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Robert Stoerkel Sr.

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Robert Stoerkel Sr. Obituary
Robert (Edward) Lee Stoerkel Sr., 84, left for his heavenly home on December 4, 2010. He was born on March 30, 1926 in Houston, Texas to Charles Henry and Olivia Elizabeth (Guy) Stoerkel, being one of 11 children. A twelfth child, a girl, was stillborn. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruby Lee (Cargle) Stoerkel; sons Robert E. Lee Jr. and wife Firmine, and Donald Glenn and wife Audry; daughter, Linda Sue Traylor and husband Sammy; sisters: Esther Charlene Martin and Mildred Irene Oldham; brother, Fred Walter Stoerkel and wife Ruth; 13 nieces, 15 nephews, 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Elizabeth Ruth, Margaret Olivia, and Betty Loraine; brothers: John Henry, Carl William, August Martin, and Arthur Leroy. Robert was a Marine Corp veteran, having served during WWII in the Pacific theater, seeing action at Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands, and the occupation of Japan in Nagasaki. During his long life, he worked as a milk delivery man, delivery and office man for Gould's Laundry & Cleaners, a freight delivery man for Railway Express Agency, and a mixer driver for Parker Brothers Cement. He was a devout Lutheran (Missouri Synod) and served in many capacities in the Church. The family wished to thank Drs. John T. Paulsel, Bernardo Treistman, S.F. Harley, and Charles A. Garcia, day nurse Isabel Falcon, and those at Methodist Hospital, Healthsouth Long Term Acute Care, Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Park Manor Cypress Station Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation for the care and concern shown for our loved one over the years, especially the past 10 months. Visitation will be Thursday, December 9th from 6-8pm at Brookside Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 12:30pm, Friday, December 10th at Brookside Chapel of Chimes. Interment will follow in Brookside Memorial Park. Dinner and fellowship following interment will be at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 215 Rittenhouse, Houston, TX. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial donation to the , Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Houston, the Lutheran church of your choice, or your chosen charity.


Published in Houston Chronicle on Dec. 9, 2010
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