THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Gerald K. Stoltenow
Issue Date: March 21, 2019
Gerald Karl "Jerry" Stoltenow, 75, of Mountain, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 with family by his side after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.
Born May 6, 1943 in Milwaukee, to the late Karl and Irma (Lemke) Stoltenow, he was raised in Cecil and graduated from Bonduel High School in 1961 where he was an All Star Baseball pitcher. On April 4, 1964, he married "Barbie" in Winchester and they lived in Two Rivers where they raised their two children.
A hard-working man, he worked at Hamilton Industries for over 40 years and was a successful Real Estate Agent. He enjoyed the Two Rivers community where he played softball and threw horseshoes.
In 1978 he built his dream home, the cabin, in Mountain with help form family where he spent some of the best days of his life. Upon retiring, they moved permanently to the cabin.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, walking in the woods and jeep riding, but especially loved time with friends and family, always making them top priority. He was a member of Tabor Lutheran Church in Mountain.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Barbara; two children, Steven (Jane) Stoltenow of Howard and Sandra (Kevin) VanCampenhout of Two Rivers; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three siblings, Dennis (Karen) Stoltenow, Ronald (Diane) Stoltenow and Judy (Allen) Boelter; brothers and sisters-in-law, David (Kay) Howman, Paul (Marilyn) Howman and Georgia Zehner and many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Daniel and Vivian Howman and a brother-in-law, Dannie Howman.
Visitation was held at Tabor Lutheran Church in Mountain on Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. until time of a funeral service at 11 a.m., with Pastor Paul Scheunemann officiating. Interment will be in Mountain Cemetery. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home of Suring is assisting the family with arrangements.