Wayne O. Stockseth, an owner/breeder, died March 11 after an extended illness, according to a Corpus Christi, Texas, funeral home.
Alone and in partnership, Stockseth bred and/or raced several stakes winners in the Midwest including Country Duke, Diablo Won, Chuck n Luck, Sony Blum, and Now I Know. Campaigned with Don Von Hemel, Now I Know won three stakes including the 2011 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III).
Stockset served as a Navy pilot. He founded 20 businesses and served on several boards.
Stockseth is survived by his wife, Norma Lee, and three sons. Donations may be made to Corpus Christi Metro Ministries, 1919 Leopard St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78408, or the Wayne O. Stockseth Endowed Scholarship, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 802, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.