Joseph Sylvan Stock died peacefully, with family at his side, on Sunday, Oct. 21 at the St. Cloud Hospital. His funeral was held Oct. 26 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, St Cloud. Burial was in the St. Joseph Parish Cemetery in St. Joseph.
Stock was born March 16, 1958 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Sylvan and Della (Kaeter) Stock. He graduated from Apollo High School in 1976. He went on to work at St. Regis Paper Mill in Sartell. Though he was injured in a car accident in 1979, which left him a quadriplegic, he continued to live independently in his own home on the west side of St. Cloud.
Survivors include his siblings: Jim (Sandy) of Fergus Falls, Kathy (Joel) Berglund of Bemidji, Ken of St. Cloud, Kevin (Teresa) of St. Joseph, Karen of Duluth, Gary of St. Joseph, Pete of St. Cloud, Paul (Lisa) of St. Joseph, Geri of St. Joseph, Jackie (Neil) Marthaler of Blaine and Tony of St. Cloud as well as many nieces, nephews and friends that became family.
Preceding him in death were his parents, brother Leroy and sister-in-law Sheila.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.