Wilfred “Butch” Stoltz

Wilfred “Butch” J. Stoltz, 88, of Caledonia, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis.

He was born June 7, 1923 in rural Caledonia to Julius J. and Theresa (Koenig) Stoltz. Butch was a lifelong farmer with his brother Robert and nephew Scott on the home farm south of Caledonia on Jefferson Ridge. He was a member of St. Mary’s Parish and he enjoyed hunting.

He is survived by a sister, Wilma Felten, and a brother, Robert (Lorene) Stoltz both of Caledonia; nephews, John (Lorna) Felten and Scott (Nicole) Stoltz, both of Caledonia and great nieces and nephews, Susan Felten, Kathy (Edward) Colsch, Brad (Anne) Felten, Brian Klug, Becky Klug, Caitlin, Emily, and Elizabeth Stoltz, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother-in-law, Dominic Felten, and a niece, Mary Klug.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Caledonia with Father Gregory Leif and Msgr. Donald Schmitz  officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday morning before the service at the church. Memorials may be given to St. Mary’s School or St. Mary’s Church, Caledonia.

McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be given at mccormickfuneralhome.net.

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