Mass of Christian Burial for Marie Stoks, 87, of Marshall, will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Cemetery in Taunton.
Marie Therese Stoks was born on April 1, 1930 to Adam and Bertha (Dittberner) Thielges, one of 15 children. She grew up on a farm near St. Leo, Minnesota; was baptized, confirmed, and attended Catholic School in St. Leo.
Marie passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 as the result of a stroke at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall.
Marie was united in marriage to Henry W. Stoks on August 24, 1948 at St. Leo Catholic Church in St. Leo]. They built a home in Taunton, raised a family and were involved in the community for nearly 50 years.
Marie is survived by six children: Shirley & Roger Przybys, Marshall; Kenneth & Jodene Stoks, Apache Junction AZ; Thomas & Diane Stoks, Sleepy Eye; Michael & Danette Stoks, Marshall; Joann & Mark Evjen, Dawson; and Dennis & Pam Stoks, Norwood Young America. Fourteen grandchildren: Sara & Nabil Belbachir; Kendra & CJ Porter; Travis & Heather Stoks, Dustin & Becky Stoks, and Casie & Jason Miller; Chad & Sabrina Stoks, and Joel Stoks; Dylan & Shannon Evjen, Taylor & Amy Evjen, Clayton & Cassie Evjen, and Asha & Dan Godfrey; Erin & Jake Schrupp, Barrett & Amy Stoks, and Brian Stoks. Thirty-two great-grandchildren. Marie is preceded in death by her husband, Henry “Hank” Stoks; a daughter, Baby Marie Stoks; and a great-granddaughter: Madelyn Stoks.
Arrangements with Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Directors, Marshall, Minn., (507) 532-4522.