Ursilla M. “Honey” Stoltz
1929 — 2017
Ursilla M. Stoltz, 87 of Elgin, NE passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Antelope Memorial Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, June 30, 2017 at St. Boniface Catholic Church with Rev. Kevin Vogel officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Ursilla Marie Stoltz was born August 3, 1929 at Britton, SD to Rudolph and Cecilia (Tscherne) Janisch. She was born into a family of 11 children and she was the first girl born after five boys. She was baptized and confirmed at Sacred Heart Church in Eden, SD, where she attended rural school through the eighth grade. As a young girl, she worked as a hired girl for several families doing general house-work. She attended her freshman and sophomore years in Eden, SD and her Junior and Senior years in Lake City, SD, where she graduated in May 1947. She attended NSTC in Aberdeen, SD, where she received her certificate to teach.
She taught first thru eighth grade in a one-room school in Lake City and Langford area for three years.
On June 7, 1950, Honey was united in marriage to Philip Stoltz who was from Elgin, at Sacred Heart Church in Eden, SD. Together they lived and worked at Thorp Hereford Ranch at Britton, SD from June 1950 to Feb 1951, where she cooked and cared for four hired men. In February 1951, they moved back to Nebraska on his parents’ farm where they farmed and raised their five children. She was Phil’s partner and took an active part in the farming operation, along with raising a lot of chickens, a hatching flock for the hatchery in Elgin. She also milked cows and did whatever needed to be done on the farm. Later in life, Honey worked as a waitress for several years. In December 1996, they moved to town and she continued to work with Phil at Kate’s Kitchen until Phil passed away in August 2000, from a heart attack.
Honey enjoyed being a teacher, a farmer’s wife and a homemaker. She was a devoted mother and was always present for her children’s events and 4-H shows. She enjoyed socializing with family and friends. She loved to dance and quietly enjoyed playing a game of Solitaire.
She is survived by her friend Percy Payne of Elgin; four sons: Tom (Patty) Stoltz and Jack (Joanie) Stoltz of Elgin; Bob (Debbie) Stoltz of Mt. Vernon, SD; Dave (Laura) Stoltz of Hoskins, NE; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; one brother Raymond Janisch; three sisters: Delphine Field, Jane Fischer, and Jalois Klein; one sister-in-law Joan Schindler; two brothers-in-law: Lyle Michlitsch and Joe Buelt; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Honey was preceded in death by her parents, husband Phil, daughter Kathy, one sister and five brothers.
Ursilla M. “Honey” Stoltz