AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Gordy Stalker, of Wahkon, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019 at his home. He was 67 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the Isle High School (730 5th Ave S, Isle, MN 56342) with Pastor David Oberfeld officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held from 3:00 -6:00 pm on Saturday, April 13th at the Wahkon Presbyterian Church and again 1 hour prior to the service at the Isle School.
INURNMENT will be held at a later date in the Foster Cemetery in Cove, MN.
Gordon “Gordy” Frank Stalker, of Wahkon, was born on October 31, 1951 and went to his heavenly home on Friday, April 5, 2019 after a long, courageous, 11 year battle with cancer. He was 67 years old.
Gordy is survived by his wife Lori of Wahkon; children, Andrew Stalker of Forest Lake, Peter Stalker of Forest Lake, Steven Sweeney of Isle, Jessica Sweeney of South St Paul, and Willy Stalker of Wahkon; grandchildren, Cameron and Hadley Sweeney of Isle; brother Raymond (Tina) Stalker of Hebron, IL; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many friends.
Gordy was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Barbara Stalker and infant daughter Emily Anne.
Gordy graduated from Isle High School in 1969 and from there went to St. Cloud State and University of Minnesota to study agriculture. Gordy came back to Wahkon in 1974 to help his mom and dad run the family dairy farm.
Gordy farmed until 1998 when he sold the herd. He continued to farm hay for many years after and taught his son Willy how to bale hay. Gordy loved farming; it was in his blood and in his soul. He loved seeing God’s creation at its finest.
Gordy worked the lake in the winter for McQuoid’s. His nickname on the ice was Elvis and that continued on for many, many years. After the loss of his infant daughter Emily Anne, Gordy worked as a custodian at his Alma Mater, Isle High School. He absolutely loved working with the students and staff and became a friend to many.
Gordy loved his family; his children and grandchildren were the light of his life. Gordy taught Willy how to trap, hunt and fish and Willy continues that tradition by teaching his nephew Cameron. Gordy’s sense of humor and laughter was contagious, he always had a joke or story and he always wanted to make people laugh. His singing voice is one that will not be forgotten by anyone who heard it.
Rest in peace in the loving arms of your Father in Heaven who welcomed you in by saying “Well done good and faithful servant, well done.”