Delton Faye Stoelke was born to the late Charlie and Olga Herr Stoelke on October 13, 1935 in Willow Springs, Texas. He spent most of his life in Katy, Texas, where he went to be with the Lord on …
Delton Faye Stoelke was born to the late Charlie and Olga Herr Stoelke on October 13, 1935 in Willow Springs, Texas. He spent most of his life in Katy, Texas, where he went to be with the Lord on December 16, 2020 after a long and wonderful life of 85 years.
Delton spent his childhood in Fayetteville, Texas, where he played basketball and baseball and graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1954. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army to serve his country before returning home to marry the love of his life, Alice Ann Kalmus, on October 3, 1959. They moved to Katy in 1976, where they enjoyed dancing, visiting the casinos, attending Katy High School football games, and spending time with family and friends. They were long-time members of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Katy, Texas.
He spent his career as a machinist. He and his oldest son, Michael, both worked for Burgess & Associates before starting their own company, D&M Machine Works, in 1987. Their business thrived for 13 years, and Delton happily retired in 2000. His favorite pastimes included playing poker and dominos, walking his dog, Bug, and spending time at his farm in Fayetteville talking to his cows.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie & Olga Stoelke, and his brother, Delphine Stoelke.
Delton is survived by his younger sister, Jean Sladek, his beloved wife of 61 years, Alice Stoelke (Kalmus); and their three children, son Michael Stoelke and spouse Diana Stoelke, son Ken Stoelke, and daughter Jennifer Stoelke. He leaves behind two grandchildren and their spouses, Logan and Paige Stoelke, and Jessica and Eric Tanner, and one great-granddaughter, Tomi Jo.
Serving as pallbearers are Logan Stoelke, Eric Tanner, Bob Main, Rodney Sladek, Ted Fritsch, and Darrell Supercinski.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks for all the thoughts and prayers throughout this difficult time.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at the Schmidt Funeral Home East Avenue Chapel, 1508 East Avenue, in Katy, where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday with Deacon William C. Wagner reciting. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 21, 2020 at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 5356 Eleventh Street, in Katy, with Rev. Ricardo Arriola, Celebrant. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, December 21, 2020 at St. John's Catholic Church Cemetery in Fayeteville, Texas with Rev. Steve Sauser officiating.
Family and friends would be able to watch the funeral at www.st-bart.org/media with the password Stoelke. The stream will start about 10 minutes before the Mass.
Funeral services held under the direction of:
Schmidt Funeral Home
1508 East Avenue
Katy, Texas 77493