Christopher J. Stocker, the son of Kathy (Disney) and James D. Stocker, was born August 11, 1972, at Omaha, Nebraska. He departed this life on January 8, 2023, at the Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud, Nebraska at the age of 50 years, 4 months and 27 days.
Chris grew up in the Superior community and received his formal education attending the Superior schools, graduating with the class of 1990. Chris then worked at the Brodstone Memorial Hospital with the nursing and physical therapy departments. He was united in marriage with Tracy Frey and this union was blessed with four daughters. They moved to Sabetha, Kansas and Chris was employed with Lakeside Terrace. After moving to Alma he was employed at the Wamego City Hospital as an aide, then as an LPN after finishing studies in 1997. Chris later worked at Manhattan Medical Supply in Manhattan, Kansas and Select Speciality Hospital in Topeka. He also worked in a number of LPN positions at various nursing homes and for people who needed nursing assistance in their homes.
He was diagnosed in 1994 with multiple sclerosis and retired due to his disability in 2005. The family later moved to Red Cloud to make their home. The marriage ended in divorce in 2022.
Chris was an active member of the Red Cloud Wesleyan Church where he participated in the church’s musical group playing his guitar. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, son and friends.
Preceding him in death was his brother, Ryan Stocker.
Left to cherish his memory are his children and grandchildren, Mackenzie Russell and husband, Andrew, and children Barrett and Laynee; Madison Painter and husband, Cory; Bethany Stocker and Brenna Stocker; his mother, Kathy Carpenter and husband, Mark of Sabetha, Kansas; his father, James Stocker and wife Kathy of Merriam Woods, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were Friday, 10:30 am, January 13, 2023, at the Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud with the Rev. Dan Benedict officiating.
Williams Funeral Home
241 West 4th Avenue
Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970