Delbert Stotz passed away in December after reaching the age of 96 years old. He was brought to Lincoln to spend his last years with family. Delbert was born to John C. Stotz and Christina (Dollinger) in Tolstoy, SD and married Ruth C.(Dufloth) in 1945. His family roots from Germany, brought them to the wide open prairie land in the South Dakota where he lived his life as a hard working farmer, tilling the soil and taking care of the family farms.
He was aspiring, thrifty, hospitable and industrious. Throughout his life the family lived in Chicago, IL for a while and he worked at Harris Pine Mill and Alice Chalmers. They moved to Gettysburg, SD where he had his own electrical business. He worked as a guard at Nebraska State Penitentiary during winters. Delbert retired from the Redfield State Hospital and spent the rest of his life working the family farms and his electrical business well into his 80’s.
He was a good friend to all and loved sitting at the local cafe’s of Redfield, Tolstoy and Wolsey to see who was there to have dinner and pie daily.
He is survived by his 5 children; Ron and Nancy Stotz, CA, Donna Bowes, NE, Roberta (Birdie) Hunter, NE, Doug and Linda Stotz, CO, Deb and Jeff Reese, TX, 7 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.
The years have quickly come and gone. All we have left now are the memories that are tucked away in the hearts of those who can remember.
GOTT SEI MIT EUCH!
God be with you!
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