CASTLE DALE-Andrew F. Stofko, age 80, passed away peacefully Friday, April 10, 2009 at his home.
He was born Dec. 6, 1928 in Nameoki, Ill. to Andrew John and Helen Kalaskie Stofko.
In 1945, Andrew enlisted in the Merchant Marines where he honorably served his country. After returning from the military, Andrew went to work on the family farm in Illinois. On June 24, 1950 he married Della Jeannean Sellier at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brighton, Ill.
Shortly after their marriage he began his lifelong trek as a truck driver.
Over the next 40 years the family moved extensively prior to his retirement from P.I.E. Trucking in 1990. In 1993, the family moved to Castle Dale where he enjoyed his retirement and many special friends and neighbors. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, and taking great pride in his home and garden.
Survived by his wonderful wife, Jeannean Stofko, Castle Dale; daughter, Joellen (James) Benhart, Geneseo,Ill.; sons, Steve and Dale Stofko, both of Castle Dale; daughter-in-law, Lois Stofko, Castle Dale; grandchildren, Rick (Renee), Jeanie (Ian), Jamie, Stephine and Jake; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Mitchel and Samantha.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and son, Jerry Stofko.
The family expresses special thanks to the staff at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo and Rocky Mountain Hospice for the care and concern they gave Andy.