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Tristin Michael Stocksdale

October 2, 1996 — June 20, 2019

Adventurous, humorous and strong willed, Tristin Michael Stocksdale lived his life to the fullest. Even at a young age, he had a big heart and would do anything to help another person that was in need. The son of Matthew D. Stocksdale and Nikki J. (Krider) Osbun, Tristin was born at Whitley Memorial Hospital in Columbia City, Indiana on October 2, 1996.

He grew up in the Albion and Churubusco area. As a boy he enjoyed playing with his friends, being outside, playing football, mushroom hunting with his family and riding four-wheelers. He attended Central Noble Middle School and would go to graduate from Churubusco High School where he wrestled with the Class of 2015.

Following high school Tristin worked at various jobs trying to fine tune his skills. He learned the skills of welding and fabrication work along with diesel mechanic work and assisting his stepfather with concrete jobs. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 246. On August 31, 2018, Tristin married Arizona M. Elliott in Albion. He loved being with his family and adored his sons. He found relaxation being outdoors, being on the water, fishing and hunting. With the adventurous side of him, he enjoyed riding motorcycles, going four-wheeling, taking trips to ride the rollercoasters at Cedar Point and attending a few Monster Jam truck shows.

On Thursday morning, June 20, 2019, life forever changed for all of Tristin's loving family members and friends as they learned that he passed away suddenly from an asthma attack. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Nikki and Ryan Osbun, of Churubusco; wife, Arizona Stocksdale, of Churubusco; sons, Winchester and Gunnar; sisters, Kaylee (Jake) Crager, Alex (Jay) Stocksdale and Kylie Stocksdale; brothers, Skyler King, Colton Stocksdale, Skyler Krider, Grant Osbun, Ethan Brill, Hunter Osbun, Tyler Stocksdale and Garrett Spiess; stepmother, Stacy (Wes) Spiess; in-law, Nevada and James Elliott; grandparents, Chris Krider and Delbert Smith, David and Suzann Stocksdale, Bob and Sandy Lane, and Terrell and Cathy Osbun; great-grandparents, Bob and Kay Hearld; aunts and uncles, Mike "Butch" and Ashley Krider, Nick Osbun, Travis Osbun, Mik and Brian Brockhaus and Marc and Carrie Stocksdale; and a host of other loving family members. He was preceded in death by his dad, Matt Stocksdale and grandfather, Nick Krider.

A gathering of family and friends will be 12- 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019 at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Adams Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest beside his grandfather. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made toward his children, I.C.O. Nikki. Visit to send Tristin's family condolences online.


DeMoney-Grimes a Life Story Funeral Home
600 Countryside Drive Columbia City, Indiana 46725

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


DeMoney-Grimes a Life Story Funeral Home
600 Countryside Drive Columbia City, Indiana 46725

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