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Floyd Stockwell, 91, formerly of Ellsworth and Red Wing

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Floyd Stockwell died April 30, 2009 at Falcon Lake Nursing Home, Zapata, Texas after a battle with lung cancer and atherosclerosis.

Floyd was born Feb. 13, 1918 in Ellsworth, Wis. He served in the United States Army Air Corps from August 1941 until his honorable discharge as a Staff Sergeant, Nov. 1945. Serving as an airplane mechanic in England and France, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Ribbon and the American Theater Service Medal.

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After his discharge he lived in Red Wing before being married to Kathrine Soderholm on November 8, 1946 and moving to Renton, Wash. He returned to Ellsworth in 1949 and then settled in Racine, Wis. in 1951 until his retirement. After the death of Kathrine in 1960 he married Norma Jean Robinson (Jesmer) on Feb. 22, 1964 and was married to her until her death in 2003.

Floyd worked as an auto mechanic, construction worker and then worked at the former American Motors Corp. in Kenosha, Wis. from 1959 until his retirement in 1978. After retirement he moved to Crivitz, Wis. then to Zapata in 1984

Floyd was an avid reader and would play cribbage at every opportunity. He was a lifetime member of the VFW (post 7768, Zapata) and the American Legion.

Preceded in death by wife Kathrine (Soderholm); second wife Norma Jean (Jesmer); father Clayton; mother Lulu; sisters Blanche, Faye and Georgieanna; brothers Gordon and Edward; and step-son Wendell Jesmer.

He is survived by son William (fiancée Laurie) of Fort Atkinson, Wis. and daughter Carla of Racine, Wis.; step daughter-in-law Linda Jesmer; grandsons Gary Jesmer (Paula), Troy Overstreet, Clayton, William Eric (fiancée Trina) and Matthew Overstreet, all of Racine; and granddaughter Jamie Duvall (Dean) of Sturtevant, Wis.; and six great-grandchildren

Floyd was put to rest next on his wife Norma in Zapata, Texas on May 1, 2009.

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