We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Helgeson Funeral Home - Roseau
Donald "Cork" Stoskopf of Roseau passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022 surrounded by family at LifeCare Roseau Manor at the age of 74.
A Memorial Service for Cork will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Roseau at 4:00pm. A Visitation will be held the night before at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau from 5:00-7:00pm with a prayer service at 7:00pm.
Donald “Cork” Stoskopf was born on April 15, 1948 in Warroad, MN to Donald E. and Lily P. (Streiff) Stoskopf. He grew up in Warroad and graduated from Warroad High School.
On June 15, 1968 Cork married the love of his life, Connie Cole. They were together a week shy of 54 years. Together they built an amazing life with their two children, Tony and Tina.
Cork was a very hard worker. He started work when he was young, working at Marvin Windows and Johnson Chevrolet while helping out at the cement business. In 1974 he purchased the Roseau Stoskopf Redi-Mix plant and grew the business from four trucks to what it is today. He loved putting up materials at the pit and the many projects he worked on.
His hobbies were ring making, wine making, working on old vehicles and gardening. Other things Cork enjoyed were playing old timer hockey, watching hockey games, camping, cooking, hunting (he was a member of the NRA and Ducks Unlimited) and enjoying coffee and conversations with friends.
His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant the world to him. He loved going to their events and was very proud of them and their accomplishments. He will be dearly missed.
Cork is survived by his wife of almost 54 years, Connie; daughter Tina (Rick) Leach; son Tony (Lori); grandchildren Jessica (Travis) Ross, Jazmine (Landon) Staehnke, Joslynn Leach, Bryden Stoskopf, Anika Stoskopf; great-grandchildren Jordi Ross, Ricky Ross, Jeorgia Sylvester and LeRoy Staehnke.
He was preceded in death by his parents Donald & Lily; father-in-law Vernon Cole; brothers-in-law Allan Cole and Bill McDonald.
The family would like to thank all the nurses and care staff at the Roseau Manor, Dr. Devgon, family and friends, and Cork’s Tuesday coffee friends for all their love and support.