Edward James Stoltz


Aug. 8, 1916 - Nov. 22, 2012



Edward James Stoltz, born in Ithaca on Aug. 8, 1916, passed away peacefully at Oakhill Terrace in Waukesha on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 2012. Edward was the eldest of eight children born to the late John and Elizabeth (Doyle) Stoltz.


He graduated from Ithaca High School in 1923 at the age of 15 and went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Edward was married to the late Leona M (Ford) in November of 1938.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona, and his eldest child, John (Jack) Edward. He is survived by five children, John (Christine Sullivan), Mark (Sandra Thompson) of Waukesha, Richard (Celia Carr) of Washington Island, Alice (George Wolske) Waukesha and Roger (Dawn Klein) of Waukesha; five grandchildren, Eric, Kurt, Kevin and Alicia Stoltz and Derek Wolsk; and three great-grandchildren, Ella, Griffin and Sadie Stoltz. He is further survived by four sisters, Mary, Rose, Veronica and Lorraine; his sister-in-law Martha Stoltz; and many other relatives and friends.


During the 1940s and 50s, Edward was primarily employed in various farm-management positions in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. In 1960, he began work with the Wisconsin Highway Commission as a real estate appraiser until his retirement in 1981.


Edward was a former member and past president of the Waukesha Common Council, a Waukesha County Board supervisor, and served on the Wisconsin Railroad Commission. He was a past president of the Waukesha Toastmasters, a member of the Waukesha Kiwanis and a longtime, active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Edward touched the lives of many through his service to make the Waukesha community a better place to live and work.


Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and continue until the noon Mass of Christian burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha, with the Rev. Bill Key as celebrant.


The family would like to thank the entire Oak Hill Terrace staff for all of their care and support, along with Vitas Hospice.


If you care to make any donations, please make them to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County or the Salvation Army.


Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.