William Stoetzer

October 11, 1937 - June 28, 2020
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William J. Stoetzer, 82, of Bolivar, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Aultman Hospital at Canton.

Born in Navarre, he was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Baker) Stoetzer. He was a veteran having served in the United States Navy and had owned and operated Bill Stoetzer Photography. Bill was a member of T…

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William J. Stoetzer, 82, of Bolivar, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Aultman Hospital at Canton.

Born in Navarre, he was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Baker) Stoetzer. He was a veteran having served in the United States Navy and had owned and operated Bill Stoetzer Photography. Bill was a member of The Church of the Holy Trinity at Zoar and the Knights of Columbus #13081 and had also been awarded the “Master of Photography” through the Professional Photographers of America, of which he was a lifetime member.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Jeanne (Beatty) Stoetzer, whom he married on May 18, 1962; his four children, Tim Negley of Mineral City; Cheryl (Tom) Wallace of Bolivar and Gail (Dan) Gursky of Mineral City and Joseph (Kristen) Stoetzer of Canton; eight grandchildren, Cheyenne (Nick) Beachy, Justin, Jessica and Josh Wallace, Blake and Grant Gursky, Gavin and Carter Stoetzer and a great grandson, Bradley Murray.

In addition to his parents, a brother, James Stoetzer and a sister, Nancy Gray also precede him in death.

Friends will be received Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 5-7 pm in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:00 am in the Church of the Holy Trinity at Zoar. Guests in attendance are asked to practice necessary social distancing. A private family graveside service with Military Honors will be held in Western Reserve National Cemetery at Rittman, Ohio.

Due to Covid 19, safety precautions will be taken. Social distancing will be honored and all guests, whose health allows, are to wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, and to allow other guests to pay their respects, we politely ask that visitors do not linger at the funeral home after greeting the Stoetzer family.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to either Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663, or, St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Due to Covid 19, safety precautions will be taken. Social distancing will be honored and all guests, whose health allows, are to wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, and to allow other guests to pay their respects, we politely ask that visitors do not linger at the funeral home after greeting the Stoetzer family.


Service Information

Date: Thursday, July 2, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

Church of the Holy Trinity

Address:

1835 Dover Zoar Rd. NE
Bolivar, OH 44612

Guests in attendance are asked to practice necessary social distancing.


Cemetery Information

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

Address:

10175 Rawiga Road
Rittman, OH 44270

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A private family graveside service with Military Honors will be held.


Donation Information

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105
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Born: October 11, 1937
Died: June 28, 2020

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 7/2/20

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of William J. Stoetzer, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, William J. Stoetzer, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Andrea Escola posted on 7/1/20

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Thinking of you, prayers to the family.

 

Lynn and Norma Brumbaugh posted on 7/1/20

You have our sympathy for your loss. May you be comforted by all your good memories.

 

Jerry Waltz posted on 7/1/20

Our deepest condolances and sympathy. Bill was a wonderful guy. Prayers for all.

 

Tammy Miller posted on 7/1/20

Uncle Bill you will be missed! You showed me what kindness, caring and grace looked like when you and Aunt Norma took care of my Dad. I will forever be grateful. RIP and I know you and Dad are having a great time in heaven. Love, Tammy

 

Kay Tucker posted on 7/1/20

Dear Norma, So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. You were my coworker and friend back in our UNB days. You and your family are in my prayers.

 

Jack & MaryRuth Gintz posted on 6/30/20

Sending our prayers & sympathies.

 

Timothy Abrigg posted on 6/30/20

Our most sincerest condolences to the Wallace Family Tim and Debbie Abrigg

 

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