Donald B. ‘Don’ Stocks
Donald B. “Don” Stocks, age 87, of Oconomowoc, passed away peacefully at Shorehaven on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Don is survived by his loving wife, Judy, of 37 years; children James Stocks, David Stocks, Patricia (John) Bandkowski, Sharon (Fred) Meyers, Valerie (Mike) Sheehan, Gary Stocks, Candy (Lee) Meyer, Bruce Stocks and Donna (Cass) Kuzba; step-children Scott and Michael Roberts; 20 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; and siblings Robert Stocks, David Stocks and Helen Schafer. Don is also survived by his dog and best pal, “Cookie,” along with many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hadley and Leona Stocks; son Doug Stocks; sister Betty Stocks; and daughter-in-law Myrna Stocks.
Don was a World War II Navy veteran and served on the USS A.E. General Anderson. He retired at age 54 from Consolidated Freightways as a truck driver and lived in Florida for 24 years before returning to Wisconsin in 2005. Don enjoyed gardening, traveling and playing euchre with his family. Don’s smile will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him.
A celebration of Don’s life will be held in the 3rd floor chapel at Shorehaven Health and Rehab, 1305 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc, on Sunday, October 11, at 3:00 PM, followed by military honors. Visitation will begin at 2:00 PM. Service will be officiated by chaplain Nick Slater. Don will be laid to rest at Delafield Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Don’s name to Shorehaven Health and Rehab or to the Service League Tree of Love at Shorehaven.
Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.