Stanley E. Eke
Stanley E. Eke, age 88 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at his home in rural Kandota Township, Todd County.
A gathering of family and friends was held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre.
Stanley Edward Eke was born April 3, 1928, in Docking, England, to Leonard and Mable (Bailey) Eke. Stanley grew up on a farm in England. After school, he worked two years on a farm and then at the close of WWII, he worked in a garage on cars and farm machinery. He then worked for Lord Townshend for ten years as an agricultural engineer keeping the farm machinery in repair. He married Joan King on Sept. 28, 1951, in South Creek, England. After working for Lord Townshend, they purchased a milk distribution business. Joan and Stanley worked side by side delivering bottled milk, cheese and butter. Later they added a paper route to coincide with distributing milk.