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Donald H. Stockman

June 28, 2019

Rossville—Donald H. Stockman, 79, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019 at his Rossville home.
He was born April 12, 1940 at Wamego, the 10th of 13 children to Francis and Martha Boelens Stockman. He was raised in the Sandy Hook Community, and graduated from Rossville High School in 1959.
Don worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Topeka. He and his wife Marilene owned and operated Swirly Top and Stockman Mobile Home Park both in Rossville. Don owned Stockman Landscaping. He was member of Lakeside Baptist Church in Silver Lake, and the United Rubber Workers Union. He was a past member of the Rossville Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Leo, Tom, Ted, Harold, Pat, Regina and Joe; a son, Randy Stockman and a great-grandson, John Charles Johnson.
On September 10, 1960 he was united in marriage to Marilene Pendelton in St. Marys. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Jared (Darci) Stockman, Hoyt; two daughters, Katherine Stockman and Marty (Bobby) Johnson all of Rossville; three brothers, Bob Stockman, Lyndon, Hank Stockman, Emmett and Phil Stockman, Topeka; two sisters, Betty Hazard ,Ozawkie and Frances Carlson, Minnesota; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A Memorial visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Monday, July 1, 2019 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. To leave online condolences please go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.

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17 thoughts on “Donald H. Stockman

  1. Our sympathy to the family. Don, along with Marilene were forever helpful & friendly to those who knew them. God bless.

  2. Marilene and family
    So sorry to hear of Don’s passing away. He was such a great guy and kept his wonderful sense of humor even with everything going on.

  3. Dear Marilene & Family

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Don’s passing! I will miss the visits we shared while I was at the house providing his hair care! You both have a special place in my heart! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers! He will be missed by so many!

  4. Our prayers and sympathy to you, Marilene and your family. He was quite a guy, my next door neighbor in Sandy Hook, and spent many hours riding the school bus home when we were in grade school. Kinda got in trouble once in a while. May your memories sustain you. Karen and Jim Mulligan

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Always cherish those wonderful memories! Love and God Bless all of you.

  6. Jared, Darci, & Family – I am so sorry to read about your dad passing away!! I have a lot of fond memories of him during our girls softball seasons!! Chris & I always enjoyed visiting with him & your mom. He always had some interesting stories to share!

  7. Sorry to hear of the loss of a great man blessings and pray’s to you Marilene and family. I got to know you both from having you as my landlord. In Rossville at the trailer park. And all my times as a youngster and adult coming into the Swirly Top to eat or get ice cream. Especially if Don was there and i’d get an ice cream cone. He ‘d see me and say you better hurry up and get to eating that before it melt’s all over you.

  8. Marilene & Family,
    I was so sorry to learn of Don’s passing and extend my sincere sympathy to you and your family. I so admired him and especially you in the way that you took such good care of him after his strokes. You were one of a kind to do that and Don really looked up to you when he talked about that very thing. The biggest thing I remember from him was playing basketball together with Jerry Perry and you 2 big guys gave a lot of players a big headache in the way you played. I still tell people about it. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Everybody who knew Don will miss him. He is now resting in peace

  9. Marilene, I was so very sad to see that Don had passed. I remember vividly, assessing Don after his stroke. Unfortunately, it seems we all became family there for a time. I have always admired the fortitude you have packed into your tiny frame. You willed that sweet man back to being a mobile, functional person. I’ve never seen anything like it in my 25 years as a therapist. I always enjoyed seeing you two; that twinkle in Don’s eye, even though seeing you meant that he wasn’t feeling well. I am sending love and light as you get through this difficult time.

  10. We are sad to hear of Don’s passing. He gave us joy. He will be missed. We send love and prayers to all of the family.

  11. Marilene, so sorry to read about Don. Oh my what fun we use to have. Don was big guy with a heart of gold. Sending prayers to you and the kids. Jan

  12. Dear Marlene and family, Gee, it has been a long time since I have seen you…I know, years, as I always knew you as TD…I am so sorry to hear of Don’s death and am praying for your comfort and peace. I pray your wonderful, happy memories will always keep him near.

  13. Please accept my sympathies. He was my neighbor during childhood and a friend during my life time.

    Bob Hoferer, JR

  14. Marilene,
    My heart goes out to you at this time. you have my prayers.
    I will always remember Don’s great since of humor.
    Thank God for the memories.
    A St Francis Friend ,
    Bev Meredith

  15. Marilene….I extend my deep, deep sympathy to you at this time of Dons sudden death….It was so nice to see you and visit with you both Tuesday…We just never know……You guys have always been a very special couple… love and peace…Charlotte Kling

  16. Marilene & Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Don was unique in many ways – one was his huge curly mustache, which I’d tease him when he’d come into my shop for a haircut that I’d “trim” it for him & he never let me even get close to it! But just like that, he always had a teasing personality, a funny little story or something ornery that he’d say or do. He will be missed. We’re glad we had the opportunity to have been part of his life. We’re keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers. May He Rest In Peace & God Speed……

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