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“Karen and Ken,I have such fond memories of your Father. I remember how he enjoyed all the activities with the Boy Scouts. He was so dedicated to...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Jackie Wesche-Thobaben - PA

“Sending my thoughts & prayers to my cousins, Ken & Karen. I have fond memories of your visits to PA. I remember your Dad's stories of camping with...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Diane Quinn - Moon Township, PA

“Although I have never met you, I know you were well loved. I pray for peace and healing for those who loved you. I am so sorry for your loss Ken ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Laura Miller - Fort Wayne, IN

“i new walt from boy scouts and oa. i will miss him ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: mike ringenberg - LEO, IN

“Had the pleasure of meeting Mr.Stocker at Messiah Lutheran Church and singing in the choir with him. Later he would correct me and say it's not Mr....Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: William Zurbrugg - Fort Wayne, IN


Walter F. Stocker, 86, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Heritage Park Health Care. He was born on July 22, 1932 in New York City, NY the son of William Stocker. He married Claire W. (Wesche) Stocker who preceded him in death in 2014.
Walter worked at GTE for over 25 years and retired in 1997. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America. He was a Marine veteran of the Korean War. Walter had a passion for model trains and was a member of the Tri State Model Train Club. He was also a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church Choir.
Surviving are his son and daughter, Kenneth Stocker and Karen Mesing, both of Ft. Wayne, IN; four grandchildren, Shilah S. Gipple of Hickville, OH; Jennifer S. Doust (Joseph) of Huntertown, IN; Kevin A. Stocker (Michelle) of Arcola, IN; Jonathan Ficther of Jacksonville, FL; five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Junior, Jonah Gipple; Josiah and Oliver Doust and one sister, Ginnie Stocker-Mauro of Atlanta, GA.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents and one brother, William Stocker.
Service is 2:00 P.M., Friday, May 10, 2019 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 7211 Stellhorn Road with calling hour prior. Rev. Tim Graham officiating. Visitation 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. & 7:00 – 9:00 P.M., Thursday, May 9, 2019 at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne, IN. Burial in Concordia Cemetery, Ft. Wayne, IN. Memorials may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church. Visit www.domccombandsons.com to sign the online guestbook.