Stockmeier, Rev. Leonard
Reverend Leonard Frederick Paul Stockmeier, of Tucson, AZ, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, and loyal friend, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in Tucson, AZ. He was born on May 11, 1925, in Sheboygan, WI, to his father, Frederick Christoph Stockmeier, and mother, Zilla (Rodewald) Stockmeier. The youngest of five children, Leonard learned German in the family home and attended White Trail Elementary School in Newton and Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, WI. He attended Mission House (now Lakeland) College and Seminary, receiving his Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1950. While a seminary student, he met and dated Alice Paschen, Professor of English and Dean of Women. Alice was a daughter of William and Marie (Rice) Paschen. They were married on June 17, 1950, in Kaukauna, WI. Leonard was ordained and installed as a minister of the Word and Sacraments in 1950 at Campbellsport, WI, Evangelical and Reformed Church. He also served a pastorate at Hosmer, SD (Reformed Church, USA). In 1957, he attended Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI, for one year and was ordained and installed in the Colton Christian Reformed Church, Colton SD, in 1958. Other pastorates in the CRC included Sheboygan, WI, Phoenix, AZ, Corsica, SD, and Prairie City, IA. He retired from the pastorate to Tucson in 1987. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Gail Frances (Stockmeier) and Harvey Jansen; a son and daughter-in-law, Craig Allen and Grazyna (Rajkowska). He is also survived by grandchildren Aaron and Mikala Jansen, Mark and Katrina Jansen, Alex and Katie Jansen, Michael Jansen, Cameron Stockmeier, Joel Stockmeier, Scott and Alison Marie (Stockmeier) Poling, and Thomas Rajkowski, and beloved great granddaughters Kaila, Dakota and Abigail Poling, Amara Jansen and Payton Jansen and great grandson Levi Jansen. He is survived by sister Ruth (Stockmeier) Hopkins, sister-in-law Frances Paschen, nephew Jim and Sharon Rammer, nephew John Rammer, nephew James and Pat Heinz, niece Phyllis (Heinz) and Jan Walker, niece Joyce Lorfeld, nephew John and Patty Lorfeld, nieces Janet (Hopkins) and Don Vogt and Sharon (Hopkins) and Ken Tienor, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Florence (Stockmeier) and Allyn Heinz and Althea (Stockmeier) and Herbert Lorfeld, brother Reinhold and Grace Stockmeyer, nephew Daniel Stockmeyer, and brother-in-law Warren Hopkins. The family will greet relatives and friends at Salem Ebenezer Reformed Church, 7411 Center Rd. Manitowoc, WI 54220 (former address: 6425 CTY TRK C, Town of Newton, WI) on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9 to 10:45 a.m. The funeral service will be held at the church at 11:00 a.m., Jan. 19. Rev. Kyle Sorensen will officiate with burial to follow at St. John's Ebenezer Reformed Church Cemetery in the nearby town of Centerville. Also, a memorial service will be held at Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church in Tucson, AZ, on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. Gifts in his memory may be given to Desert Christian Schools in Tucson, AZ and The Back to God Hour in Palos Heights, IL. Soli Deo Gloria! The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Cremation Center, North 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc, WI, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.