Donald Stoks

April 29, 1928-April 18, 2013

MADISON – Services for Donald Stoks, 84, are at 11 a.m. today at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Madison. Burial is in St. Cyril Cemetery in Taunton. Visitation continues before services at the church. The funeral arrangements were made by the Zahrbock Funeral Home in Madison.

Donald died April 18, 2013, at the Sanford Canby Sylvan Court.

Donald Victor Stoks was born on April 29, 1928, to William and Madeline (Tramaseur) in Amiret. He was baptized and confirmed at Holy Redeemer Church in Marshall.

Donnie and Rita Coquyt were united in marriage on June 6, 1950, in St. Edwards Catholic Church in Minneota. They farmed near Taunton and the Canby area. Donnie farmed until 1970. He then worked and managed cement companies in Canby, Madison and Dawson. After his retirement he enjoyed helping his sons at SMI in Porter and also enjoyed being with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In life, Donnie enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, collecting caps and dancing.

He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Madison. He served his church as an usher and was a member of Knights of Columbus.

Donnie is survived by his wife Rita, his children and their spouses: Larry and Helen Stoks of Porter, Chuck and Peggy Stoks of Webster, S.D., Dave and Deb Stoks of Porter, Doug and Sharon Stoks of Sioux Falls, S.D., Jim and Judy Stoks of Porter, Gary and Vickie Stoks of Canby, Bob and Tammy Stoks of Shakopee, Joe and Angie Stoks of Canby and Dean and Jane Stoks of Porter; 25 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, five step grandchildren and seven step great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy Cull of Hartland, Wis., Mary and Francis Van Hecke of Minneota, and Lorraine and Hank Goblish of Marshall; brothers Vincent and LaVonne Stoks of Cottonwood, Dick and Jeanette Stoks of Shakopee; brother-in-law Jim and Janie Coquyt of Milroy; sister-in-law Marie Stoks of Marshall; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Madeline; sisters Margaret and Larry Cull, Frances and Cyril Vanden Broecke, brothers Hank Stoks, Harold and Donna Stoks, William Stoks in infancy, brothers-in-law Tom Cull, Ray and Marie Coquyt and Wally Coquyt.

Blessed be his memory.