Robert Stockdale

Robert Milton Stockdale

Saturday, September 20th, 1930 - Friday, November 6th, 2020
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Robert M. “Bob” Stockdale, 90, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, November 6, 2020.

Born in Kenosha, on September 20, 1930, he was the only child of Henry and Agnes (Gangsted) Stockdale. A lifelong resident of Kenosha, he was educated in local schools and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in 1948. He was a member of the Bradford Alumni Committee.

Bob served in the US Army from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1953.

On November 14, 1955, he married Phyllis Reiter at Trinity Lutheran Church. Together they enjoyed traveling and running P & R Estate Sales.

Bob was an avid musician. Not only did he enjoy listening to classical music he also played and was an instructor to many students over the years. He began his career in music working at Music Center for many years, then went on to own and operate the Robert Wayne School of Music. He continued to teach classical piano until 2015.

Aside from music, Bob loved skiing, and spending time with his friends. He was a member and past president of Kiwanis Club and enjoyed getting together with the members of the 306 Club.

Survivors include his two sons, Eric (Ali) and Todd Stockdale; ex-daughter-in-law, Beckie Stockdale; five grandchildren, Kelsey Stockdale, Patrick (Christina), Nicholas (Tina), Matthew (Jesse), and Amy (TJ) Weavers; six great-grandchildren, CJ, Knox, Aiden, Kannon, Amielia, and Artemis; and cousin, Jim (Linda) Novy. He is further survived by extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and his beloved wife, Phyllis, on August 29, 2011.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, November 12th, at Proko Funeral Home, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Service will take place on Friday, November 13th, at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be private at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park with full military honors. Facial coverings are required for attendance.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 12th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday, November 12th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111 60th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Facial coverings required.
  • Service

    Friday, November 13th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, November 13th, 2020 10:00am
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111 60th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Facial coverings required.
    Pastor Carl Johnson
  • Interment

    Sunset Ridge Memorial Park
    4300 Green Bay Road
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Private with full military honors.


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Mabel, Alex, Melanie and Giovanna

Posted at 12:46pm
Bob, Thank you for always being such good neighbor and friend! You will be terribly missed and I will miss having a martini with you on hot summer nig
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Sedloff Gabe

Posted at 10:31am
Our sincere condolences to the Stockdale family.
Bob has been a dear friend for 50 years, a lot of stories could be told, but won’t. Western Kiwanis was the glue that kept us friends throughout the years.
God rest your soul Robert.

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Posted at 09:26am
With Deepest Sympathy and Love, From Your Cousins Heidi and Mark Reiter
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Boyd and Theresa Klofenstine

Posted at 06:44am
We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing! What a great man! A martini will be toasted in his honor.
Boyd and Theresa Klofenstine

James Novy

Posted at 12:45pm
Linda and I are very sorry to know that we will not have Bob in our lives any more. Robert Stockdale and I have many happy and lovely family times together. You will be missed!

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