Patrick J. Stalker, 77, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Franklin.
Patrick was born July 8, 1935, in Flint, Mich., to Roy and Marcella (Allard) Stalker. He married Janet (Stewart) Thomas in 1996 in Indianapolis.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and was an independent truck driver for 20 years.
Patrick enjoyed woodworking, animals, kids, crossword puzzles and all sports, even playing semi-pro baseball for some time.
He was a volunteer for the American Red Cross disaster services for 17 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 205 in Franklin and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Brown County.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Stalker of Franklin; and a sister, Shirley Butler of Mississippi.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Marcella Stalker.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 114 Lancelot Drive, Franklin. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Patrick’s honor to Hope Marie’s Fund Rescue in care of Bargersville Veterinary Hospital, 4253 N. State Road 135, Franklin, IN 46131.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel.
Information: 535-6880, www.jessen