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Orlin ‘Pete’ Stockman, 88, of Glencoe

Orlin “Pete” Stockman, 88, of Glencoe, formerly of Plato, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, Feb. 28, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Plato with the Rev. Brian Brosz officiating. Diane Anderson was the organist. Soloist Bob Becker sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “Borning Cry,” “Amazing Grace” and “On Eagle’s Wings.”
Urn bearer was Tony Stockman. Military honors were by Plato American Legion Post 641. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Orlin “Pete” Alfred Stockman was born Aug. 23, 1928, in Glencoe, the son of Alfred and Annie (Olson) Stockman. He was baptized as an infant on Oct. 7, 1928, by the Rev. Eyrich, and was confirmed in his faith as a youth on Aug. 23, 1942, by the Rev. Bunge, both at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Plato. He received his education in Glencoe and was a graduate of the Glencoe High School class of 1948. He furthered his education by attending the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, receiving a degree in agriculture. He entered active military service in the U.S. Army on Jan. 24, 1951, and served his country in Germany. He received an honorable discharge on Dec. 23, 1952.
On April 13, 1951, he was united in marriage to Marlys Kamann at St. John’s United Church of Christ Church in Bongards. The couple made their home in Plato, and their marriage was blessed with three children, Steven, Deborah and Michael. The couple shared nearly 48 years of marriage before Mrs. Stockman’s death on March 31, 1999.
After Mr. Stockman’s military service, he worked at Selchow Hardware in Plato. He also worked as a manager at the Hamburg Co-op Association in Hamburg and the Lester Prairie Co-op in Lester Prairie. He was a lifelong member of  St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Plato. He also served as the mayor of Plato, was a member of the Plato American Legion Post 641, the Plato Fire Department and the Plato Lions Club for over 30 years, having received the Melvin Jones Award.
Mr. Stockman enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, bowling, playing cards, and the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. He adored his grandchildren and loved to attend their school and sports activities, cherishing the time he could spend with family.
He is survived by his daughter, Deborah (George) Patch of Annandale; son, Michael (Brenda) Stockman of Plato; grandchildren, Shane (Sarah) Patch of Annandale, Tanya Patch (significant other David Wright) of Moorhead, Brian (Heather) Stockman of Silver Lake and Katlin Stockman of Glencoe; great-grandchildren, Cooper Patch, Cole Patch, Brodye Patch, Maggie Blair and Bentley Stockman; siblings, Howard (Mavis) Stockman of Green Isle, Loren (Barb) Stockman of Norwood Young America, Ruth Brelje of Parkers Prairie, Donna Schmidt of Glencoe and Harris Stockman of Pine River; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marjorie Stockman of Plato, Cheryl Kamann of Waconia, Donna (Lloyd) Frank of Norwood Young America, Bonnie (Harold) Templin of Glencoe and Eugene (Judy) Kamann of Bongards; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Annie Stockman; wife, Marlys Stockman; son, Steven Stockman; brother, Richard Stockman; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Herbert Brelje, Donald Schmidt, Barb Stockman and Virgil Kamann.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.