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Farnam "Chick" Chickering Stone

Farnam "Chick" Chickering Stone

Farnam "Chick" Chickering Stone of Duluth peacefully passed away August 8, 2017 at Chris Jensen Health Center after visiting with his bride on their 64th wedding anniversary.

Chick was born in Duluth on January 20, 1927 to George F. and Helen C. Stone. He grew up in the Crosby/Deerwood Minnesota area. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and later earned a business and economics degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Chick married the love of his life, Gloria C. Matts, on August 8, 1953. They built their first home together and raised three children in Duluth's Woodland neighborhood. Chick worked 33 years for United States Steel/DM&IR Railroad as an industrial engineer. He loved walleye fishing on Lake Vermilion, grouse and deer hunting, golfing, curling, camping with the family, and cruising to Alaska, Europe and the Caribbean. He and Gloria were snowbirds in Florida, Arizona and Texas, enjoying the warm winters and times with good friends.

Chick was an active member of St Paul's Episcopal Church in Duluth, the Duluth Curling Club, Duluth TW Hugo Masonic Lodge, American Legion Post #28 and Elks Club for many years.

Chick is survived by his wife Gloria, brother Michael of Kansas City, children Sally (Zoe) Tempelis, Corinne (Barry) Baker, Charles (Lily) Stone, nine grandchildren (Andreas, Nicholas; Brooke, Benjamin, Aubrey; Carolyn, Alexander, Elizabeth, Katherine) and four great-grandchildren as well as extended family members and friends, especially his DM&IR retirement group.

The family would like to thank the staff at Beehive Homes, Miller Dwan 3 East, and Chris Jensen Health Center for their wonderful care. Thank you to those who gave Chick the opportunity to take part in a Veteran's Honor Flight that meant so much to him.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday August 19th at St Paul's Episcopal Church, 1710 E Superior St, Duluth, MN. Visitation will begin one hour prior to service. Military Honors will be provided by the Duluth Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 525 S. Lake Ave. Suite 214 Duluth, MN 55802. Services entrusted to Cremation Society of Minnesota 218-624-5200