Douglas Stoldt, 82

Douglas L. Stoldt, 82, Wabash, died at 11:45 a.m., Thursday, May 8, at his home.  He was born Nov. 2, 1931 in Fremont, Ohio to William "John" and Irene (Cook) Stoldt.

Doug attended Fremont High School. He married Karen (Bunch) Bailey in Wabash, on Oct. 25, 1975. He retired in 1994 from US Gypsum in Wabash, after 28 years.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, in Wabash, where he served as a trustee four years. He was also a member of the LaFontaine Masonic Lodge, and a former member of the New Waverly Masonic Lodge where he served as Worshipful Master. He loved his church and his brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ. He enjoyed camping, CB radio, traveling, cooking, and spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his wife, Karen Stoldt, Wabash; his five children, James (Jodi) Bailey, Peru, William (Emily) Stoldt, Moberly, Mo., Paula (Mike Merrell) Bailey, Wabash, Laura (Steve) Crump, Warsaw, and Sarah (Justin Bougher) Stoldt, Kokomo; seven grandchildren, Billy (Asia) Young and Stephanie (Fletcher McWhirt) Bailey, both of Marion, Nicole (Trent) Parson, Deedsville, Andrew Bailey and Jeremiah Garrett both of Wabash, and Samantha Stoldt and Melody Stoldt, both of Moberly; his sister, Colleen (Vincent) Camarato, Fremont; and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his granddaughter, Megan Bailey, his grandson, Joshua Garrett, one brother, and two sisters.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday May 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 S. Wabash Street, Wabash, with Dr. Kent Young officiating. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.

Preferred memorials are to Wabash-Miami Home Health Care and Hospice or Trinity Lutheran Church.

The memorial guest book for Doug may be signed at

Posted on 2014 May 09