Of Citrus Heights, CA, passed away early morning December 26, 2019, 3 ½ months after his wife of 64 years, Irene’s passing. A native of North Dakota, the 7th child of 7 siblings (Fred, Anna, Sebastian, George, Lena and John) 86 years of age. Victor is survived by his two sons: Duane (Sherry) Stoltz, Citrus Heights, Daryl (Antoinette) Stoltz, Elk Grove; his 3 grandchildren: Shalen, Bradley, Terra; 6 great-grandchildren, Johnny, Bradley, Jessy, Shawn, Karleigh, Ryder and 1 great-great-grandchild. Friends and Family are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at ST. Mel Catholic Church (4745 Pennsylvania Ave, Fair Oaks, CA) on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:30 AM, with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary beginning at 10:00 AM,
Victor was born April 27, 1933, at Gladstone, ND, the son of Phillip and Margaret (Boehm) Stoltz. He was raised on the family farm, attended the Shipley school, helped his father on the family farm as well as many of the neighboring farmers. Vic broke many a horse, learned to make something from nothing and to save his earnings.
Victor and Irene (Gerber) were married at St. Josephs Catholic Church April 19, 1955. Not long after their marriage and the birth of Duane they decided to make the move to California for better job opportunities. In 1956 they loaded up a Hearse with Duane, a freezer full of meat (always practical) and were on their way to a warmer part of the country.
Daryl (aka: Wally) was born 6/1/1957 shortly after their arrival to Sacramento, Vic started driving truck, became a Teamster Oct. 1956 and retired May 4, 1992 (after 36 years), attended All Hallows Catholic Church and joined the Sacrament of St. Anthony Society Catholic Club which was made up of 50 German couples from North Dakota; Vic and Irene were the last remaining couple from the club. Many family and friends were already here or soon to be, so there were lots of pinochle partners. Later after retirement Vic joined the Golden State Accordion Club and the Northern Calif Accordion Society, they played for many events. Vic always felt his clubs were great networking resources.
Vic was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, he didn’t know a stranger, knew many people and had many friends. Vic loved to play cards, listen to music, polka, play accordion, build furniture, weld, share his knowledge and some of his opinions. With all his experiences he always had a story to tell and was good at the telling, he could fix anything and was sort of a legend (at least in our minds). Watching Vic and Irene dance was a site to behold, they loved to Polka, spend time with family and friends, camp and travel; they traveled to a great many places and touched many lives. With Vic (and Irene’s) passing so many things are never going to be the same, however, we all have so many wonderful memories and traditions they started that will continue to bring smiles to our faces and warmth in our hearts, he is going to be so missed.
Vic’s mantra; Miss Me – But Let Me Go
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