|Carl E. Stone, Lt. Col. (Ret.) USAF|
|December 23, 1926 - August 09, 2013|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 3:00-7:00pm Thursday August 15, 2013 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Funeral Service: 10:00am Friday August 16, 2013 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island|
|Carl E. Stone, Lt. Col. (ret.)USAF, 86, of Rock Island, passed away Friday August 9, 2013 at Unity Point Trinity, Rock Island.|
Services will be 10:00am Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be 3:00-7:00pm Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at a later date in United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, NY.
Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, Moline.
Carl was born on December 23, 1926 in Moline, the son of Clarence and Adele (Bergin) Stone. He married Dorothy G. Wick on June 6, 1950, with whom he had a son Carl E. Stone Jr. in 1954. She preceded him in 1994. He later married Jacquelyn Braaten on July 28, 1996.
Carl graduated from Rock Island High School in 1944 and enlisted one month later in the Army Air Corps. In 1946 Lt. Col. Stone received an appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Military Engineering. He graduated in June 6, 1950 and was commissioned into the relatively new US Air Force. Lt. Col. Stone later received his Masters of Science in Counseling and Guidance, from the University of North Dakota. He served through the Korean War and also had three tours in SouthEast Asia during the Vietnam War.
Lt. Col. Stone retired in 1971, he later taught Air Force Junior ROTC in Del Norte High School, Albuquerque for 13 years and Kaiserslautern, Germany for 5 years. He also taught courses for the University of Albuquerque and Texas Technical University.
Carl had three brothers all of whom served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
Mr. Stone was a member of First Lutheran Church, Moline, Assn. of Graduates from US Military Academy, Korean War Veterans Assn, Air Force Assn, and American Legion. He was a life member of VFW, DAV, and MOWW, where he had served as Commander of the ILLOWA and Simpson-Loring Chapters.
Survivors include his wife, Jacquelyn; son from his marriage to Dorothy, Carl E. Stone Jr., Albuquerque, NM; step children, Paula Severtsgaard, FL., Jay Froude, MO.; sisters, Adele Lindberg, SC, and Linnea Corneilson, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Clarence, John, Theodore; and step son, Kurt Froude.
I loved Carl so much. He certainly had a very exceptional life. He was such a proud man and loved his country, family, and friends so much. I am so thankful I got to visit with him and my mom two weeks ago. He was in great spirits and still doting on my mom. We were all so blessed to have him in our lives. Rest In Peace dear Carl, heaven has welcomed you with open arms. Love, Paula
-- Paula Severtsgaard (step daughter)
I didn't get to see much of Uncle Carl since he moved to Rock Island as I live in Florida, but he loved God and his Country, and will be greatly missed by many.
-- Phyllis Finley
I was honored to be Carl's guardian on his Honor Flight to Washington D.C. a few years ago. He was so honored to be on that flight and loved the history he obvserved. He was able to observe the names of men he served with at West Point and in the Army. He was an exceptional man and so loved his service to his country.
-- Joe Militello
Carl always had a song to sing I enjoyed him so much. He was so in love with his wife the last words he spoke were "Take care of Jackie." As he was leaving us at the Mannor. Rest in peace my good man you will be missed.
-- Lisa Frain RN
We will miss you, and we are thankful you and Jackie were able to have time together. We have fond memories of our visits with you. Tex, your dad was so proud of you, and he enjoyed your visits to him. Carl loved church, family and country, and served them all well.
-- Ed and Linnea Corneilson
To my Aunt Jackie and family.
I'm sorry to hear that Carl died. He was a wonderful person to my mother Grace Mueller and the family. Carl was such an accomplished person, outstanding Air Force veteran, and a loving husband. My sincere condolences to his wife Jackie and the rest of the family. God bless.
-- KAREN GONZALEZ
The Blue Skies of heaven have welcomed dear Uncle Carl. We will miss him at our Christmas Day family gatherings. It has been a special blessing having him bring Aunt Jackie to join us these past years as we gathered on Christmas Day. The Christmas Hymn Sing will never be the same without his joyful voice. We are grateful for all of the precious memories Uncle Carl shared about childhood with Daddy and his family and we appreciated him sharing fascinating war stories. So glad to have seen him with Tex a few years ago. The @four brave Stone boys are now sharing Eternity with The Lord they love so much. As he always signed off...Blue Skies!
-- Debby Stone Stebel
Lt Col Stone was my mentor, my teacher and my friend for many years. God bless and welcome you home, sir. It was an honor serving with you.
-- Lori (Boak) Cunningham (DNHS Class of 1984)
I know Col. Stone in High School was a fantastic teacher I love every thing he ever taught me thank you Col.Stone
-- Gale Lee Long (Orabona)