Oakley J StockdaleFebruary 4, 1931 ~ December 8, 2017 (age 86)
Oakley J. Stockdale, 86, of Ostrander, MN, died on Friday, December 8, 2017, at Ostrander Care and Rehab.
Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, at United Lutheran Church in Chester, IA, with Pastor Dan Christensen officiating. Burial will be in Bloomfield Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm on Tuesday, December 12, at the Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy, MN, and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.
Oakley Joseph Stockdale was born in York Township, Fillmore County, MN, on February 4, 1931, son of Lee J. and Hannah T. (Thoreson) Stockdale on the farm his father purchased in 1928. After graduating from LeRoy-Ostrander High School, Oakley attended Luther College for 1 year. Oakley aspired to be a CPA, but came home to help on his parents’ farm. He lived on and farmed this same farm in Fillmore County his entire life. On July 7, 1954, he was united in marriage to Beverly Larson at Bloomfield Lutheran Church. Oakley was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church. He was a quiet loving father and an honorable conservative businessman. Oakley enjoyed competing in softball and horseshoes. He loved to tinker and create small keepsakes out of wood.
He is survived by his children Todd Oakley (Patty) Stockdale and Gaye Stockdale, 7 grandchildren Danielle Stockdale, Cordell (Kayla) Stockdale, Warren (Amy) Weismann, Anne (Josh) Gathje, Reed Hansen, Chelsea (Clayton Roy) Rich, and Sarah (Patrick) Grobe, and 9 great grandchildren.
Oakley was preceded in death by his parents, wife Beverly on January 1, 2005, and his sisters Helen Stockdale, Laurel Hedges, and Orene Miller.
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