Edward W. Stolt

January 13, 1919September 6, 2020

Edward William Stolt was born January 13, 1919 in Bay Shore, MI. He passed away September 6, 2020 in Gaines Township, MI. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; his sisters Marjorie Theer and Esther Martinchek; his brothers Melvin Stolt, Reuel Dickerhoof, and George Dickerhoof. He is survived by his children Rena Anway, John Stolt, Eric (Cindy) Stolt, and Kathey Lamphere; sisters Irene Sterzik, Caroline Richardson, and Mary Weber; brother, John Osmer; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Edward enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 and served in Europe under General Patton. He was part of the force that landed on Omaha Beach. After being discharged from the Army, he married his wife, Dorothy, in 1946. They settled in G.R. to raise a family of four children and they were married 63 years. He was proud to be a lifetime member of American Legion Post 154.

A master carpenter, Edward continued his love for woodworking throughout his lifetime. He will be remembered as a man of integrity with a kind heart. He was always ready to lend a hand to those in need. A loving husband, caring father and grandfather, Edward had a zest for life, a twinkle in his eye, and a keen sense of humor. He was loved without measure and will be sorely missed.

Memories and messages may be left on the family's online guestbook at The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to Faith Hospice for their loving care of Edward. Private family services will be held at a later date.


  • Private family services will be held at a later date.


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Daniel Stolt

September 16, 2020

I remember fondly visiting "Uncle Ed" with my dad. He took us to the Roaring 20s and we had pizza. Later he helped inspire my fiddle playing and sold me a violin. I still play it with my kids. He was a great wood worker and I remember him visiting my folks in Petoskey often.


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