- March 31, 1927 - October 10, 2016
- Battle Creek, Michigan
of Theron's Passing
Humane Society of South Central Michigan
2500 Watkins Road
Battle Creek, MI 49015-8609
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“Who could pick out one memory of Uncle Theron a.k.a. Unc. He always made us laugh when we were kids because he was acting silly for us. We knew he...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Francis - Tarpon Springs, FL
“My heartfelt sympathy to you and your daughters for your loss of husband and father. Mr Stults was a wonderful neighbor to me for so many years. He...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Marilyn Smith - Battle Creek, MI
“Met Theron in deer camp 1976. Was always a pleasure to have in camp. Don't recall that he ever shot a deer but enjoyed being in camp. Was great to...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Karl Harmon - Howell, MI - Friend
“A truly great person passed away on Monday. Theron was a wonderful friend to me and my family. A grandfather to my children. We will think of him...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: LuAnn Buschmann - Dowling, MI
“We were/are so shocked and saddened and send you our love and concern. The "Mayor of Wabash" was so kind and helpful to so many, and we will miss...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Lynn Rich - Battle Creek, MI
“Barb, Dayna & Debbie:I am so sorry to hear of your unexpected loss of Theron. Theron was the adjoining maintainer next to my husband, Marshall. He...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Donna Jaeger - Battle Creek, MI
“Theron was the best friend a little kid could have on Wabash Avenue. With no local grandparents my sons grew up with Theron teaching them and telling...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Paul Steele - Battle Creek
“The residents of Sonoma Lake are sorry about Mr. Stults and our prayers are with him and your family. I saw Mr. Stults fishing and wondered who he...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Debra McManigle - East Leroy, MI
“Met Theron in my early railroad years;70's, great to work with.
9 of 11 | Posted by: Gary Duddleson - South Bend, IN
“Barb, Dayna & Debbie,I'm so sorry for your unexpected loss. There are many good times and memories to recall and you're in my thoughts and prayers...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Pam Gagier - Phoenix, AZ
“Mrs. Stults and family;My condolences to you and your family on the tragic loss of Theron. My father Pete Knapp worked with Theron many years before...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Michael Knapp - dallas, TX
Theron R. Stults, 89, of Battle Creek died while fishing at Sonoma Lake on Monday, October 10, 2016.
Theron Ralph Stults was born March 31, 1927 in Marshall, Michigan to Ralph and Iva Odessa (Oxby) Stults. He grew up in the Marshall – Olivet area and graduated from Olivet High School in 1945. Theron honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was employed in the Signal Maintenance Department for the Grand Trunk Western Railroad for 40 years.
Theron married Barbara Ann Horn on May 8, 1948 in Marshall, Michigan. Surviving is Barbara, his wife of 68 years; two daughters, Dayna L. Stults of Battle Creek, Deb L. Stults of Petersburg, MI; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Wilma Walker and two brothers, Donald and Wilbur Stults.
Theron was a member of the First Congregational Church. He loved fishing and in his younger years enjoyed hunting. Theron enjoyed people, made friends easily and was known as "Unc" to his extended family. He meticulously puttered in his yard, and lived by the motto if you are going to do it – Do It Right. He was a Detroit Tiger fan, enjoyed practical jokes, had a bit of a stubborn streak and did not enjoy the aging process.
Memorial services will be held at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2016; where friends will be received the hour prior to services. Military honors, committal and inurnment will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of South Central Michigan, 2500 Watkins Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49015. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.