June 7th, 1938 – Friday, January 2, 2015
St. Michael Catholic Church-St. Michael, MN
Friday, January 9, 2015
AT THE CHURCH
Thursday, January 8th, 2015
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.