William "Bill" Stulgis

August 19, 1927 - April 26, 2019
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William (Bill) Stulgis, age 91 of Nokomis, born in Lorain, OH. Went into the Navy out of high school at 18, after boot camp in Syracuse, NY was assigned to the USS Idaho working with the 14” guns in the powder magazines until decommissioned, then on the USS Massachusetts until honorably discharged in 1948. Three weeks later married his high school sweetheart, Nadine (Dean) and moved to Nokomis, FL. They were married 66 years before her passing in 2014. He worked as a carpenter then opened a donut shop in Venice called the Spudnut Shop. Later opened Bestway Sales TV & Repair in Nokomis until retirement. A charter member of Lakeside Lutheran Church in Venice. Avid outdoorsman and sportsman, member of the Lions Club, Little League coach, Boy Scout Leader and very active, over 18 years, with Sarasota K9 Search and Rescue (SSAR). Surviving family members include daughter Cynthia O’Neill (Randy) of Nokomis, son Mark Stulgis of Venice; sister Mary Walters (Bill) of Kissimmee; grandson Chris Perz (Christy) of Nokomis; granddaughters Angela Paret (Keith) of Myakka City, Carly Hilton (Nigel) of Venice, and 6 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Farley Funeral Home, 265 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice on Saturday, May 11th at 4:00pm. A ceremony at the National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota on Wednesday June 5th at 11:00am. Memorial donations may be made to SSAR, P.O. Box 51446, Sarasota, FL 34232.

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Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm

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Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Time: 11:00 am


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Born: August 19, 1927
Died: April 26, 2019

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Kristi O. Nelson posted on 5/10/19

I remember many happy times shared with The Stulgis family when they lived close to the Nokomis Volunteer Fire Dept growing up. It seemed like a real long drive to get to their house from our Venice beach house. But our families were really close. I look forward to our great gathering in Heaven, when our Lord Jesus returns. God's peace be upon his family during this time of sorrow. Shalom. -KONelson


Mark McClain posted on 5/3/19

I remember your dad very well. What a loving and caring man he was to all who knew him. May the joy of the resurrection of Jesus give you peace and comfort.


Earl Midlam posted on 4/30/19

I have many fond memories of Bill, and remember how much he liked to help out. Our condolences to the family.


Kathy Nelson posted on 4/27/19

Bill Stulgis was a wonderful man who was an old family friend. He never failed to brighten the day with his smile, and willingness to help out. My parents, Fern and Glenn Nelson, treasured his friendship very much. Heaven in always enriched when a good man goes home to glory, but he is forever loved and missed by the many left behind. Might our Lord Jesus give comfort, love, and strength to his beloved family members, and to all who knew and admired him.