Oakley Stockdale, 86


Feb. 4, 1931 —
Dec. 8, 2017
Ostrander, MINN. - Oakley J. Stockdale, age 86, of Ostrander, Minn., died on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Ostrander Care and Rehab.
The funeral services were be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at United Lutheran Church in Chester, Iowa, with Pastor Dan Christensen officiating. Burial will be in Bloomfield Lutheran Cemetery.
Oakley Joseph Stockdale was born in York Township, Fillmore County, Minn., on Feb. 4, 1931, the son of Lee J. and Hannah T. (Thoreson) Stockdale, on the farm his father purchased in 1928. After graduating from LeRoy-Ostrander High School, he attended Luther College for one year. 
Oakley aspired to be a CPA but came home to help on his parents’ farm. He lived on and farmed this same land in Fillmore County his entire life. On July 7, 1954, he was united in marriage to Beverly Larson at Bloomfield Lutheran Church. He was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church. He was a quiet, loving father and an honorable, conservative businessman. Oakley enjoyed competing in softball and horseshoes. He loved to tinker and create small keepsakes out of wood.
He is survived by his children, Todd Oakley (Patty) Stockdale and Gaye Stockdale; seven grandchildren, Danielle Stockdale, Cordell (Kayla) Stockdale, Warren (Amy) Weismann, Anne (Josh) Gathje, Reed Hansen, Chelsea (Clayton Roy) Rich, and Sarah (Patrick) Grobe; and nine great-grandchildren. 
Oakley was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Beverly on Jan. 1, 2005; and his sisters, Helen Stockdale, Laurel Hedges and Orene Miller. 
Online condolences may be left at www.hindt funeralhomes.com.

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