Martha M. Stoltz, 90, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Stevens Point where she had been residing since May 28, 2010.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. George Thayilkuzhithottu officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at the church from10 a.m. Tuesday until the Mass. A general rosary will be prayed at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
A memorial will be established at a later date.
Shuda Funeral Services and Crematory assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mrs. Stoltz was born May 27, 1921 in Mill Creek, a daughter of the late Leo and Mary (Soik) Peskie. She attended Green Meadow School in Mill Creek though eighth grade. She attended Emerson High School and graduated from P. J. Jacobs High School in 1939.
As a young lady, she moved to Chicago and was employed at Stewart Warner where she inspected hand grenades during wartime.
This was where she met her first husband.
She was married to Bruno J. Ligenza on May 1, 1943. He died on Jan. 22, 1949.
In Stevens Point, they owned and operated Bruno’s Market on the south side.
She was married to Edward M. Stoltz on Oct. 20, 1952. He died on Dec. 1, 1994.
She held various jobs throughout her life. She was a nanny and housekeeper, doctors’ assistant, business owner, and the first teacher’s aide for the Stevens Point School District at Washington School, being hired in 1970 and retiring in December 1977.
Survivors include one son, Lee (Kathleen) Ligenza, Stevens Point; two daughters, Mary Lou (Fred) Jaworski and Nancy (Larry) Zywicki, both of Stevens Point; two stepsons, Robert (Rosalia) Stoltz and Maurice (Rose) Stoltz, both of Stevens Point; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one stepson, Jerome (Henrietta) Stolz; four brothers, Benjamin, Emil, Clarence and Frank; two sisters, Esther and Theresa.