Stulce, Gary Frank

Date: Monday, March 28, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
Paralyzed American Veterans


Gary Frank Stulce of Lonedell, MO, departed this life at Fenton, MO on March 26, 2011 having reached the age of sixty-two years, three months and twenty-five days. Gary was born in Moselle, MO on December 1, 1948, son of Frank Stulce and Lyone Stulce nee Montgomery. On August 19, 1972, he was united in marriage to Cheryl Ann Pier and two children came to bless this union.

Gary is survived by his wife, Cheryl Stulce of Lonedell; by his children Garen Stulce and fiancée, Robyn Cooke, of Fults, IL and Carrissa Halmich and husband, Kory, of St. Clair; by five grandchildren, Austin, Jordan and Kody Halmich of St. Clair and Avery and Briley Stulce of Fults; by one brother, Raymond Stulce and wife, Carol, of House Springs, MO; by four sisters, Joan Weber and husband, Jack, of Sunrise Beach, MO, Diana “Dee Dee" Hoeft and husband, Danny, of Union, MO, Elsie Reilly of St. Clair and Debra Schuetz and husband, Mike, of St. Clair; by aunts, uncles, brother and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Stulce and Lyone Stulce Collins; by his step-father, Phillip Collins; and by one grandchild, infant boy Halmich.

Gary was a Christian believing in the Lord as his Savior and as a child had attended the Moselle Presbyterian Church in Moselle. He was proud to have served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, entering January 25, 1968 and receiving his honorable discharge on January 23, 1970. In 1975 he began his working career at Cassen’s Auto Terminals in Fenton, MO, continuing his employment until 1994. Gary loved hot rods and fast cars and was proud of his Corvette. He enjoyed many hobbies and interests but fishing with his family and playing horseshoes were favorites. Every spring you would find Gary in the woods hunting for morel mushrooms. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and he was happiest when he was spending time with them and was anxious for his first great-grandchild to arrive. He loved animals and in recent years, spending time with his horse and dogs gave him great pleasure.

A kind, loving and devoted husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with Rev. Charles Keith and Pastor Joe Skiles officiating. Interment with full military honors was in Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to Paralyzed American Veterans.