Willis Milton STOESZ

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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I am saddened to hear of Dr. Stoesz's passing and I along with other WSU Alumni send sincere condolences to the family. Willis was an incredible teacher with a special gift that made his class very memorable. I will always remember him and the great person he was.
Greg Patton
Springboro, Ohio

Dear Sarah,
Please know you are in my thoughts.
May your happy memories of your Father help you through this most difficult time.
Take special care...

Dear Dee,
I am so sorry about your loss. I will always remember our experiences together at Grace with fondness and gratitude.

I took a course in Eastern Religions from Dr. Stoesz at WSU. I only took the class because it was required of me as a Religion major, so I had no idea what a wonderful experience it would be. Dr. Stoesz's enthusiasm and his deeply inquisitive mind made us all better students, prodding us to expand our thinking and intellectual pursuits. His passion for teaching, and inspiring his students was remarkable. I was fortunate to have been able to take a class from him. My condolences to the...

Dee and family, we are sorry to hear about dear Bill. What a great life and a legacy of so many lives he touched, with his brilliant mind, gentle spirit and devotion to doing good! We are forever thankful for our time together in Dayton and the many ways you and he made our community a better place to live. Lois and I hold you in our prayers.
Larry and Lois Ramey

I remember well taking one of Dr. Stoesz's classes (the survey of Eastern Religions) back around 1975 or '76 when I was an undergrad. He was an excellent teacher (in the company of other excellent teachers in the Religion Department at Wright State). In those days, I was having a hard time deciding on a major; just about all I knew for sure was that I was attracted to the liberal arts. I ultimately decided on English for my major, because I clearly belonged in the "word business";...

We are so sorry for your loss - you have always been in our hearts since your days at Grace Methodist in Dayton. With love, the Szabo family


Willis's Obituaries

News Death NoticeSTOESZ, Willis Milton 81, of St Paul, died May 2, 2012. Born 11/20/1930, to Peter Stoesz Jr. and Anna Wall Stoesz, he grew up in Mt. Lake, MN as a member of Bethel Mennonite Church. German was his first language. A professor of comparative religion, with degrees from the...

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