Raymond A. (Adolph) Stoltz, 83

Raymond A. (Adolph) Stoltz, 83, died peacefully at Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids on Thursday morning, September 22, 2022, after a valiant battle with lung cancer.

Ray was born on June 16, 1939 in Stevens Point. He was the son of the late Emil and Susan Stoltz. He attended St. Peter Elementary School and graduated from Pacelli High School.

Ray entered the United States Air Force on July 1, 1959 and was honorably discharged on June 29, 1963. His marriage to Mary Lou Ellenz took place on July 23, 1966 at St. Stephens. They had three children together. Ray worked at Diary Point Stevens printing house, which is retiring after 40 years of dedication.

Ray had an outgoing personality and knew how to make a person laugh and smile. His favorite pastime was going squirrel hunting and going on numerous ice fishing trips with his best friend George, bringing home the maximum number of fish each time. He was also a volunteer firefighter with the Village of Whiting Fire Department for many years.

Ray loved his family unconditionally. He used to dress up in a Santa suit when his children were little.

Survivors include his wife Mary Lou, his sister, Sister Mary Ann Stoltz, two daughters, Sheila (Ken) Esler and Lisa Smetana, and a son, Todd Stoltz. The five grandchildren of him; John (Jamie) Mansavage, Justin (Cherilynn) Mansavage, Alex Smetana, Ashley (Jake) Smiley, and Eric (Michelle) Waterson, and five great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Talon, Ruby, Kiera, and Claire.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Susan Stoltz, a brother, John Stoltz, and a sister, Sr. Barbara Stoltz.

Per Raymond’s wishes, a private family burial with full military honors was held at Guardian Angel Cemetery. Pisarski Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.pisarskifuneralhome.com