Loren M. Stokes, age 85, of the town of Rushford, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018, peacefully with his family by his side at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh. He was born September 14, 1932, in the town of Rushford to the late Louis and Eva (Chase) Stokes. Loren attended the Banner School and was a 1950 graduate of Omro High School. For 2 years he served his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. On August 23, 1958, Loren married Marie Davis at the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Zion, and they made their home, raised their family, and farmed in the town of Rushford. He was a long time member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Zion.
Loren is survived by four children, Barbara (Michael) Johnson, Daniel (Gina) Stokes, Dawn (Duane) Stiller, Stacey (Larry) Wright; grandchildren, Kiri Johnson (Mere), Christopher Johnson, Brittni (Dustin) Wiskes, Spencer Stokes (Courtney), Cerrina Stokes, Jordan Stokes, Sidni Stokes, Autumn Stiller, Megan Stiller, Joshua Wright (Sara), Sara Wright, Andrew Wright; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Kayliana, Briella, Christopher, Levi, Benjamin; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Along with his parents, Loren was also preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Marie, on October 1, 2015; and three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Dorothy Stokes, Ruth (Clarence) Kolodzik, Lucetta (Charles) Gummer.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, February 2, 2018, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne, and will continue on Saturday, February 3 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church 5355 Cty Rd K Oshkosh. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the church with Pastor John Dorn officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Rushford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Loren's name.
Loren's family wishes to thank the staffs of Affinity Home Health, HomeInstead, Mercy Medical ICU, and Evergreen Retirement Community for all of the loving care, concern, and support given to him.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfuneralhomeinc.com.