Ethel 'Elaine' Stockdale — Ostrander
Funeral services for Ethel Elaine Stockdale will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander, with Pastor Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will take place in Bennington Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at the church and also one hour prior to the service. Hindt Funeral Home of Spring Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Ethel "Elaine" Stockdale, 97 of Ostrander, died Friday Oct. 3, 2014, at Ostrander Care and Rehab in Ostrander, where she had resided for 2 years.
Ethel "Elaine" Stockdale was born Sept. 19, 1917, in Spring Valley, to Fred & Ethel (Hultquist) Loucks. She graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1936. On Sept. 1, 1937, Elaine married Dale Stockdale at her parents' home in Spring Valley. She loved making quilts, which she made for every family member, sewing, gardening, canning and traveling. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Ladies aid circle, Do-day quilting, BI Club, and Grange and Golden Circle Senior Citizens.
Elaine is survived by her four children, Janelle (Wayne) Thorson of Spring Valley, Kenneth (Diane) Stockdale of Grand Meadow, Karen (Donald) Tapp of Waverly, Neb., and Juliene (David) Brady of Stewartville; 18 grandchildren: Pamela Thorson (Mark) Sinning, Debbie Thorson (Robert) Sanford, Peggy Thorson (Patrick) Davis, Connie Thorson (Blaine) Moe, Wendy Stockdale (Leroy) Johnson, Vicky Stockdale (Gene) Dornick, Marcy Stockdale (Thomas) Lisota, John (JoRae) Stockdale, Cathy Stockdale (Shawn) Nagel, Tony (Shelby) Stockdale, Nancy Stockdale (Amos) Huntley, LeaAnn Tapp (Ronald) Moore, Brenda Tapp (Daniel) Bornemeier, Dorie Tapp (Todd) Memming, Adam Brady(Michelle)Morgan , Mitchiel Brady, Steven Brady, Erick Brady; 57 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; sister, Merle Sample of Mesa, Ariz.; and sisters-in-law, Gladys Loucks of Stewartville, and Anna Stockdale of Rochester.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Ethel, husband, Dale, 66 years of marriage, and brothers, George, Gordon, Donald.