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Raymond L. Stockinger

May 9, 1926 ~ April 13, 2019 (age 92)
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Raymond L. Stockinger, age 92, passed away April 13, 2019 at Hospice of Lenawee Hospice Home, Adrian, MI.  Raymond L. Stockinger was born May 9, 1926 in Manchester, MI; the son of Ernest and Gertrude (Blowers) Stockinger.  On June 7, 1947, he married Marian Buss in Chelsea, MI. She survives. Ray graduated from Manchester High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After 47 years at Tecumseh Products Company, Ray retired as Vice President of Materials. He was also a member of Tipton Community Church, The Centre, Tecumseh American Legion, and a former member of the Tecumseh Country Club, Farm Bureau, and Tipton Grange. Surviving are his beloved wife of 72 years, Marian and their three children; Debra Barron of Union City, MI, Ernest (Lisa) Stockinger of California, and Pam (Tom) Howard of Adrian. He was also blessed with 8 grandchildren (Adam Stockinger, Amy Stockinger, Jennifer (Gary) Dumas, Kelly (Bene) Simpson-Ruiz, DJ (Christa) Barron, Jason Williams, Kristin (Josh) Silberhorn, and Nicole Howard) and 10 great-grandchildren (Lauren, Alec, Everett, Kollin, Kayla, Haily, Lucas, Emalyn, Logan, and Audrey). Ray was preceeded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, and a brother. Ray truly lived a blessed life – he saw the good in everything.  He enjoyed roller skating in his youth, but continued to stay active after retirement by tinkering in the yard, taking bike rides, and making sure Grandma (Marian) was at her hair appointment every Friday – regardless of the weather. Raymond was a true legend; to more than just his family. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Tipton Community Church; 9240 Tipton Hwy. Tipton, MI 49287. A Memorial Service will then begin at 2:00 p.m. and burial will follow at Tipton Cemetery with military honors performed by Tecumseh American Legion Post #34 and Tecumseh VFW Post #4187 Honor Guard Team. Please join us for a dinner following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Tipton Community Church and/or Hospice of Lenawee. 

Donations may be made to:

Hospice of Lenawee
1903 Wolf Creek Hwy, Adrian MI 49221
Tel: 1-517-263-2323

Tipton Community Church
9240 Tipton Hwy, Tipton MI 49286
Tel: 1-517-431-2460

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