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Obituary - Wayne Gordon Stokes
1923 ~ 2004

Wayne Gordon Stokes, 81, of 115 13th Ave S, Clear Lake, died at his home Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 29, at the First Congregational Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Thom Christian officiating. Interment was at the Clear Lake Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wayne Stokes Memorial Fund.

Wayne was born the son of George Henry and Lucinda Mae (Merriss) Stokes, on June 18, 1923, at Hampton, Iowa. Wayne graduated from Iowa Falls High School and then served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Wayne married Anna Miller on June 24, 1943.

After his discharge from the service they moved to Clear Lake, where he cooked for Curly's Café. He later worked for Davis & Keith Construction for 17 years and then worked on his own at construction until shortly after his 80th birthday.

Wayne enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling with his wife and their special trip to Alaska, and his grandkids. He was a great father and grandfather. Wayne was a member of the First Congregational Church and a lifetime member of the Clear Lake V.F.W.

Wayne is survived by his son, Gordon (Gayle) Stokes of Clear Lake; two grandsons, Shane Stokes and his friend, Dawn, of Tiffin, Iowa and Christian (Amy) Stokes of Riverside, Iowa; seven great-grandchildren, Brittani, Hunter, Hanna, Brienna, Alyson, Colby, and Tristan; two sisters-in-law, Viola Stokes of Clear Lake, and Helen Stokes of California; special friend, Carol Meier of Clear Lake; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parent's; wife, Annie; three brothers, Comp, Ray and Merlyn Stokes and two sisters, Helen Edwards and Irene Brown.

Transcription by Pat Ludeke, June of 2012



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