PIERRE, SD – Stanley Eaton Boltz, 81, of Pierre, SD, died on Sunday, February 10, 2019 in Huron, SD, at Sunquest Health Care. Graveside Services will be 1:00pm, May 25, 2019 at Lewellen, Nebraska.
Stan was born February 18, 1937 to Keith and Charlotte (Eaton) Boltz in Grand Junction, Colorado. He lived in Grand Junction for a short time but grew up near Bayside, Virginia, before moving back to Fort Collins, Colorado where he graduated high school.
Stan married Karen Ruth (Hunt) Transmeier in Oshkosh, Nebraska, on February 16, 1979. Stan enjoyed a variety of different jobs from farming and construction to law enforcement and detective work. His last job was working for the South Dakota Department of Transportation in Pierre where he worked from 1997 till his retirement.
Stan loved to sing and was quite a good singer. He enjoyed singing in the barber shop quartets in the various communities they lived, including the Minor Adjustments in Pierre. Stan also enjoyed creating Christmas ornaments from pheasant feathers as well as different useful items from deer antlers and was an accomplished craftsman, designing and building many structures. He enjoyed getting involved in his community and was a member of the Moose Club International and the NRA.
Stan loved the outdoors. He spent many summers camping in Poudre Canyon outside of Ft. Collins, Colorado with his wife and children. There were a lot of happy memories made along the Poudre River. Stan loved to hunt and enjoyed deer hunting with his sons and grandchildren. Stan spent many summer days fishing on Lake Oahe and loved taking his friends and grandchildren with him.
Stan is survived by his children: Marlene and Dick Noletubby, Ed and Leann Fritzler, William and Jennifer Boltz, Don and Many Jane Fritzler, Stan and Nancy Boltz, Cliff and Julie Transmeier, Steve Boltz, Todd Transmeier, and Cindy Transmeier, 20 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Karen, his son Clayton, his parents and his sister Jeannine and her husband Tom Roderer.