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Martha Stoeckmann, 89, of Glencoe

Martha Stoeckmann
Martha “Moxie” Stoeckmann, 89, of Glencoe, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Memorial services were held Friday, May 27, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Robert Nowak officiating. Marjorie Hemmann was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Take My Hand and Lead Me,” “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “Amazing Grace.”
Urn bearers were Chris Donnay, Ryan Donnay, Michael Schlauderaff, Ben Schlauderaff, Adam Maass, Ethan Maass and Erick Stoeckmann.
Interment was in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Martha “Moxie” Marie Emma Stoeckmann was born Sept. 29, 1926, in Plato, the daughter of Henry and Dorthea (Ritter) Schmidt. She was baptized as an infant on Oct. 17, 1926, by the Rev. R. Zwintscher at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, Glencoe, and was confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 17, 1940, by the Rev. Alfred Streufert at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
On Dec. 1, 1945, she was united in marriage to Ernie Stoeckmann at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. The couple made their first home in Alexandria for a few years before settling in Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with five children, Gary, Patricia, Beth, Barbara and Greg.
After returning to Glencoe, the Stoeckmanns opened Ernie’s Grocery and Café, where she became well known for her hamburgers and chili. In 1969, the couple acquired the Glencoe Dairy Queen. After Mr. Stoeckmann passed away in 1985, Mrs. Stoeckmann continued running the Dairy Queen until she retired in 1987. Her faith was a very important part of her life, and she was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Mrs. Stoeckmann had a smile for everyone she met. She loved to cook, bake, take walks and read. She worked hard, but always put her family first. Even though she worked long days, she had a meal prepared for her family each night. She truly cared for others and took time to show kindness and love to family, friends and strangers.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Gary and Linnel Stoeckmann of Cokato, Pat and Roger Donnay of Elk River, Beth and John Schlauderaff of Litchfield, Barb and Dick Maass of Glencoe and Greg and Patti Stoeckmann of Farmington; grandchildren, Kelly (Todd) Stauffer, Chris (Ranea) Donnay, Ryan (Sara) Donnay, Martha (Kelly) Duclos, Michael (Jennifer) Schlauderaff, Ben (Maggie) Schlauderaff, Adam Maass and special friend Jamie Mickolichek, Abby Maass and special friend Darren O’Donnell, Ashley (Quentin) Grochow, Ethan Maass, Emily Stoeckmann and her fiancé Ben Theis, and Erick Stoeckmann; many great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Wilma Schmidt of Glencoe and Victor and Harriet Schmidt of Hutchinson; sister, Anna Ulrich of Hutchinson; sisters-in-law, Ruth Kruschke of Lester Prairie, Adela Lucht of Glencoe, Marie Hebiesen of Glencoe and Erna Panning of Norwood Young America; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Dorthea Schmidt; husband, Ernie Stoeckmann; and siblings, Henry Schmidt, Fred Schmidt, Carl Schmidt, Emily Bergman, Dorothy Vollmer, Herman Schmidt and Wally Schmidt.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.