and wanted to own his own restaurant some day. Fishing was a large part of his pastime. Many trips with his best buddy, “Sally” were spent at the James River.

Adam is survived by his son, Logan Stoterau, Sioux Falls; his parents, Charla (Kenny) Wiebelhaus, Sioux Falls, and Kurt Stoterau, Luverne, MN; his siblings, Shane (Malorie) Stoterau & Sienna Stoterau, both of Sioux Falls; and grandparents, Dale and Donna Stoterau, Beaver Creek, MN and Elsie Wiebelhaus, Sioux Falls; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Adam was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Wilma Curl and Floyd Wiebelhaus and one uncle, Kenny Curl.

Memorials may be directed to Adam’s son, Logan.

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  • Cathy Westberg says:

    Stoterau Family- I am so sorry for your loss. Adam was a great friend, so many of my memories from middle school and high school include him. RIP my friend i will never forget all the good times we had growing up just wish my adult memories could have included you as well.

  • Chris Perry says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. It just breaks my heart. I wish I was there to help you through this Charla. I cannot imagine what you all are going through losing Adam at such a young age. Cherish those moments you have had with Adam. May he R.I.P. and may you all find comfort in memories of him. Lots of Hugs and Love, Chris

  • Lori Visker says:

    Oh my dear long time friend. I think you are the person that I have known the longest in my life! It is hard to believe that you are gone. I was thinking about when we were kids and growing up together and it just brings a smile to my face. As both of our moms would say that we got caught “bare butt” in the pool when we were just 3 or so years olds:) You have a beautiful little boy that I cant believe how much looks just like you!!! Even though you will be missed by so many and we will cry at ‘our’ loss, heaven has gained an angel with the biggest heart of anyone I know and that’s you Adam Jo! And, for that we are so so lucky to know that you are up there set free from it all and watching over all of us!!

    I really hope that you are at peace now and that people will see and hear your story that Alcoholism is such a nasty disease and it will inspire others to get help before it is too late.

    Rest in Peace my Friend!!

    Until we meet again
    Love You Always,
    Lori Visker

  • Patti Hiett says:

    I will miss you Adam! It seems like yesterday that you & Joe were going to school together. You were always one of my favorite people that hung out with Joe. You spent a lot of time at my house. You will be missed!!!

  • Tami Kulhavy says:

    Char and family~
    So sorry to hear of Adam’s passing. Please know I am thinking and praying for your family during this time of grieving.
    ~much love

  • Nadine Utigard says:

    Char, Kenny and family,
    I am holding you all close in my heart, thoughts and prayers.

  • Diana Mohs says:

    Wish we could be there. Praying for God to comfort you in your time of grief. Sending our love with hugs to all the Stoterau Family. Most Sincerely, Diana Mohs & Children

  • nancy veenis says:

    My heart is breaking,i am so sorry for the loss of a good friend.My thoughts and prayers are with your wonderful family.I will really miss your beautiful heart and smile.Love you all always nancy jo

  • Sheri Rozeboom-Kloes says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. My heart goes out to you. Prayers that God will be with you and help you through this time. Love to you all.

  • Velda Phillips says:

    I’m sending my heartfelt sympathy at this time of loss. I’m so very sorry – I just wish I could hug you and help with the hurt. I didn’t know Adam but you are my cousin and I love you as I loved Aunt Wilma.
    Warm, close hugs,

  • Matthew Hainje says:

    Dear Adam, you were one of my closest friends. It’s been over three years now and I think of you often. I met you through my Brother Jon, but then you became one of my closest friends ever. I still call your mom and Kenny once in awhile. Everyone seems to be doing well, although everybody misses you terribly. And I wanted to say that for the first time in my life I’m coming up on one year clean. Can you believe it?? Adam I love you so much and I miss you. It makes it a little bit easier knowing that I will get to see you again in heaven. Until then…..

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