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Douglas Bernard Stoltz

May 23, 1944 — May 4, 2024


Douglas Bernard Stoltz, Doug, died on Saturday, May 4th, 2024, at the age of 79, just 19 days away from his 80th birthday. Doug resided in Tripp, but died at Avera Bormann Manor nursing home in Parkston, where he had been for the last month. 

Doug was born on May 23rd, 1944, in Spearfish, South Dakota to Clara VanDenBerg Stoltz and Bernard Stoltz. He graduated from Spearfish High School. 

Doug went on to work in the oil business. He worked for Texaco in Wyoming and then got his dream job of working in the North Slope of Alaska, beginning in the early 80s with Arco. 

Doug was married to the love of his life, Judy Meehan Stoltz (a resident at Avera Bormann Manor), for the last 57 years. They met in college and were married on August 13th, 1966. To this union, two daughters were born. They raised their two daughters in Anchorage, Alaska, the highlight of their life! After working for many years as an oil superintendent for both Arco and BP, Doug retired and moved back to South Dakota with Judy and then decided to buy a 5th wheel and travel the United States for a few years before settling in Tripp.  

Doug loved living life and had an abundance of hobbies. He loved to hunt, fish, golf, cross country ski, down-hill ski, garden, and was amazing at grilling on the BBQ. He could fix anything and was one of the most knowledgeable and strongest man his daughters ever knew. Doug loved to help anyone who needed it…neighbors, friends, family. He most recently and proudly was taking care of his wife, Judy for the past 7 years at their home in Tripp.  Doug loved the cold weather and actually loved shoveling snow! 

Doug is survived by his wife, Judy; his daughters, Shannon Bates (Chris) and Stacey Gustin (Greg), and his 4 granddaughters, Kiley, Delanie, Kendall, and Kelsey. Doug is also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends from all over the country. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Leotta Keyser and Bernita Grohman. 

Goglin Funeral Homes are honored to serve the family and friends of Doug Stoltz. 

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