Edna Bertha Stockman

Funeral services for Edna Bertha Stockman, 81, of Plato, were held on Saturday, May 20, from the St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Plato, with the Rev. Grant Groves-Speece officiating.

Mrs. Stockman died on May 18, 2000, at St. Mary's Care Center in Winsted.

The organist was Diane Anderson and the congregational hymns were "Amazing Grace," "Abide With Me" and "What A Friend We Have In Jesus."

Serving as pallbearers were Nathan Kohn, Diane Kuglin, David Ruschmeier, Jeannine Ruschmeier, David Sprengeler, Becky Sprengeler, Earl Schuth and Beverly Schuth. Interment was in the St. Paul's Church Cemetery in Plato.

Edna B. Stockman was born to Albert and Christine (Buckentin) Dammann on March 17, 1919, in Helen Township. She was baptized on March 30, 1919, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg.

She also was confirmed at Emanuel Lutheran Church on April 9, 1933. She attended Emanuel Lutheran Parochial School in Hamburg through the eighth grade and then graduated from Glencoe High School in 1938.

On Feb. 3, 1944, she was united in marriage to Edward Stockman at the Emanuel Lutheran Parsonage in Hamburg.

Mrs. Stockman lived in the rural Plato area her entire life until they retired 20 years ago and built a new home in Plato.

She has been a member of St. Paul's U.C.C. in Plato since 1944. For enjoyment, Mrs. Stockman loved gardening, decorating, doing crafts in her home, fishing, bowling and even loved working in the fields on their farm.

Survivors include her husband, Edward Stockman of Plato; sister, Bernice Dammann of Plato; sister-in-law, Viola Stockman of Glencoe; also nieces, other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Stockman was preceded in death by her parents.

The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe handled arrangements.

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