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Earl Stocker

By Ellis Codjoe, April 02, 2018

Earl Eugene Stocker, 87, of Carlisle, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 12:05 a.m. April 1, 2018 at Carlisle Center for Wellness & Rehabilitation.

He was born November 16, 1930 in Ottumwa to Eugene and Fern Wheaton Stocker.  He married Bonnie L. Smith on December 3, 1951.

Earl was a graduate of Ottumwa High School and Northeast Missouri State College.  He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.

Earl was a machinist and plant supervisor.

He was a member of the Eddyville Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M.

Surviving is his wife, Bonnie; his children, Cathie (David) Yakum of Des Moines, Cindy (Jim) Lasky of Liberty, MO, Phillip Earl Stocker of Simi Valley CA, 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a brother, Glenn Stocker of Ottumwa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter and a brother, Richard Stocker.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor  Jon Disburg officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.

Visitation with the family present will be one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Kindred Hospice, 5399 Chimra Rd., Panora, IA 50216

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