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June 7th, 1938 – Friday, January 2, 2015

Service Information
St. Michael Catholic Church-St. Michael, MN
Friday, January 9, 2015
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Thursday, January 8th, 2015
4-8 P.M.

David Leroy Stoick, age 76, of St. Michael, MN, passed away January 2nd, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 9th at St. Michael Catholic Church at 11 am in St. Michael, MN with open reviewal from 10 – 11 am. Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 8th from 4 – 8 pm with prayer service at 7:30 pm at St. Michael Catholic Church. Interment will be held at St. James Cemetery in Nassau, MN on Saturday, Jan. 10th at 1 pm.
David was born on June 7th, 1938 to Gust and Velda (Smith) Stoick in Nassau, MN. He married Mildred (Millie) Unzen on April 22nd, 1961 in Rosen, MN. David graduated from South Dakota State University in 1961. He taught high school in Gann Valley, SD and Volga, SD. He was the High School Counselor at St. Michael-Albertville High School from 1968 until retirement in1993.
He enjoyed gardening, reading, hunting, camping and card playing with family and friends. He played the trumpet for 30+ years in two dance bands, the Bandoleros and Sundown, entertaining at many weddings and celebrations. He and his wife Millie were foster parents to 18 children, and hosted 3 foreign exchange students.
Preceded in death by his father, Gust Stoick; brother, Gerald Stoick; sister, Shirley (Stoick) Kelly and brother-in-law, Jim Kelly; father-in-law, Robert Unzen and mother-in-law, Bertha Unzen; and brothers-in-law, Kenneth Unzen and Matthew Unzen.
Survived by his wife of 53 years, Millie and their children Randall (Sharon) Stoick, Donald (Ruth) Stoick, Susan (Shay) Chamberlain and Jackie (Gary) Hempeck; 9 grandchildren: Brandon and Jeffrey Stoick, Katie and Olivia Stoick, Carter and Alex Chamberlain and Josh, Aimee and Jacob Hempeck. He is also survived by his mother, Velda Stoick and brothers Ron (Betty) Stoick, Roger (Kathy) Stoick, Dennis (Dorothy) Stoick, Richard (Margie) Stoick, foster brother Peter (Joan) Frank and foster sister Betty (Dale) Johnson, by brothers-in-law Maurice Unzen, Michael (Colleen) Unzen and sisters-in-law Lillian (Clarence) Warner, Dorothy (Dennis) Stoick, Theresa (John) Erdmann as well as many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial funds will be used to create a St. Michael-Albertville High School scholarship in “Mr. Stoick’s” memory.

12 Guestbook Entries

  1. Betty Mehr-Toenies

    So sorry for your loss. Your dear friend Betty. We really need to get together this summer.

  2. Theresa & John Erdmann

    Millie, Randy, Donny, Sue, Jackie; our deepest condolences to you and to all your families. We will miss David and we will cherish all the happy memories we had with him.
    May the love of everyone around you help you through the days ahead and may God’s grace and strength be with you.
    Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to help. We will always be there for you.
    With all our love,
    Theresa & John

  3. Jeanette (Schuelke) Dooley

    I am so sorry for your loss. I share in your grief. We had many fun times growing up together, playing music and games outside at night under the yard light. May God give you all peace and comfort.

  4. Roger & Sue Ketel

    Our sympathy, Millie, to you and the kids on the loss of Dave. We’ve lost a great man who left his mark on so many through school and his family. Sadly, we are in Des Moines this week taking care of Grant’s girls while he and Christy are in Florida for the funeral of her father. So we won’t be there for Dave’s funeral. Our best wishes to all. Love, Roger & Sue Ketel

  5. Peggy Nichols

    My deepest sympathies to your family. Wishing you God’s comfort and peace. Peggy (Johnson) Nichols

  6. Marcia Ziegler

    Millie; So sorry for your loss. My sympathy to you and your family. Marcia Ziegler

  7. Verla May (Ruby) Saboe

    Sorry to hear of David’s passing on but also glad to know he is out of pain and with his Heavenly Father whom he loved. I will always be grateful for the conversation he had with me at our 25 class reunion. It was a time of mutual spiritual sharing which really meant a lot to me. He was a genuine friend. May God give your family His Peace.

  8. Eugene and Jane Radermacher

    Millie and family; we are sorry to hear the loss of your husband and father.
    We are all heaven bound. He beat us there.

  9. Daniel and Christa Duggan

    We want to offer our sympathy to the entire Stoick family. Mr. Stoick was my high school counselor, and I remember him as a gentle man with compassion and integrity. God Bless him!!

    Dan Duggan

  10. Terri (Wolf) Lumley

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying God’s comfort over you all.

  11. Jody Barney

    May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our family’s sincere condolences. Jody, Ryan, Jack, Piper & Brooke Barney

  12. Sandy Weber-Judge

    Millie, Randy, Donny, Sue and Jackie;
    My prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. David was a wonderful mentor while I was in school. I had the pleasure of working for him the summer after graduation, plus I spent many hours at your home “back in the day.” Your entire family will remain in my thoughts. Peace to all of you.


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