Robert L. "Bob" Stockham, 96, of Maquoketa, Iowa passed away on Thursday morning March 21, 2019 at his home.
A remembrance reception for family and friends will be held from 4 to 7 P.M. on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. A graveside service and burial with full military honors will be held at 10 A.M. Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.
Robert Lyall Stockham was born on January 11, 1923 in Maquoketa, Iowa to George Lyall "Punch" and Anna "Ruth " (Peterson) Stockham. He was a 1941 graduate of Maquoketa High School where he played football, basketball and wrestled. He also enjoyed playing ice hockey on Horseshoe Pond in Maquoketa. In 1943 he entered the military where he served his country honorably in the U.S. Army Co C 4th Engr Combat Bn. He was wounded twice in action earning two Purple Hearts and numerous decorations and citations. After being discharged in 1945 he returned back to Maquoketa, Iowa to work for the family business founded in 1894 by his grandfather Lee; G. L. Stockham and Son Construction Company. He had been a part of the business in one capacity or another from 1945 to present.
On July 21, 1946 he married Miriam Jane "Mim" Jargo in Maquoketa. To this union two children were born; Lynne and Dave.
"Bob" was a member of the Maquoketa VFW Post #3633 O'Connor-Regenwether, and a lifetime member of the Timber City American Legion Post #75. He was a 32nd deg Masonic Mason. He served on the Board of Directors of US Bank Maquoketa, IA. He was also a founding member of Maquoketa's Timber City Development. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Blackhawks and both professional and college football. He also enjoyed playing golf and boating with his friends. Throughout the years he and Mim enjoyed camping and traveling via motor home across the United States.
Those left to honor his memory include his children, Lynne (Olin) Quissell and Dave Stockham all of Maquoketa. Three grandchildren; Thad Stockham, Maquoketa; Dr. Abigail Stockham (Brandon Jacobson) of LaCrosse, WI and Ashley Stockham of Seattle, WA. And nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Miriam "Mim" on July 10, 2012 and his sister Blanche Stockham Nanini Freytag.
Bob's family extends heartfelt thank yous to his caregivers who became friends; Tiffany Scotton, Jaimaca Rayburn, Dale Felderman, Macie Mulvania, Paige and Missie Johnson and grandson Thad Stockham. Also to the family of Amy (Dave) Johnson Dec. 2018 friend, confidant and caregiver to both Bob and Mim since 2011.
In lieu of flowers, a Robert L. "Bob" Stockham memorial fund has been established or memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
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Dave, Lynne, and family,
My thoughts are with you as you say goodbye to your dad. He was one of my dad’s best friends. My dad had such great memories of their growing up as neighbors and later as adults. Your parents and mine continued their friendship throughout their lives. What a wonderful gift in life!
Lynne and Dave, So many fond memories of your parents through the years of living across the street from you all. Those years being around them are special memories for me. May your memories of them always give you peace.
A "REAL" Patriot and American!
maquoketa lost one of their best ..... i was 15 when i worked with bob and his crew one summer ,,,, bomans cattle barn was the big project that summer ,,,,, i learned so much and a summer i will treasure forever
Dear Lynne and Dave, Remembering your dad (and mom) and sending heartfelt sympathy. With warmest thoughts of the whole family. Linda Rotman
Lynne and Dave, we have so many memories of your parents Bob and Mim. Great friends of ours and my parents. They spent time in Florida together, went to Ohio, flew with my Dad and we could go on and on. When Darrel and I were first married we lived across the street from you on Otto Street then we bought the house that your family built behind your house. You had us over to see Bonanza in color because your parents had got a colored TV. Your dad will be missed just like your mother was but now they are together having fun. Our deepest sympathy, love and hugs. Darrel and Sharon
A dear friend to my dad...many great memories! ❤
Lynn and Oli and Dave: Just a note to say we are thinking of you and your families. I liked talking to Bob but my John has had many ventures to tell about your father when he worked for him on the crew. They may be walking in the same path to the greater beyond sooner than later.
And yet, ANOTHER one of the Good Guys has left us. Although many years my senior he was always a friend and confidant. And he ALWAYS had a smile for everyone. Thinking of you Lynne and Dave. Dean Tilton
Lynne And Dave, just want to extend my sympathy to you both and your families on the loss of your Father. Nancy (Jargo) Christiansen.
My deepest condolences to Bob’s entire family.
I got to hear many great stories and some good laughs when mom told stories she heard from Bob.
May he always RIP.
My sympathy to the family.
Great man at least my mom got one of her best friends back he was the greatest man hope everybody thinks of him the way the way m family dies
Lynn and Dave,So sorry to hear about your Dad.He was a special man,and I know you are going to miss him,but he is with your Mom again,walking tall and smiling that big smile of his.Gayle
Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lynne, So Sorry to hear about your father. He was quite a character. Will be missed but Mim has been patiently awaiting him.
So sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family. Duane and Vicky Poell from Arizona
So sorry for your loss
Bob was a Maquoketa icon and I felt very privileged to be his neighbor for the last three summers. My deepest sympathy. Jean Dignan
Lynn, I am truly so sorry for your loss. My mom Amy loved your dad very much. RIP Bob.
Hugs for Dave and Lynn, Chuck
He and Mim were such good friends and golfing partners! Thor worked for him when he came to Maquoketa in 1958! RIP Bob! Condolences to the family!
Bob was a fine gentlemen, and a great person for the community.
Robert E. Christensen, Marshalltown
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