Steve Stolzer of Tarpley, Texas died suddenly on the 17th of May 2020 in Port O’Connor, Texas. Steve was an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor Member of the Order of the Arrow, was Lodge Chief as a youth, received the OA Founder’s Award, and was an OA Numbered Certificate recipient. He spent 48 years as a scout and scouter and was always focused on the experiences of scouts…from fishing and knot tying to hiking and self-sufficiency
As an avid hunter and fisherman, he loved nothing more than to get up before the crack of dawn, pull on waders and load up the boat with decoys, to go out and hunt ducks. As the day wore on, he would put down his shotgun, pick up his fishing pole and wade, casting for reds and trout. Quick witted, upon learning of a friend’s pending marriage, he once lamented “What kind of asshole plans a wedding on opening day of hunting season!”
Steve never knew a stranger and had the gift of being able to connect with people at any level, whether it was the CEO of a corporation or a kid trying to learn how to fish. He was always on a quest for knowledge, was a devoted friend, and a dandy husband. He was a kind spirit and a magnet for people of all walks of life. He saw strengths in people they could not see in themselves.
He is survived by his wife Naylene, who never had to do his laundry. He is survived by his parents, Elsie Ann and John, his brother Mark and his nephew Nathan, his in-laws Frank and Shirley, and his pups Roadie, Gertie, and Chappie. He is also survived by his friends in scouting: Frank, Ronnie, Ken, Brent, Vince, Dan, Scott, Todd, Dean, Jon Dane, Carmie, Steve, Paul, Mindy, Lynn, John, Ryan, Keerra, Karl, Chuck, Jay, Gay, and many others.
Due to Covid-19, there will be no service at this time. When it is safe to do so, there will be a celebration of Steve to be announced at a later date.
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