Walter James Stocklin
Wed, 11/11/2020 - 9:52am admin
Walter James Stocklin of Malo, Washington passed away Oct. 30, 2020.
Walt was born in Faith, South Dakota on Sept. 10, 1951 to Francis and Florence “Bunny” (Reynolds) Stocklin of Red Elm, South Dakota. Walt attended a one-room country school through the eighth grade.
He then attended high school in Faith, South Dakota for two years and graduated from Dupree, South Dakota in 1969.
Walt’s early years found him working on several ranches throughout South Dakota and Montana which he loved; however, his biggest accomplishment, other than his children, was attending Helena Vocational-technical school from 1990-92 where he earned a degree in aviation technology. He ultimately headed west to Seattle and worked for Tramco, a division of BF Goodrich Aerospace, for 24 years.
Walt was passionate about fly fishing and hunting, most recently harvesting his first black bear. He enjoyed playing golf and attending rodeos, especially watching a great saddle bronc ride.
Walt made a lot of great friends from South Dakota to Washington and everywhere in between. Walt married Sandy Pederson on Feb. 21, 1971 and they had two children, Tucker and Brady. On Nov. 28, 1992, he married Debbie Clark and they had two children, Jesse and Shelby.
Walt was preceded in death by his parents, one brother (Greg) and one nephew (Boe).
He is survived by his children Tucker (Ann) Stocklin of Isabel, South Dakota; Brady (Kelly) Stocklin of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Jesse (Samantha) Stocklin of Caldwell, Idaho and Shelby Carbone of Nampa, Idaho. His seven grandchildren are Jaylynn, Carissa and Logyn (Isabel); Isabelle and Jack (Sioux Falls); Nora-Layne (Caldwell) and Hunter (Nampa). His two surviving brothers are Mike (Dawn) of Faith, South Dakota and Jeff (Georgia) of Ten Sleep, Wyoming. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and special friends.
Due to the ongoing pandemic and associated safety concerns a celebration of Walt’s life will be held at a later date.