Mavis Lucille Stoltz


May 3, 1921 - June 19, 2015



Mavis Lucille Stoltz was born May 3, 1921 at Alexandria, SD to J. Willis and Olive (Slade) Boehmer. She grew up near Alexandria and graduated from Alexandria High School. She received her Teacher’s Certificate from Southern State Normal School and then taught in Hanson County rural schools for numerous years. On February 14, 1942 she married Leo J. Stoltz. They farmed in Hanson County until moving to Mitchell in January 1968.  She was employed in Mitchell at Hardware Supply, Armours, Mitchell Junior High and Plainsco. For 13 years Mavis and Leo enjoyed wintering in the Rio Grande Valley at Edinburg, Texas. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Henry) Fergen, Mitchell; two sons: James (Wilma) Stoltz, Ft. Mill, SC and Donald Stoltz and friend, Virginia Fierro, Rapid City; ten grandchildren, twenty two great-grandchildren; two sisters: Janice (Keith) Feiner, Ethan and Dorothy (Mark) Meyer, Brandon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Leo in October 2010 and brother, Walter.




Tuesday, June 23, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, June 24, 2015
10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 West Cedar Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

entry posted by Jeri Sherwood on 06-23-2015
Such a fun, happy lady & I enjoyed being her hairstylist while I lived in Mitchell. Thinking of all of the family and the promise of eternal life.
entry posted by Judy Backlund Gohl on 06-22-2015
I worked with Mavis 50+ years ago for two summers in the office of Armours. She was always so bubbly and a great role model for me as I worked at my first job. It was always fun to see her through the years since that time. One thing I will always remember about Mavis—one day she had a doctor’s appt. and told me that she made sure she had a heavy purse that day (maybe loaded with rocks!!). She didn’t want to be underweight when they weighed her. I was always ‘on a diet’, so couldn’t imagine why anyone would want to hold their heavy purse on the scale!! Keep your memories close to your hearts and she will live with you forever.

entry posted by Nick Kremer on 06-22-2015
As her nephew I enjoyed learning about my grandparents that I hardly knew. I will miss the concern she always expressed about us whenever there was a fire or storm or earthquake in our home state California. Long life, well lived.
entry posted by Sheryl (VandenHoek) Plagmann on 06-22-2015
Accolades to a wonderful and witty lady who taught me so much in my very first real job at the Mitchell Middle School.
entry posted by Mark Feiner on 06-22-2015
What a great lady who lived a long, healthy life! I admired Mavis's "no nonsense" attitude and her undying love for Lee - they were a great marriage model, so complementary - and for her family. I'm sorry I won't be there to share memories with all of you.
entry posted by Dan Feiner on 06-21-2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
entry posted by Ron & Deb Dusseau on 06-21-2015
One of the finest people I've ever known. We're so fortunate to have been her friends.
entry posted by Diane (Locken) Schulz on 06-21-2015
Thinking of you and praying that God will surround you with His peace.
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