Irene Stock

Irene D. Stock, 89, of Waukon died Monday, February 3, 2020 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Memorial services were held Saturday, February 8 at the Waukon Banquet Center with Pastor Ronald Pederson officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Irene Dorothea Stock was born July 14, 1930 in Caledonia, MN, the daughter of George and Elsie (Schroeder) Meyer. She was baptized July 21, 1930 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Caledonia by Rev. R. Jeske. Her sponsors were her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Werner Schroeder, and Mrs. Alfred Beneke. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. John’s June 25, 1944 by Rev. R. Jeske and Rev. K.A. Gurgel.

She attended Houston County District No. 44 School through eighth grade and graduated from Caledonia High School May 28, 1948. From 1951-58, she worked for C.B. Kurz Dental Office in Caledonia as a dental assistant and office manager.

April 27, 1958, she married Robert James Stock at St. John’s, Caledonia. Irene and Bob farmed together in rural Waukon for more than 40 years, milking cows and raising registered Chester White hogs and grain. She and Bob also raised their seven children together on the farm. They moved into Waukon in November of 1994.
Irene was an active member of King of Grace Lutheran Church in Waukon, where she was in the ladies group. She was a master of several things including sewing, gardening, baking, cooking and canning pickles. Irene also enjoyed quilting, rosemaling, baking and decorating cakes for special occasions, making wine, playing the accordion and listening to music. She loved spending time with her family and friends, and her favorite drink was a Holstein high ball.

Survivors include her children: Joan (Dennis) Behr of Madison, WI, Jane Regan of Harpers Ferry, Kaye Anderson of Rochester, MN, and Lyle (Annette), Lynn (Melanie), Kent (Rhonda) and Mark (Stacy), all of Waukon; 11 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law: Shirley Colson of Rochester, MN, Ella Mae Dvorak of Waukon and Ruth Meyer of Red Wing, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert James, who died in 2018; a grandson, Chase Regan; and two brothers, Lloyd and Milton Meyer.

Honorary urnbearers were Marlys Leiran and the Century Club Ladies. Urnbearers are Mitch Regan, and Drew and Duel Stock.

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