Dwight W. Stoskopf died peacefully at Mercy Medical Center on Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 2020 following a battle with dementia and declining health complicated with a short illness. Dwight was born Aug. 30, 1938 at the Hoisington Hospital of Hoisington, Kan. to the late W. Walter and Aleen (Wilburn) Stoskopf, whom he never stopped missing. He was very proud of his father.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of nearly 60 years, Alice F. Stoskopf (Arb); his son Scott (Paula) Stoskopf and grandsons Sean (Heidi) Stoskopf and Sheldon (Trina) Stoskopf; his daughter Nan (Dana) Gammill and grandsons and granddaughter Michael (Jacee) Gammill, Allison (Hunter) Fowler, W. Blake Gammill; and six adoring great grandchildren, Sawyer, Maitland, Isabella, Elizabeth, Isaac and Levi.
Dwight graduated from Hoisington High School then attended Hays College for three years. He served in the Army Reserve before marrying the love of his life and settling down in Great Bend, Kan. He was a faithful husband and devoted family man. To those he called friend, his love, devotion, support and care were assured. To his family, support, protection, provision and love abounded. He was one of a kind, a man’s man like no other. Throughout his life he enjoyed several careers but the one he enjoyed the most was rancher. He was a gifted cattleman and became very successful breeding, raising and selling livestock. He loved fellowshipping with good friends, playing cards, working hard and living by a code of honor that constantly had him looking out for the well-being of others. He enjoyed teaching his grandkids to hunt, fish, ride bikes, be respectful, be fearless, work hard and love big. His storytelling of adventures and escapades always brought smiles and filled the room with laughter. He’ll be greatly missed by all who hold him dear. Though Dwight struggled with his faith from time to time trying to wrap his head around the pain allowed on this earth, and though he was not your conventional go to church Christian; he practiced pure undefiled religion and his salvation was sure the day he made Jesus Christ his Lord. His favorite song always was, “Why me Lord.”
A Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 13, 2020