Rev. William K. Stockman, age 90, of the Alexandria area and most recently Long Prairie, died on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Janesville.
A funeral service was held on Monday, August 3, 2020, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Interment was at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Garfield.
William Kenneth Stockman was born on October 10, 1929, in Rabbit Lake Township, Crow Wing County, Minnesota to Lydia Leena (Eschenbacher) and William Frederick Stockman. He was baptized on October 27, 1929, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Iron Hub and confirmed in 1943, at Zion Lutheran Church, Brainerd. He attended K-8th grade in Brainerd, and then Concordia Academy in St. Paul where he graduated in 1948. He attended Concordia College in St. Paul and graduated in 1950. He attended Concordia Senior College and then Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated in 1955. William married Wilma Constantina Augusta Kazeck on July 9, 1955, at Zion Lutheran Church in Little Falls.
William served as pastor at churches in Idaho, Oregon, and Minnesota. After he retired, he and his wife Wilma moved to a home they built on Lake Vermont, rural Parkers Prairie. After many years of enjoying their home on the lake they moved into a home in Garfield. William enjoyed fishing, golfing and serving many church vacancies in the area.
His wife of 59 years, Wilma died on October 28, 2014. William then reacquainted with an old friend, Gwen Lemke. They were united in marriage and lived in Long Prairie. They enjoyed their time together and with declining health, they transitioned to Meadow Place Assisted Living in the memory care unit, where Gwen continues to live.
William is survived by his wife, Gwen of Long Prairie; three children, Jan (George) Sater of Maple Grove, Reed (Jan) Stockman of Morris, and Wade (Eugenia) Stockman of Janesville; five grandchildren, Dillion Stockman, Addie (Jakob) Lehrke, Joshua Stockman, Joey Stockman and Darsie Stockman; two great-grandchildren, Brooksten and Shepard Lehrke; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements provided by Lind Family Funeral & Cremation Services, for additional information go to www.lindfamilyfh.com