Donald R Stoneking

Born: Sun., Dec. 14, 1919
Died: Sun., Dec. 2, 2012


Visitation

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Sat., Dec. 08, 2012
Location: Faith Baptist Church


Funeral Service

2:30 PM Sat., Dec. 08, 2012
Location: Faith Baptist Church


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Funeral services for Donald R. Stoneking, age 92, of Albert Lea will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Faith Baptist Church.  Pastors Dennis Seiler will officiate.  Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  
Donald died on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Thorne Crest.
Donald R. Stoneking was born on a farm in Cherokee County, Iowa, the son of Ralph and Kathryn Stoneking.  He was the oldest of seven children.  He attended school and graduated from Quimby High School in 1936.  He spent several years with a friend working at various jobs before coming to Minnesota where he met Norma Centers.  They were married on September 1, 1940.  He and Norma farmed a number of years before moving to Delavan, MN.  There he worked for the Delavan School System and assorted other jobs.  They moved to Easton, MN where they owned and operated a café until 1961.  They then moved to Albert Lea. Donald owned and operated ServiceMaster cleaning service until his retirement.  Donald and Norma both loved to travel. They made many trips around the 48 states, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.  Donald was a hard worker and thoroughly enjoyed life.  He made many friends over the years.  Donald was an avid reader.  He also enjoyed bowling, playing card games, and visiting with family and friends. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church as well as several service organizations. Most of all, Donald loved his family dearly.  Blessed be his memory.
Survivors include his wife Norma, children Virgil (Celia) Stoneking, Sandra (Kenny) Heine, Marcia Stoneking, Kendall (Michelle) Stoneking, and Steven (Julie) Stoneking; grandchildren Kent (Amanda) Stoneking, Kurt (Simone) Stoneking, Keith Stoneking, Linda (Robert Docherty) Heine, Carla (Lucky) Long, Scott (Colleen) Heine, Daniel Stoneking, Joshua (Sarah) Stoneking, David Stoneking, Andrew (Emily) Stoneking, Matthew Stoneking, Emily Stoneking, and Timothy Stoneking; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings Joan Nafziger, Charles (Janet) Stoneking , and Charlene (Stanley) Lubben; and many nieces and nephews.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Ethel Foss,  George Stoneking, and Beth Vesgaard.

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april book
   Posted Tue December 04, 2012
Thoughts and prayers are with the family. May god bless you

Dennis Seiler
   Posted Tue December 04, 2012
Please know of my sympathy for you, my intercession on your behalf, and my confident anticipation with you - someday, when our Lord Jesus comes to take His church home, we will be reunited with Don and "so shall we ever be with the Lord."

Pat & Donnie Johnson
   Posted Tue December 04, 2012
Marcia and family; so sorry to read about your Dad's passing. He will be missed by many - I am sure. You have our prayers and sincere sympathies.

Mark & Marge Jacobson
   Posted Fri December 07, 2012
Marcia and Steve,
So sorry to hear about your Dad. We would like to express our deepest sympathy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sadness.

Doug Bette
   Posted Sat December 08, 2012
Many great thoughts about Don!!! May our lord wrap His loving arms around you his family!!! Blessings we are out of town today we will pray you all.through your time of sorrow!!!

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