Wilhelmina Stockert


Wilhelmina Stockert, 94, of Bismarck, passed away May 16, 2020 at the Baptist Health Care Center, Bismarck.


Due to COVID-19 a Private Family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bismarck, ND with Reverend Johnson as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bismarck, ND.


Wilhelmina “Willie” Monica (Brilz) Stockert was born December 27, 1925 near New Salem, ND to Joseph and Eva (Mosbrucker) Brilz.  She was raised in Center, ND, along with six other siblings.  She married our dad, Joe Stockert, on November 6, 1944 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Center, ND.  They resided in Bismarck and Washburn raising eight children.  Willie moved to Mandan in 2013 and entered the Baptist Health Care Center in 2016


Willie was first and foremost a devoted mother who loved and cared deeply for her children, but she also wore many other hats as well.  She was a bartender, foster mom, and daycare provider.  She was a great cook, making many dishes from her German heritage (love her Borscht soup and shupp noodles).  Her determination and strong will got her through the many trials in her life.  She was a kind and gentle woman with a generous heart and a gift of seeing the best in people and situations.


Dearest to Willie’s heart were her family, her home, her Catholic faith, and her many friends.


We, her children remember her most for her love, her sense of humor, her laughter, her unending patience, and loving counsel.


Left with many memories are her children, Alphonse (Shirley) Stockert, Donnie (LaVonne) Stockert, Kathy (Bob) Paul, Denise (Brian) Bergquist, Pam (Danny) Bauer, Jolene (Kevin Senger) Thiel, and Kim (Duane) Hagel; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.


Willie was preceded in death by her husband, Joe (1992); her parents; son, DuWayne; daughter, Michelle; grandson, Ryan; great-granddaughter, Amitola; son-in-law, Bill Henderson; and all of her brothers and sisters.


Our heartfelt thank you to her second family, the staff at Baptist Health Care Center, for the love and care you gave our mom, and all of the support you provided our family.  A special thanks to “her angel”, Teresa.  We love all of you!!  You are all “one in a million”.


To watch Willie’s Mass of Christian Burial, please click here.

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