US Navy

Gordon W. Stockhill

October 17, 1929 ~ August 15, 2020 (age 90)

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Gordon W. Stockhill, age 90 of Grand Haven, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at a local care facility. He was born on October 17, 1929 in Hart, MI to the late Wells and Evelyn (Van Brocklin) Stockhill. Gordon married Joyce Schaefer on September 24, 1961 in Northfield, NJ.

Upon graduating High School, Gordon proudly served his country in the US Air Force and US Navy from 1963 to 1977. He then attended Michigan State University, and graduated with his master’s degree from Central Michigan University. He was career military for 30 years and upon his discharge, worked for Ottawa County for 10 years until his retirement.

Gordon was a member of the V.F.W. Sgt. Alvin Jonker Post 2326 and the American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post 28, both of which he held a position as an Honor Guardsman. He was a HAM Radio/Emergency Operator and also served on the City of Grand Haven’s Cemetery Board for several years.

Gordon will be remembered and missed by his wife of 58 years, Joyce; her two sons, Brett Stockhill of Lansing, MI and Gordon R. (Mary) Stockhill of West Olive, MI; and one grandson, Toby Stockhill.

Gordon was preceded in death by his brother, Robert.

Private family services will be held.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post 28 or the Wounded Warrior Project.

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American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post #28
700 Harbor Avenue, Grand Haven MI 49417
Tel: 1-616-842-5310

Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675
Tel: 1-877-832-6997

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