Ronald “Ron” William Stockton

March 8, 1931 - August 19, 2020

Ronald William Stockton, 89, a resident of Fort Myers, FL for the past 25 years, formerly of St. Mary’s Point, MN, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020. He was born March 8, 1931 in Adams, MN to Raymond and Cora Stockton, now deceased.

Ron grew up in southern Minnesota, graduating from Owatonna High School in 1949. He joined the Air Force and was stationed in Amarillo, TX. He married Verdele Lee in 1952. Upon discharge in 1955, he and Verdele moved to the Lee family farm on Lake Hanska, MN. He moved to the Twin Cities in 1961 to begin a career in the printing industry. He became President and co-owner of Complete Graphics. He and Verdele loved boating on the St. Croix so much they bought a home in St. Mary’s Point and lived there until moving to Fort Myers on the Caloosahatchee River. Ron’s favorite activity outside of boating was participating in the Patrol and the Circus Committee of the Zurah Shriners where he made several cherished lifelong friends. 

He is survived by his two children, Sherrie Stockton (Anita Bradshaw) of Minneapolis, MN, and Scott Stockton of Fort Myers, FL; dearest and caring Minnesota friends Jay and Lisa Roettger and their daughter, Alyssa; his loving and devoted caregivers, Sherry Unroe and Karen Brandi; as well as his unconditional loving dog Buddy, his snack loving companion who slept through TV shows with him and guarded Ron from all threats real and imagined.

Ron was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Verdele “Dee” Stockton in 2002; his brother, Harlan in 2017, and his sister, Bette in 2009. 

No formal services are planned at this time.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Ronald William Stockton are suggested to Shriners Children’s Hospital – Twin Cities, 215 Radio Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Karen Brandi Aug 24, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Ron you will be deeply was a pleasure working for you. Threw the good times an u always Karen Brandi..imma gonna miss you..

  2. Karen Brandi Aug 24, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Ron you will be deeply missed
    It was a pleasure working for you. Threw the good times an you
    Imma gonna miss you
    . Always in my thoughts..

  3. DeDe Eschenburg Sep 5, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Thanks for the Obit.
    Ron had many good qualities, and will certainly be missed, especially by you, Scott, and the Roettgers.

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