Daniel Ernest Stocker, 80, of Grayling, MI passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 11, 2022.
Daniel was born on March 10, 1942 in Pontiac, MI to Ernest and Helen (Reed) Stocker.
Daniel married Ruth A Watts on August 4, 1962. The two of them just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Dan and Ruth had three children together. Daniel (Jessica) Stocker Jr., Suzanne (James) Harmon, and Dennis Stocker. Dan retired from General Motors as a Millwright/Welder. He was known for always being able to build, or fix anything.
Dan loved his time with his beloved wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He enjoyed his time spent on his Kubota tractor cleaning up his yard, with his side kick Patches next to him. Dan loved the St. Mary’s River, in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Dan, and Ruth had a boat up there for many years. Dan could name all the freighters on the Great Lakes, and assigned each of his grandchildren a 1,000 footer to watch for. His favorite was the Alpena freighter because it was built the same year he was born. Dan was a volunteer firefighter in Mayville, MI. Had a strong faith in Jesus Christ, and served as an Elder for many years at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, in Grayling.
Daniel is survived by his wife, Ruth A. (Watts) Stocker; his three children, seven grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 11:00 am at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church in Grayling, MI. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am.
Arrangements entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.