William "Bill" Richard Stoeckel, Jr., age 86, of the Town of Wheatfield, February 13, 2013 at his home while under the care of Niagara Hospice. Bill was born on December 18, 1926. His parents were the late William and Martha (Werth) Stoeckel. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, after being discharged from the army he joined his father and brother in the Wm. Stoeckel & Sons Construction Co. For the last 10 years before his retirement in 1992, he worked for the Sierra Research Corp. He was a member of the Gratwick Hose Fire Co. and was a life-long member of St. Mark Lutheran Church. Bill enjoyed spending as much time as possible at his cabin at Lorimer Lake, Canada. He also enjoyed wood working, carving and watercolor painting.
Beloved husband of Esther (nee Ziemendorf) Stoeckel; dear father of Anne (Scott) Peck of Spencerport, NY, Nancy (Kieran Gibbons) Stoeckel of San Francisco, CA; special nephew, Mark Berube; grandfather of Jay and Joshua Juron, Andrew and David Peck; great-grandfather of Kai. He was the brother of the late Howard and Edward Stoeckel and Violet Berube; uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home, Inc., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda on Sunday from 3:00-7:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 10:30 AM from St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1135 Oliver St., the Rev. David Belasic will officiate. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church or the Niagara Hospice.
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