Kenneth Stockton ’26 Inducted 1983
Baseball and Football
Kenneth W. Stockton '26 lettered four years in baskeball and three years in football at Gustavus. He played center and guard on the '23 and '24 team and was captain and All MIAC guard on the MIAC championship team in '25 which had a 10-1 record, and was also All MIAC guard on the championship team of '26. He played on the '23 and '24 football team, and played end and quarterback on the '25 team which had the first successful season- a 2nd place finish with a 4-1 record. Following graduation he taught and coached in Redwood Falls and had undefeatefd and regional championship teams. He entered the insurance field in the early '30s, and then had a chain of music schools in three states with offices in Austin.
Ken served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during WWII and on his discharge moved to Watertown, So. Dak. , where he was employed as Superintendent of Agencies for Midland National Life Insurance. In 1960 he had his own insurance and estate planning agency and became the leading agent and president of the "Presidents Club of the Midwest Division." He was also a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Hewas very active in golf in Watertown andserved as president of the Country Club for two terms. After his death the club had the Ist of three yearly memorial tournaments in his memory; the golfers wore buttons with his picture and nickname "The Gray Fox." In 1966 he moved to Mesa, Ariz., where he continued his work as a broker and estate analyst, and continued his interest in golf. He retired in 1973. Ken died on October 7, 1975. He is survived by his wife Adeline, son Arthur and daughter Lana.