MSG Lonnie Eugene Stocking
Little Falls, New York
In the presence of his loved ones, on Saturday morning, October 16, 2021, Master Sergeant Lonnie Eugene Stocking, age 71, of Little Falls, passed away in his home, on the day of his late wife, Diane's birthday.
A Veteran of the US Army, he served our country for over 20 years.
He was born on June 27, 1950, in San Antonio, TX, son of the late Eugene and Marian Stocking. He grew up in Woodsboro, TX, a place where he made lifelong friends that always held a place in his heart. On October 28, 1980, Lonnie married Diane in Mohawk, (that date was chosen because they couldn’t find anyone to marry them on Halloween!) and began his life as a loving Army husband and father.
He was fiercely devoted to family and friends. Lonnie had a love of education and photography, pursued many different fields of study and received numerous degrees after his retirement from the Army. His last profession was as an educator at Red Lake Nation College, Red Lake, MN, where he enjoyed and respected his time spent with the tribal members and community.
Lonnie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Diane; his fur babies Biscuit, Gavin and Strider; and grandpup, Talulah.
He is survived by his son, Aaron (Sonia); his daughter, Heather (Danny); his fur son, Lucky; his grandchildren, Jeanette, Julie, Katherine, Adrian and Lucas; and grandpup, Matilda. He is also survived by mother-in-law, Louise Williams; brothers-in-law, Mark and Edward Kovac; Aunt Evelyn Sweet; special cousin, Suzanne; and nephews, Joshua, David and Kyle.
Our family will celebrate Lonnie's life with memorial calling hours/visitation from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, "The Veteran and Family Memorial Care Choice", 7507 NY-5 (corner of Bidleman,Road). Little Falls; 315-508-5131. Interment will be on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville, NY. Members of the US Army will offer Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to the Herkimer County Humane Society as he was an avid animal lover, however, yellow roses were always his favorite. Please visit www.mohawkvalleyfunerals.com to add to his online tribute page or share memories.