Walter Stock passed away Thursday, April 17th in Waterloo, IA. at the age of 87. He was born in Morrison, IA. on May 3rd, 1926, the seventh child of Herman & Grace Stock. In 1947 he married Florence Fredrickson and to this marriage three children were born.
Walter is preceded in death by his parents; his spouse of 62 years, Florence; three sisters, Audrey Lear, Georgia Wilson, Iris Norwood and three brothers, Henry Stock, Charles Stock and Merle Stock.
He is survived by two sons, Greg (Janet) Stock of Colorado Springs, CO., Gale (Lynn) Stock of Kirksville, MO., and daughter Melissa Stock of Des Moines, IA. He is also survived by grandchildren: Ross Stock, Chris Stock, Adam Stock, Logan Stock, Carrie Stock and Abigail Medenciy; great grandchildren and numberous nieces and nephews.
Walt served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. He returned to his home-town area and worked at the John Deere Tractor Works for 18 years. Since his retirement from John Deere he bought, refurbished and sold many properties in the area, which he enjoyed doing until the end of his life.
No memorial service is planned at this time. Interment will be at the Morrison Cemetery at a later date.