Mavis Lucille Stoltz was born May 3, 1921 at Alexandria, SD to J. Willis and Olive (Slade) Boehmer. She grew up near Alexandria and graduated from Alexandria High School. She received her Teacher’s Certificate from Southern State Normal School and then taught in Hanson County rural schools for numerous years. On February 14, 1942 she married Leo J. Stoltz. They farmed in Hanson County until moving to Mitchell in January 1968. She was employed in Mitchell at Hardware Supply, Armours, Mitchell Junior High and Plainsco. For 13 years Mavis and Leo enjoyed wintering in the Rio Grande Valley at Edinburg, Texas. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the VFW Auxiliary.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Henry) Fergen, Mitchell; two sons: James (Wilma) Stoltz, Ft. Mill, SC and Donald Stoltz and friend, Virginia Fierro, Rapid City; ten grandchildren, twenty two great-grandchildren; two sisters: Janice (Keith) Feiner, Ethan and Dorothy (Mark) Meyer, Brandon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Leo in October 2010 and brother, Walter.