Richard "Rick" Stolze

Age: 59
Born: August 13, 1956
Died: July 09, 2016

Obituary

Richard (Rick) Stolze beloved husband of Johnna L Stolze (nee Rains) father of Jennifer and Kristy (Vince Hauer). Loving Opa "Sprinkle" Hauer due in October 2016. Son of the late Theodore "Bud" and Edna (nee Heiss) Stolze, Brother of Jim (Diane) Marydee (Paul) Blevins, Judy (Kirt), Rob "Robbie" (Jenny) Stolze, brother-in-law to Karen "Butch" Stolze. Proceeded by brother Teddy, and Rev. Eddie Stolze. Son-in-law of Willa and the late John Rains. Uncle and great uncle, cousin, friend, a brother to various firefighters and 2nd father to Kenny and Nick.

Rick also embraced his German heritage, he was a member of the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society, where Rick was also on the board of directors. He retired from the Cincinnati Fire Department after 30+ years. He loved to play pranks and jokes on everyone.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Spring Grove Funeral Homes, Spring Grove from 10-1pm with services beginning at 1pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St Joseph Catholic Cemetery New.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Jugendgruppe Group in Rick's memory.

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Visitation

Location: Spring Grove Funeral Homes
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Memorial Service

Location: Spring Grove Funeral Homes
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm

Interment

Location: St. Joseph New Cemetery
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Richard "Rick" Stolze

Age: 59
Born: August 13, 1956
Died: July 09, 2016
  • Phil & Hazel Germann
    Relationship: Friends

    Rick was one of the finest men we have ever been privileged to know. We will certainly miss his smile, humor, and kindness. There is no doubt that his passing will leave an eternal void in the lives of the many people who knew and loved him. Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with all of his family at this difficult time.

  • Richard Elder
    Relationship: Secretary, Donauschw

    To all of Rick's family go a deep sharing of sympathy and loss. Rick was a valuable member of our "verein". We will miss his contagious sense of humor and fun which made his presence endearing to members. I wish you and yours God's strength and faith in the days ahead.

  • Kelli Kilgore
    Relationship:

    Rick was a wonderful kind and funny man. His love for his wife and daughters had no bounderies. It was a priviledge to have met him and have him DJ the wrestling banquet when his girls were Matscots at Oak Hills. He kept us all very entertained. Rest in peace and fly high with the angels.

  • Special Olympics Hamilton County
    Relationship:

    Rick was a very "Special" friend to the athletes of Special Olympics Hamilton County. He was very involved, as was his wife and daughters, with the Power Lifting Program. He loved being with the athletes and the athletes loved him. He would joke around with them all the time but when it came time to be serious, he would put on his serious face to help the guys do their best. Rick will be dearly missed by all his Special Friends.

  • Stuart Hodesh
    Relationship: Friend

    Rick worked at the Walnut Garage when I was the Manager. There was not a better employee that I knew that worked with me. He always gave 100% when it came to work. And he also gave 100% when it came to having fun, telling jokes and just being an all around "good guy." All that worked with him and his customers enjoyed his smiling face and always giving great service. Rick was a great guy. To his family I am sorry for your loss. I hope and pray the memories that you have will be a comfort to you. God Bless, Stuart Hodesh

  • John
    Relationship:

    To all of Rick's family I send my deepest condolences. He was a great man and it was a privilege to have met him. Johnna, Jen, and Kristy, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grieving.

  • Charles E. Chuck Bailey
    Relationship: Friend Brinks Inc.

    My condolences to the family. Rick was always filled with life, respect of other folks, good humor and deep commitments. I meet him early in the days he was becoming a Cincinnati Firefighter. I felt his dedication to that profession was most crucial in his life at that time, Thirty years plus is proof of that choice. Rick also was and entertainer, DJ, party guy, practical joker and fun guy to be around. He always wanted folks to have a good time. Truly heaven will be blessed with a spirit who will make the clouds rumble with laughter and good times. May he rest in peace. God Bless.

  • Michael J. Kappa Sr. President.
    Relationship: Friend

    On Behalf of The Greater Cincinnati Fire Retirees we wish to express our sincere sympathy to Rick's Family. What a pleasure it was to have worked with Rick, never a dual moment. He was an Outstanding Gentleman, and Firefighter he surely will be missed.

  • Laura (Hesse) Didusch
    Relationship: Friend

    I just wanted to extend my deepest sympathies to Rick's family. He was a such a "good guy". He was a great friend to my family and a great coworker for my dad and I. He loved life and it showed through his sense of humor and smile everyday. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Frank and Pamela Wagy
    Relationship: friend

    We are honored to have met and spent time with this delightfully amusing man before our lord called him home. Make em laugh Rick

Richard "Rick"  Stolze

Richard "Rick" Stolze

Age: 59
Born: August 13, 1956
Died: July 09, 2016