Obituary of Lyle Edward Stockinger
Lyle Edward Stockinger passed away December 2nd, 2021 in Meridian, Idaho.
Lyle was born June 8th, 1940 in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. He was well liked and had many friends through the years, many of them lifelong relationships.
At 18 Lyle joined the US Air Force and after basic training and completing tech school he deployed to Tulle, Greenland. When he returned having completed his commitment he hired on with Dyon Electron as an engine mechanic. Lyle traveled the country from military base to military base performing engine modifications on a variety of military aircraft.
January 1964 he was sent to Hickam AFB in Oahu, Hawaii where he met Vivian. They were married on November 14th, 1964 in Hawaii. Having been given three choices of where the next base would be… Texas, South Dakota or Idaho they chose IDAHO. (a choice his children are forever grateful for) Vivian was offered a position with Boise Anesthesia so Lyle chose to enlist with Idaho Air National Guard and hired on in a full-time position in the engine shop. Through his career he worked and supervised the different shops including the fuel shop and hydraulics. He was employed with the Guard for nearly 30 years before retiring at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant.
Lyle enjoyed hunting, fishing, RC aircraft, “inventing” things in his beloved garage, and his BEER.
After retirement he volunteered at the VA home calling bingo and helping in the arts and crafts room.
He was generous and always willing to help a friend in need. He will be missed by friends and family.
Lyle is survived by his wife Vivian Stockinger, daughter Shelly Morrison (husband Jim) son Neal Stockinger (wife Mikiel Montrose) son Clint Stockinger (wife Julie), grandsons Jake and Greyson Stockinger and granddaughters Angie Finnley, Jessica Boras and Alexis Morrison. Brothers Floyd Stockinger, Frank Stockinger (wife Karen) sisters Rhea Derichs and Moody Schimnich and Collette Stockinger (sister in law) and dozens of nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Monday December 13th, 2021 11:00am at St Mark's Catholic Church 7960 W Northview St, Boise, ID 83704
Reception to follow at Breakaway Cafe and Spirits; 2053 E Fairview Ave #101, Meridian, ID 83642
Internment will be Friday December 17th, 2021 11:000am at the Idaho Veteran’s Cemetery, Dry Creek, IdahoTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lyle Stockinger, please visit Tribute Store