Ronald J. Stockelman


Ronald J. Stockelman, 74, of Freetown passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, at his home.

Born July 10, 1942, in Seymour, he was the son of John B. and Nellie G. White Stockelman. On June 5, 1966, in Brownstown, he married Edith Evadean Roehm, who died Dec. 5, 1997. On Feb. 14, 2002, in Seymour, he married Henrietta Reed, who survives.

He attended Seymour schools and was a truck driver for Dolly Madison for more than 20 years. He was awarded a million-mile safe driving award. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and loved to work on cars and tinker in his garage.

Other survivors besides his wife of 15 years include four daughters, Laura Pasley, Nancy Stockelman, Leslie Fish and Melissa Burton; two sons, Anthony Burton and Jerry Burton; 12 grandchildren, Heather Heck, Harley Pasley, Kaydence Stockelman, Ryan Fish, Jazzmine Boggs, Grace Burton, Craig Burton, Desireé Burton, Blaze Burton, Aryn Fish, Trenton Farris and Zerikah Farris; six great-grandchildren, Wyatt Heck, Gage Heck, Alianna Cordova, Aurora Cordova, Xavier Cordova and Briar Stout; and a sister, Shirley Gulley.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Axel, and brothers, William, Arthur and Dennis.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Burkholder Funeral Chapel in Seymour with Pastor Dale Braker officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from noon until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the family.