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Neil D. Stoecker Sr.

September 16, 1938 — May 30, 2023

Neil D. Stoecker Sr., 84, of Grand Island, NE passed away on May 30, 2023 at CHI Health St. Francis.


Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on June 2, 2023 at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island. Burial with military honors will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Atkinson, NE at 3 PM. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Apfel Funeral Home.


He was born on September 16, 1938 in Amelia, NE to Joseph William and Myrtle Ina (Conrad) Stoecker. He graduated from Valentine High School in 1957.


He entered the United States Navy on September 30, 1957 where he was a machinist mate on multiple military ships. He was honorably discharged on September 14, 1961.


Neil was blessed to marry Jacqueline “Jackie” Mizner on October 7, 1958. To this union four children were born: Vicki, Neil Jr., Michael Jay, and Jeremy.


He spent most of his weekends in the summer at the lake, boating and camping with his best friend, Joe Hanson and family. His hobbies consisted of racing cars whether that was on a track or on the interstate. He also loved fixing cars and spending time with his family. Neil retired from New Holland after working for 31 years. He was a man that loved to work, it did not matter how big or small of a project he would insist on doing it himself.


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jackie Stoecker; children, Vicki Stoecker, Neil (Mary) Stoecker, Jr, and Jeremy (Sarah) Stoecker; seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Fred and Joe Stoecker, and infant son, Michael Jay Stoecker.


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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, June 1, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Apfel Funeral Home - Grand Island

1123 West 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

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Service

Friday, June 2, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Apfel Funeral Home - Grand Island

1123 West 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

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Friday, June 2, 2023

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Woodlawn Cemetery

, NE 68713

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