Forum staff reports, Published February 25 2011
West Fargo rollover victim leaves fiance, two young daughters behind
References to 7-year-old Kylie and 5-year-old Kyra shower Stolz’s page – most recently with tales of how the West Fargo mother was caring for her younger daughter as Kyra battled strep throat.
At 10 a.m. Wednesday, Stolz posted about taking Kyra to the emergency room for treatment.
Tragically, less than six hours later, Stolz died when the 2003 Chevy Trailblazer she was driving rolled Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 94 near Mapleton, N.D.
On Thursday, the North Dakota Highway Patrol identified the 33-year-old as the person killed. Stolz was driving east on I-94 when she apparently lost control on the icy road.
Her vehicle entered the south ditch, sliding sideways and rolling several times, according to the Highway Patrol.
Both Stolz and her passenger, Christopher Dodge, 35, also of West Fargo, were ejected from the vehicle. Neither had been wearing seat belts.
Dodge was Stolz’s fiancé.
Stolz was pronounced dead at the scene, while Dodge was sent by ambulance to Essentia Health.
A hospital spokeswoman said Thursday Dodge had been treated and released.
In her obituary, Stolz is described as someone who enjoyed shopping, camping, boating and volunteer work at her daughters’ school.
A lifelong West Fargo resident, Stolz worked at U.S. Bank in Fargo for several years.
A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1005 1st St. E., in West Fargo.
In October, Dodge was also involved in a near-fatal accident in Fargo.
Dodge was driving his pickup north on 45th Street on Oct. 1 when he struck a motorcycle while turning left onto Seventh Avenue South.
The rider of the motorcycle – Nathan S. Hesse, 31, of Fargo – was seriously hurt in that accident. No charges were filed.