Obit: Stoker, Ray (1881 – 1967)


Surnames: Stoker, Goessling, Barfknecht, Devine, Tietsch, Hoeper, Parker, Winter, Kuester, Newcomb, De'Marce

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 29 Jun 1967

Stoker, Ray (1 AUG 1881 – 24 JUN 1967)

Funeral services for a former Owen (Clark Co., Wis.) resident, Ray Stoker, 85, were held Tuesday afternoon, June 27 at the Hoeper and Kraut Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Goessling of the United Church of Christ, Owen, officiated, with burial being made at Riverside Cemetery, Withee.

Pallbearers were Carl Barfknecht, James Devine, Harold Tietsch, Fred Hoeper and Harold Parker.

Mr. Stoker died Saturday the 24th of June, 1967 in Granton at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arno Winter, with whom he had resided.

Mr. Stoker was born August 1, 1881, at Neillsville, and had been employed in Owen until 1933, when he moved to Waukesha. He then worked in wood County, and then as maintenance many at William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa. For the past year, Mr. Stoker had made his home with his daughter.

His married to Clara Kuester, who preceded him in death in 1933, took place at Withee in 1905. In 1945 he married Mrs. Bessie De'Marce, who survives.

Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Arno (Nina) Winter, Granton; and Mrs. Ellen Newcomb, Delta, Iowa; two brothers, Leighton, North Hollywood, California, and Vern of Richey, Montana; six grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

A stepson preceded him in death.



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