Stoeckmann, Gary Gene 73

Gary Gene Stoeckmann was born in Glencoe, Minnesota on September 18, 1947, to Ernst and Martha (Schmitz) Stoeckmann. He grew up in Glencoe and graduated High School in 1965. As a youth he worked often on Aunts and Uncles farms, helping mostly with field work, this was a special time for him and he grew very close to his relatives. After military service he did various jobs, one of witch was working for the Milwaukee Rail Road. He then worked for Minnesota Mining in Hutchinson for 21 years. Most recently he was employed as a machine operator for 14 years and has enjoyed the past 9 years in retirement.
Gary had many hobbies he enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking nature walks, going to the coffee shop, trips up North, Itasca being a favorite. Most of all he was a kind and loving husband to Linnell, caring, compassionate and so much more.
Gary passed away at the Buffalo Hospital on February 24, 2021. He had reached the age of 73 years, 5 months, and 6 days. Survivors include his wife Linnell of Cokato, Siblings: Pat (Roger) Donnay of Elk River, Beth Schlauderaff of Litchfield, Barb (Dick) Maass of Glencoe, and Greg (Patti) Stoeckmann of Farmington. Sister in Law Gay Ewald of Egan, special nephew Tony (Tabitha) Benton. Many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents Ernst and Martha and Brother in Law John Schlauderaff.

There will be a memorial service on at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato. Coved 19 precautions will be observed (face coverings must be worn, social distancing will be observed)