Adam Stockwell

Obituary of Adam Stockwell

Adam Francis Stockwell

Age 55, of Joliet, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center. For the past six years, Adam had relentlessly battled cancer and his determination to fight it was extraordinary.

Born April 29, 1961 in Blue Island, he was a graduate of Thornwood High School, where he was a standout athlete. He worked as a glazier in the construction trades and was a proud member of Glaziers Local #27, Lyons. He was a hard worker with an impeccable work ethic.

Adam's love of the Chicago Cubs was only surpassed by his love of the game of golf. He was very family oriented and especially devoted to his parents. He was kind, and his willingness to help others was exceptional. He lived a simple life and material things were not important to him. He enjoyed working with his hands, designing and completing carpentry projects and maintaining his beautiful yard. Work and family were most important to him. He was dearly loved by his family and will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Susan (nee Rouse) Stockwell of Joliet; two sons, Joshua Adam Stockwell and Blake Jeffrey Stockwell, both at home; his parents, Richard T. and Dolores M. (nee Prentiss) Stockwell of Hazel Crest; seven brothers and sisters, the late Jeffrey Stockwell, the late Richard C. Stockwell, Gary D. (Vicky) Stockwell of Seneca, SC, Kevin P. (Allyson) Stockwell of Homewood, William (Karen) Stockwell of Crown Point, IN, Eve (Steven) Haupt of Mokena; and Margaret (Eric) Erickson of Rothschild, WI; two sisters in law, Kathy Stockwell of Harvey, and Kathy Stockwell of Wisconsin; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial Gathering for Adam F. Stockwell will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 3:00 to 6:00 with a Service at 6:00 p.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Roads, Joliet. As it was Adam's wish and his selfless gift, he has chosen to donate his body to the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois for the advancement of medical research. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to Joliet Oncology Hematology Associates Foundation, 2614 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435 ( would be appreciated. For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at