Neil “Buck” R. Stults, 68 of Lake Mills, died on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at UW Hospital of Madison.
Neil was born on December 19, 1950 in Port Washington, WI the son of George and Helen (Icke) Stults. Soon after his birth, he was given the nickname “Buck” by his uncle and the name stayed with him his entire life. He graduated from Johnson Creek High School in 1969 and started his working career as a Mason in with the Local Bricklayers Union, retiring from Walsh Masonry in 2012. Buck wanted it known that he died of being stubborn, refusing to surrender to cancer. Buck was hardworking, honest and a genuine friend. He both earned and demanded respect because of his habit of speaking the truth – even if the truth wasn’t asked for. His generosity with his skills, time, and resources is noteworthy. Buck lived life to its fullest for more than 60 years. He enjoyed cars, guns, beer, fishing, and hunting (not necessarily in that order) until the day he died.
“So raise a glass and truth be told, I had the time of my life with my family and friends. It’s been a heck of a ride.”
He is survived by: his wife Cynthia Dehnert Stults of Lake Mills; children Jennifer Dehnert of Jefferson and Jamie (Tim) Oestreicher of Wisconsin Rapids; grandchildren Austen Dehnert of Lake Mills, Autumnn Dehnert of Jefferson, Sarah Rettschlag of Plover, and Alex, Emma & Ella Oestreicher of Wisconsin Rapids; sister Eulacleve “Lolly” Spoehr of Live Oak, FL; nieces Cinnamon, Ginger, Melissa, and nephew George; great-nieces Alexis and Jasmin, and great-nephew Zachary – all of Florida. Buck is also survived by many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
An Open House celebrating Buck’s life will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 2:00PM – 5:00PM at the Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home of Jefferson and from 5:00PM – 7:00PM at Tappers Bar and Grill of Johnson Creek.
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