Larry D. Stockberger

November 14, 2017

Larry D. Stockberger, 79, of Frankfort passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Richard Roudebush Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis.  He was born on August 27, 1938 in Michigantown, Indiana to Chalmer & Bernice (Bougher) Stockberger.  He married Judith Wheeler on August 26, 1962 in Lebanon and she survives.

He attended Michigantown Schools and earned his GED through the Marines.  He served in the United States Marine Corps 1961 – 1981 retiring as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of service from Cherry Point Naval Station in Havelock, NC.  He was deployed overseas four times throughout his military career and fought in Vietnam.  He was awarded the Purple Heart in 1969 and spent four months in a military hospital in Japan.   Larry was a member of the American Legion and the VFW in Frankfort and a lifetime member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.  He enjoyed yard work, fishing, and raising English Bulldogs.  His favorite English Bulldogs were Chesty and Millie.

Memorials may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund or the American Heart Association with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Visitation and Services

A Funeral Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 South Main Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit 4-7 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the funeral home.  Burial will follow services in Hopewell Cemetery.  Pastor Pamela Ditson-McCall will officiate.

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife, Judith are his Daughters:  Sherri (Richard) Ward of Frankfort and Tracy (Tom) Daly of Jacksonville, NC;  Sisters:  Janet Duke of Ohio and Marilynn Robertson of California;  Grandchildren:  Elesa (David) Donnoe of Mulberry, Jared (Amanda) Ward of Toledo, OH, Jacob (Anna) Ward of Frankfort, Erin Daly (Fiance: Tyler Eads) of Muncie, and Alex Daly of Jacksonville, NC;  Great Grandchildren:  Hunter Renfrow, Lainey Donnoe, Harper Donnoe, Brooks Ward, and Anderson Ward.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 7 brothers and 4 sisters. 


Leave your Condolences

16 Condolences for “Larry D. Stockberger”

  1. Becky and Dean Walker November 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Oh, I was so sorry to read this. Hugs and prayers for you all. I know you will miss him—he was such a nice man. Carry on with him in your hearts and know he’s watching over you.

  2. Phil & Gloria Crum November 15, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Sincere sympathies to Judy and family. It is always sad when dear friends pass on. But we do have some wonderful memories of times we visited.

  3. Shannon Garner November 15, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Uncle Larry,
    You are truly going to be missed! You were always my favorite Uncle on the Stockberger side. Your thoughtfulness and generosity you showed to your family will never go unnoticed. True definition of a family man. So proud to call you my Uncle. I love you Uncle Larry. To Aunt Judy, you and your family are in my heart and prayers, and I pray that God wraps his arms around you guys and give you peace, now and always. I love you all. XOXOXOXO
    Shannon Garner ( David’s Granddaughter)

  4. June Davis November 15, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    So sorry to hear this. Larry was always a treat to be around, and will be missed by many. God bless the family, and give you peace and comfort during this trying time.

  5. Garry and Brenda Fisher November 15, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    We are very sorry to hear about Larry, he was a great guy, and very nice. We are sorry we cannot make it up there, we just moved into a new house in Cicero, and both very tired. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Rebecca Davis November 15, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Sorry for your loss.

  7. Jeanie Thompson November 15, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    So so sorry for the loss of Larry. He was always a great neighbor and friend to us. Judy, Sherry, and Tracy we feel your loss and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers for the days and weeks ahead. We will be unable to come to Larry’s calling because we will be in Florida. God be with you. Jeanie and Gary Thompson

  8. Lisa Blaylock November 16, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Words cannot express the sadness and heartbreak that is felt as we say goodbye to such a great man! Marine, husband, father, brother, grandfather – but to me, an uncle! To say my Uncle Larry was loved and respected would be an understatement! He is held in such high regard by all – especially within the family! Semper Fi Marine” thank you for your service and for being such a wonderful example to us all!

  9. Keiston R. Holloway November 16, 2017 at 11:05 am

    On behalf of the comrades and sisters of the Department of Indiana, you have our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one and our departed comrade. Our prayers are with you. Sincerely, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Depart of Indiana Chaplain Keiston R. Holloway

  10. John and Linda Winkler and family November 16, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Words cannot describe our feelings. Wish we could be there. May God bring peace to you and the family. Love and miss you all.

  11. Andy & Julie Crum November 16, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    We have good memories of Larry as grandpa Eddie’s neighbor each time we were able to visit him. We’d always smile and wave at each other and occasionally shoot the breeze. Please accept our sincere condolences to the family. We are very grateful for his military service.

  12. Claudette November 16, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Judy sorry for your loss, Larry always made me laugh.

  13. Jane Laughner November 16, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    So sorry Judy, and the girls. Larry was always fun to be around! His everlasting love for his wife and family was abundant. Thinking of all of you in days ahead.. Much Love

  14. Rhonda November 16, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    God Be with you all!! You were /are such an inspiration in my life and in so many others! Will cherish the Memories forever. Love and miss you Aunt Judy, Sherri and Tracy

  15. Kathy Denniston November 17, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Judy and family,
    Joel and I were sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Sandy (Stewart) Glover November 18, 2017 at 10:26 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember going to his house when I was a child. Bernice Laughner was my grandmother. I will be praying for your family.

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