Julius ‘Jul’ Stuhlsatz


Julius Peter “Jul” Stuhlsatz, 97, born April 29, 1924, passed away peacefully in Goddard on June 5, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

Jul served his country in the United States Navy while stationed in the Pacific at the end of World War II. He once co-owned a service station, but his true calling in life was to be a hard-working farmer. On May 11, 1948, Jul married the love of his life and best friend Eileen (Thimmesch). Together, they celebrated 72 years of marriage. She preceded him in death on Jan. 7, 2021.

Survivors include sons Dale (Judy), Chuck, and Fred (Tina), all of Garden Plain, and John of Bel Aire; daughters, Janis (Steve) Davis of Olathe, and Kathy (John) Meyer of Wichita. He was blessed with 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Susanna (Ternes) Stuhlsatz; brothers, Paul, Ed, Clarence, Sylvester, Leon, William, Joseph and Charles; sister, Mary Leis; daughter-in-law Louise; and granddaughter, Stacy.

Jul made sure those experiencing hardship were cared for. He loved life, never met a stranger, enjoyed competitive arguing, and never wanted to give up his independence!  In the last few years, he often said, “It’s just hell to get old,” but now he is at peace.

Rosary was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, and Mass of Christian burial was 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, both at St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Garden Plain.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kansas Honor Flights or St Anthony Catholic Church.