Selvin Eugene Stoltz

Born: Sun., May 25, 1924
Died: Sat., Jan. 17, 2015


11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

12:30 PM Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Selvin Eugene Stoltz, 90, Robinson, IL formerly of Oblong, IL, passed away at 1:15 pm Saturday January 17, 2015 at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL.

Born in Crawford County, IL on May 25, 1924, he was the son of James Collier Stoltz and Cleo Verta (Messenger) Stoltz. Selvin enlisted in the U. S. Army on September 6, 1944 and served until August 7, 1946. He started his overseas tour of duty in France during WWII driving a tank. He entered Germany by crossing through the Rhine River. There were no bridges, they literally crossed through the river. As a member of the infantry he served in Kassel, Germany. He served with the 1957 Labor Supervision Company as NCO, in charge of the motor pool. He was awarded the Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Battle Stars, two Overseas Bars, Army Occupation Medal Germany and Good Conduct Medal. Selvin was very proud of being a veteran.

On October 12, 1946, he married Marjorie Jean Dickey. They were married for 65 years until Jean’s death on April 26, 2012. Selvin was employed by Refiners Transport of Robinson, IL for 33 years.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Oblong, IL for 55 years.

Selvin is survived by a daughter Sherilyn “Sherry” Tucker of Charleston, IL; granddaughter Heather (Tucker) & Heath Uppencamp of Mattoon, IL; great-grandson Braylon Uppencamp of Mattoon, IL; brother Norman and Darlene Stoltz of Oblong, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Selvin in death were his parents; wife; two brothers Marion and Herbert Stoltz; one sister Veva Carol (Stoltz) Edgington and a son-in-law Dean Tucker.

Selvin enjoyed reading his bible, his white pickup truck, setting on the patio, having coffee with friends, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and hearing the funny things his great grandson Braylon said. He loved living in Oblong and later enjoyed his new home at Timber Creek where he met many special friends and enjoyed weekly games of bingo. Selvin will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.

A Celebration of Selvin’s Life will be held Wednesday January 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL with Bro. Dee Wolfe officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am till time of celebration. Burial will be in Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, IL.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Christian Church with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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Twylah and Gerry King
   Posted Wed January 21, 2015

I was so sorry to hear that your father had passed away. I am glad we became reacquainted through Timber Creek, but saddened by your loss. Our prayers are with you during this time. God bless

Mark and Cindy Ikemire
   Posted Wed January 28, 2015
So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. He was a great friend to Floyd over the years and especially in Timber Creek. I enjoyed talking with him at their lunch table. Take care.

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