Arthur R. Stoecker, 91


Arthur Raymond Stoecker, 91, of Springfield, died Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 7:11 a.m. at Mill Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Springfield.

Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie is assisting the family.

Mr. Stoecker was born Aug. 8, 1929, in Gillespie, to Henry W. and Tena (Henrichs) Stoecker. He married Edna H. Hughes on June 17, 1951, in Gillespie, and she preceded him in death.

A retired farmer, he is survived by his daughter, Tracey (Larry) Smith of Springfield; son, Henry Stoecker of Litchfield; grandchildren, Eric (Leslie) Stoecker, Chad (Nicole) Stoecker, Erin Stoecker, Lindsay Stoecker, Emma Smith and Kaci Smith; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Joy Stoecker; and brothers, Herbert Stoecker and Wilbert H. Stoecker.

Memorials may be made Mill Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in memory of Art Stoecker, 3319 Ginger Creek Drive, Springfield, IL 62711.

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