Darwin Lester Stock, 73, of Waverly, Iowa, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side, on Monday morning, June 12, 2017, at his home in Waverly.
Darwin was born on September 16, 1943, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Christina (Jurgens) and Lester Stock. As a child he lived in Waterloo, Clarksville and then Greene, and graduated from Greene Community High School in 1962. On August 6, 1966, Darwin was united in marriage to Patricia Hansen in Greene. From June of 1962 until July of 1993, Darwin worked for Oliver / White Farm Equipment in Charles City, and for GMT Corporation in Waverly, from February of 1994 until January of 1997. He then worked for John Deere in Waterloo from January of 1997 until his retirement in October of 2009.
Darwin was a UAW member. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, drag racing, and most recently, trap shooting. He also liked to cheer on the Green Bay Packers and Iowa State Cyclones. He was not a Vikings fan! Family was very important to Darwin.
Darwin is survived by his wife of almost 51 years, Patricia; one daughter, Shelley (Doug) Kersten of De Pere, Wisconsin; one grandson, Nolan Kersten; two brothers, Galen (Buelah) Stock of Cedar Falls, Iowa and Larry (Janell) Stock of Waterloo, Iowa; one sister, Phyllis Walters of Colorado Springs, Colorado; several nieces and nephews; and his Miniature Schnauzers, Mya and Cricket. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly, with Pastor Allen Bidne officiating. The family will greet friends on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation, and online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family. 319-352-1187
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