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Richard "Dick" James Stoks
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Obituary for Richard "Dick" James Stoks

Richard “Dick” J. Stoks, age 76 of Shakopee passed away from cancer on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Dick was born in Porter, Minnesota, on June 28, 1941 to William Stoks and Madeleine Tramaseur. He was the youngest of 11 children. Dick graduated from Minneota Senior High School. As a young adult, Dick worked construction for his brother Henry and then attended the Gale Institute for Mechanical Drafting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dick and Jeanette Marie Winter were childhood friends, living down the road from one another, and then high school sweethearts. Dick and Jeanette were married on January 18, 1960 at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Minneota.
Dick worked as a draftsman in Minneapolis, Red Wing and Rochester, Minnesota, before moving his family to Shakopee, Minnesota, in 1966. There Dick continued work as a draftsman and eventually worked for Baker Pools selling and designing swimming pools. He later started his own company, Olympic Pools. Dick was a very active member of the community and a member of many clubs in town, including the Shakopee Lions Club, Jaycees, and Knights of Columbus. He also served on the Park & Recreation Board, as a Cub Scout Master, and Trustee for the Parish of St. Mark and the Parish of Saints Joachim and Anne.
Dick is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette; sons, Jeff (Peggy), Dan (Kelly) and Greg; grandchildren, Jenna (Brian) Ragsdale, Allison (Chris) Grieger and Rachel, Jessilyn and Justin, Emily and Madison; great-grandchildren, Micah, Sarah, Elijah, Gracie and Ella Ragsdale and Cameron Grieger; siblings, Dorothy Cull, Mary (Francis) Van Hecke, Vincent (LaVonne), Lorraine (Hank) Goblish; sister-in-law, Rita; many, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Madeleine; siblings, Margaret Cull, Henry, Harold, Frances Vanden Broecke, Donald and Willie.


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Visitation

Sunday

8

Apr

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation

1220 3rd Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379

A time to tell and share stories will begin at 3:30 PM on Sunday.

Visitation

Monday

9

Apr

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Saints Joachim & Anne in the Church of St. Mark

350 South Atwood Street
Shakopee, MN 55379

Service

Monday

9

Apr

11:00 AM
Saints Joachim & Anne in the Church of St. Mark

350 South Atwood Street
Shakopee, MN 55379

Presiding is the Reverend Erik Lundgren. Dick's grandchildren will serve as pallbearers and serving as honorary pallbearers is Bud Kopitski, Bob Schneider, Bob Bergs, Gene Steinhaus, Fred Jurewicz, Dick Erickson, Willy Rein, Jerry Dircks, Mark Luce, Homer Guimond and Stan Von Bokern.

Cemetery Details

Location

Catholic Cemetery

803 10th Avenue West
Shakopee , MN 55379

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