Allen Phillip Stoeckel August 17, 1934 ~ October 9, 2013

Allen Phillip Stoeckel, 79, of West Fork passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at his home after a brief illness.

He was born August 17, 1934 in Chicago, IL the son of Max and Lena Nelson Stoeckel.

He grew up in Des Plaines, IL and after his high school graduation, Allen enlisted in the United States Navy and served for 24 years as a proud Navy Seabee.  After he was deployed to Africa during the Korean Conflict, served two tours in Vietnam and at the time of his discharge he held 5 Good Conduct Medals, a Navy Unit Commendation award, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation, Civil Action Medal, First Class Color, with Palm; two Navy Achiecvement medals and RVN Gallantry Cross; his last and highest rank was Master Chief Constructionman with the Seabees. After his retirement in the Navy, he worked for Shakespeare; City of Springdale; United Technologies, and Wal-Mart.

Survivors include his wife, of 27 years Mary Sue (Susie) Stoeckel,  of the home; his son by marriage, John Ashley Capwell and wife, Ashley and their children, Jacquelin Mary-Alexis and John Ryan Alexander Capwell all of Fayetteville; his five children, Jo Ellen, Cheryl, Nancy, Edward and Allen; several other grandchildren.

Graveside Services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5~7 PM Monday, October 14, 2013 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.


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    JoEllen Applegate » 13. Oct, 2013

    My dad is gone. So many memories of him. I can’t believe he is gone. I would like to add to his obituary. His children are JoEllen Applegate (Donald), Edward Stoeckel (Lorraine), Nancy Wilson (Kurt), Cheryl Duprau (Robert), and Allen Stoeckel II. Grandchildren are Bertram, Claire, Jennifer, Landa, Lance, Christopher, Stevie, Jacob, Jessica, and Samantha. He also had 15 great grandchildren. We all hope that his wife finds comfort in her family. Do not forget, he has gone to a better place. Happy, healthy, and with the Lord.

    Tim Jackson » 14. Oct, 2013

    I enjoyed working with Al at Aero Tech/ united technologies years ago and I appreciated his sense of humor. I feel for the family since I am sure you will miss him. I am sure Al is in a better place of eternal rest and I do know he was a hard worker. RIP my Friend

    Earl & Rose Underhill » 15. Oct, 2013

    We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.