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Marin Independent Journal
Sunday, February 17, 2002
Theodore E. Stockfleth
Longtime Marin resident, Ted Stockfleth died on February 2, 2002 in Santa Rosa, following a stroke and brief illness.
Born October 13, 1926 in Bellingham, Washington, Ted moved to the Bay Area at the age of 7. His family built a home and dock on Old Landing Road in Tiburon. Ted graduated from Tamalpais High School, Class of 1943, and served in the Navy as a pharmacist mate. Following his service in the Navy, he attended the College of Marin and worked in the County Clerks office.
He married Geraldine Stolz in Carmel in 1948 and together with their three children, they enjoyed camping and fishing vacations. Ted loved gardening and grew wonderful fruits, vegetables, and flowers. He worked in the food retail business for over 40 years. In 1975, he married Marilyn Salsman Ungersma and lived in Corte Madera. Ted and Marilyn were active members of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, where Marilyn was an organist. Ted served twice as president of the congregation.
Ted had a supreme love of music and was a boy soprano for John Milton Kelly of the San Francisco Theological Seminary and he was also a soloist for the Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. He continued to sing for many years in his church choir and was known to break into beautiful song at family gatherings.
He was the beloved husband of Marilyn Stockfleth of Windsor, and the devoted father of Lynette Stockfleth Sutton and Kathryn Barcos, both of San Rafael, and Stephen Stockfleth of Loudon, New Hampshire. He was a loving stepfather to Rayna Ungersma Barth, Victoria Ungersma, and Steven Ungersma, and the much loved Grandpa Teddy to eight grandchildren: Claire, Sandor, McCandless, Thea, Alexandra, Gordon, Aaron, and Audrey.
A wonderful and loving man, Ted will be remembered by his friends and family as a man who always had a smile and a good word for everyone. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Windsor Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 526, Windsor, CA 95492.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2002 at 2 PM at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 9 Shepherd Way in Tiburon.
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