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L.R. Stoskopf 1939 - 2017
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L.R. Stoskopf 1939 - 2017

L.R. Stoskopf, 77, died Jan. 17, 2017 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born Oct. 20, 1939 at Hoisington, the son of Roy and Beulah (Colhour) Stoskopf.
A lifetime Barton County resident, L.R. was a farmer and an educator for USD 428 as an industrial arts teacher at Great Bend High School from 1968 until his retirement in 1995. Prior to that, he taught at LaCrosse High School, LaCrosse and was a machinist for C&W Machine (SEMCO), Great Bend. He was a member of Cheyenne Twisters Square Dance Club, GBNEA, KNEA, and a life member of NEA.
Survivors include two sons, Brad Stoskopf (Kim) of Wichita, Brian Stoskopf (Whitney) of Riverbank, CA; one sister, Beverly Tauscher (Ernie) of Arkansas City; four grandchildren, Matthew Stoskopf (Jamie), Gregory Stoskopf (Kelly), Kevin Stoskopf (Tish), and Bryce Stoskopf; and the mother of his sons and the grandmother to his grandchildren, Linda (Melton) Stoskopf Essmiller.
He was preceded in death by sister, Marilyn Zimmerman and  companion, Sandy Essmiller. 
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington with Rev. Rueben Lang’at officiating. Burial will be at the Hoisington Cemetery, Hoisington. Visitation will be from 3 to 8:00 p.m, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at the funeral home, with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorial Fund: USD 428 Foundation to benefit FFA or Barton County Food Bank, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 415, Hoisington, KS 67544
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PO Box 415,
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 19, 2017