Carl Eugene Stoikes, age 87, passed away at his home in Prairie du Sac, Mar. 1, 2020. He was born in Vernon County on Sept. 21, 1932 to the late Carl and Nellie (Miller) Stoikes Sr. Carl graduated LaFarge High School; class of 1950. He went on to enlist in the U.S. Army and served in the 82nd Airborne Unit during the Korean War. Carl attended tech school in Madison and studied Architecture and Drafting; starting a lifelong career as a Draftsman working on commercial buildings. He formerly worked for a few firms in the Madison area and retired from Marshall Erdman in 1995. Carl was united in marriage to Rita Resch on Aug. 27, 1955; she preceded him in death on Oct. 4, 2012. He enjoyed hunting, golf, looking for morels, going for Sunday drives and traveling with Rita. Carl recently enjoyed his Badger Honor Flight in the Spring of 2017. He was a member of the Sauk Prairie Optimists Club, Sauk Prairie Historical Society, 82nd Airborne Assoc., and enjoyed volunteering at the Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital.
He is survived by his children, Steve (Janet), Stuart, Tom, Tim, and Suzanne (Dave Dobratz) Stoikes; three grandchildren, Tony, Lee (Tabby Schrofer), Cory Dobratz; great-granddaughter, Catarina Dobratz.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son Tony Stoikes and siblings, Colleen Harris and Paul Stoikes.
A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Mar. 6, 2020 at the HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, 251 Water St., Sauk City. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will be held in the Prairie du Sac Cemetery at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at hooversonfuneralhomes.com
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