In memory of

James "Jim" Stock

April 5, 1938 - November 24, 2019
From: Lake View, IA
James "Jim" Stock

James "Jim" Stock

Born: April 5, 1938
Died: November 24, 2019
Age: 81
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James David Stock, age 81, passed away on November 24, 2019, at his home in Lake View, IA surrounded by his family.  Jim was born April 5, 1938, in Carroll, IA to Raymond Louis Stock and Etta Elizabeth (Meyer) Stock.  Jim was baptized at the Manse House, Wheatland Presbyterian Church in Breda, IA and was confirmed March 29, 1953, at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake, IA.


Jim attended Lake View High School and graduated in 1957.  He received a basketball scholarship and attended Morningside College, where he was inducted into the Morningside M Club.  He graduated in 1961 earning his bachelor’s degree.  He married the love of his life Janet Joyce Paulsen of Guthrie Center, IA, on June 18, 1961.  Freshly out of college he joined the United States Marine Corps where he served for three years as Officer in Charge of the Demolition and Landmine Warfare School at Camp Pendleton, CA, ranking as a 1st Lieutenant.  Jim and Jan had two children, Jody Jean and Julie Ann. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Minneapolis, MN.  Eventually, they made their way back to Lake View in 1968.  James Dean "Jimmy", the surprise bundle, was welcomed into the family in 1973.


After military service, Jim worked for Magnetic Controls Co., in Minneapolis, MN.  Once moving to Lake View, Jim and two high school friends formed Progressive Industries, Inc. with the purchase of Armstrong Popcorn Co.  Progressive Industries later built Lake View Fabric Care Center.  Jim and his friends expanded their business to include ventures in Arizona.  Jim and Jan later purchased Progressive Industries Iowa changing the name to Stock Popcorn Company, and a couple years later built Carroll Fabric Care Center in Carroll, IA.  Not only were Jim and Jan life partners, the two of them were business partners, working side by side for countless years.


At the young age of 14, Jim’s passion for being church organist began.  For 35 years he served The Lord at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, playing Sunday services, weddings and funerals.  Up until his death he was still asking if he needed to play for church on Sunday.


Jim enjoyed helping Lake View and surrounding communities.  Many of his past activities and roles were what helped shape Lake View to what it is today.  Jim was Charter President of the Lake View Lions Club; member of Region XII Council of Governments; Chairman and trustee of Emmanuel Lutheran Church; member of the American Legion, serving as Vice Commander; member of Stewart Memorial Hospital Board of Directors promoting the McCrary Roast Clinic in Lake View; member of the Lake View City Council serving as Mayor Pro Tempore; long-standing member of the Lake View Fire Department serving as treasurer for many years; one of the organizers of the Black Hawk Life Care Center; organizer of the Lake View Summer Water Carnival and worked many years on the Parade of Water Floats.  Jim also enjoyed helping people in time of need and selflessly, always was there to help support anyone in need.  Many additional actions were far too numerous to list and unknown by anyone but Jim and God.


Jim was a devoted husband, amazing father, and a loving grandpa.  There was no place he would rather be than with his grandchildren fishing on the dock, cheering at sporting events, or snuggling on the couch.


Jim is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Jan Stock and their children Jody Jean (Jon “Eric”) Witzel of Severna Park, MD, Julie Ann Anderson of Crystal Lake, IL and James Dean (Jenny Rae) Stock of Lake View, IA and 8 grandchildren, Joshua Lee (Kathryn Anne) Souders, Catherine Ellen Witzel, Henry-James “Caleb” Witzel, McKinsey-Rae Abigail “Abby” Witzel, Amelia Marie Anderson, Olivia Nicole “Livi” Anderson, Victoria Elizabeth “Tori” Anderson, and James Allen “Gunnar” Stock.  His surviving siblings include Norma Jean Hoeg, Jeanette Joyce Chambers and brother Daniel Owen Stock. 


He was preceded in death by parents Raymond Louis Stock and Etta Elizabeth Stock, as well as a brother Raymond Louis “Sonny” Stock Jr. and sister LaDonna Lou Phillips.







Funeral Service
10:15 a.m., Saturday
November 30, 2019
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Lake View, Iowa

Rev. Donald E. Peterson III
4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friday
November 29, 2019
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Lake View, Iowa
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 1:17 PM
“He was a star.”
- linda reida
Friday, November 29, 2019 at 8:24 AM
“So very sorry. Prayers, love, and hugs to all of you”
- Joan(Breckenfelder) Pearson
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 11:11 AM
“Janet, so sorry for your loss. I knew Jim was sick, just didn't know how quickly things progressed. Please reach out to me when you have the time. I'm thinking about you and my prayers are with you during this hard time. Enuff said, maybe someday I can beat you at a game of HORSE.”
- Ron Sawyer
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM
“Deepest sympathy to all of the family. Jim was. Great asset to all of the organizations he worked for. ”
- Pat Maunu
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM
“So sorry to hear about family knew him well when we were growing mom was MableAnn Christian. Prayers for the family.”
- Tami Christian Holm
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 5:22 PM
“Iím so sorry Jan u two are 2 of the sweetest people I know”
- Pam leitz
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:28 AM
“I have many good memories of Jim and Jan. Jim and I graduated from high school together in 1957. We enjoyed class reunions at your cabin on the lake. He will be missed.
- Darlene McConnell Swanson
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:28 AM
“There isn't a time in my life that I didn't feel better after spending time talking to Jim. God's peace to the Stock family.
- Earl Hanson
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:28 AM
“Jim we shall miss you so much your wonderful playing of the organ thru the years was so great don loved to tell you the story of shooting the pidgeons and what a great shot you were ”
- Don and DEE cole
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:28 AM
“May the love of family and friends surround you with comfort and peace. Our most sincere condolences.”
- Carol and Rick Teitelman
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:28 AM
“Jan we are so sorry for your loss you were a wondeful wife to him and took good care of him don and I appreciated the contribution he made in our church with jim playing the organ I church so many years we shall miss him love the COLES”
- Don and DEE Cole
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:28 AM
“Dear Jan and Family, The community and your family has lost a great man that was very giving. We will keep you in out prayers. The Bohnenkamps”
- Jeff bohnenkamp
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:28 AM
“I graduated from LVHS in 1951 and moved to California in August of that year. Whenever I visited my wonderful hometown and saw Jim, he always smiled and greeted me as an old friend. I will always remember Jim for his kindness. ”
- Georgia Mays Ridgeway
Monday, November 25, 2019 at 2:41 PM
“We are saddened but know God's arms opened wide to gather His faithful servant, Jim, into His heavenly mansion. Many are grieving with you, Jan and family.”
- Jim and Lois Manuel Long
Monday, November 25, 2019 at 12:15 PM
“Dear Jan and Family; we are sorry for your loss and want you to know we are keeping all of in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Don and Dona Tjaden
Monday, November 25, 2019 at 8:49 AM
“Jan and family, we're so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Cort and Jennifer Stargell
Monday, November 25, 2019 at 1:33 AM
“Prayers for comfort to your family during this time. Jim will be missed! Prayers for peace as well, as you find comfort in Godís promises. ”
- Julie DenHerder
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 9:31 PM
“Jim will always have a special place in our heart. Peace be with all of you during this difficult time. ”
- David and Amy Croll
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 9:31 PM
“So very sorry Jan, Jodi, Julie, Jimmy and families. What a huge loss what a great, loving wonderful man. I canít remember any time in my 45+ years of knowing Jim that he didnít have a smile on his face. Lake View wonít be the same without him.”
- Joe and Steph Riedell
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 9:31 PM
“My deepest sympathy to Aunt Jan, cousins Jodi, Julie and Jimmy; and all of the dear grandchildren. Uncle Jim was not only of great stature, but of great heart. A pillar of his family and community, a man of great humor, music and athletic talent. I am grateful for the wonderful memories of him. All my love and prayers to the family.”
- Susan L. Stock
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 9:31 PM
“Jan and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn Jim's passing. He was a great friend to so many people in our community and he will be missed, for sure. I will surely miss our visits in passing where ever we met. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and give you comfort knowing Jim is with Him in Heaven enjoying the choirs of angels. ”
- Sue and Ken Barney
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