In memory of

Ardyce Stock

October 4, 1923 - December 20, 2020
From: Lake View, IA
Ardyce Stock

Ardyce Stock

Born: October 4, 1923
Died: December 20, 2020
Age: 97
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   Ardyce Stock, age 97 of Lake View, IA, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at Black Hawk Life Care Center in Lake View where she was a resident.

   Ardyce Elizabeth Stock, the daughter of Rudy and Luella (Sillars) Stark, was born October 4, 1923, in rural Lake View. She joined her two older siblings, Ruth and Lyle. Ardyce graduated from Lake View High School in 1943, where she met the love of her life, Eugene. While Eugene was deployed in the Army Air Corps in Europe, she attended Burroughs Business School in Des Moines, IA, and from there moved to San Francisco, CA, in 1943, where she worked for South Pacific Standard Oil. She and five friends took the civil service tests and moved to Chicago in 1944, to work for the Treasury Department. After World War II ended, she returned to Lake View and married Eugene on April 11, 1945. They were blessed with two sons, Mitchell and Dean. They lived on the Stock Century Farm for 66 years.

   Ardyce was active in Rainbow for Girls of Lake View, was a State Drill Leader, Peace Lutheran Church Sunday School Teacher, Twilight Acres Volunteer, 4-H Leader, and a member of the Twilight Acres Health Advisory Board, Spring Lake Ladies League, and American Legion Auxiliary.

   Ardy loved to shop and almost anything she owned she could somehow tell you where she got it or who gave it to her. Even as her eyesight deteriorated, she had no problem reading the size of a blouse or a price tag. Her favorite shade of Merle Norman lipstick never left her pocket and chocolate was always in her purse. Anyone that stopped by the farm couldn’t leave without a Snickers and a Pepsi, she wouldn’t take “no” for an answer. She always made sure her grandchildren and great-grandchildren felt special – trips to Kathy’s Korner to get ice cream is something her great-grandchildren always looked forward to.

   Left to cherish her memory are her sons Mitchell Stock (partner Dee Parrott) of Lake View and Dean (Nancy) Stock of Lake View; grandchildren: Greg (Stacy) Stock, Steve (Tiffany) Stock, Dan (Nicole) Stock, Sondra (Jeremy) Rierson, and Kristen (Scott) Poen; sixteen great-grandchildren; many extended family members and friends.

   Ardyce was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; parents Rudy and Luella Stark; parents-in-law Christopher and Alvina Stock; sister Ruth Meyers; brother Lyle Stark; and daughter-in-law Deana Stock.

   Memorials can be directed to The Lake View Historical Museum and The Sac County Fairgrounds Raise The Roof.


Graveside Memorial Service
10:30 a.m., Saturday
July 3, 2021
Ferguson Cemetery
Lake View, Iowa
Ferguson Cemetery
Lake View, Iowa


Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“My sympathy to the Stock Family”
Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10:09 PM
“Deepest sympathies to the family!”
- Steve Frank
Monday, January 25, 2021 at 12:43 PM
“So sorry to hear of her passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Such a neat, friendly lady, she will be missed”
- John and Cindy Schwarzkopf
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 6:41 PM
- Kathy & Jim Carroll
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 6:34 PM
“We remember Ardie with smiles, she was so friendly. Our sympathy, Roger and Marlene Glasnapp”
- Marlene Glasnapp
Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 12:36 PM
“Dear Mitchell and Dee, Dean and Nancy, my heart breaks along with yours with the passing of Ardy. Uncle Gene and Aunt Ardy were so special to me my entire life. I so loved visiting them on the farm. And hosting them here in Kansas on several occasions. They were truly wonderful and loving people. They will be greatly missed. Please accept my sincere and deepest condolences. God bless you all. ”
- Nancy Wessendorf Holt
Monday, December 28, 2020 at 10:46 AM
“Deepest Sympathy inthe lossof your Mother”
Monday, December 28, 2020 at 10:46 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Jan and Steve Pullen
Monday, December 28, 2020 at 10:46 AM
“Deepest sympathy from two great-grandchildren of the Sillars Clan....Jim Raasch and Bonnie Raasch Mason.”
- James Raasch
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 1:07 PM
“Mitch and Dean, Our heartfelt thoughts of sympathy are with you now. Your Mom was a joy to have known.
Sincerely, Mary Hauser, David, Kathleen, Henry and Hugh Hauser,Chuck and Kathleen Gunderson and family”
- Mary Hauser
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 7:11 AM
“So sorry Mitch; She was like a second mom to me. Always had a great smile. I really don't know how she put up with us. Take care and prayers coming to you and your family. Smitty ”
- Ron Smidt
Monday, December 21, 2020 at 9:46 AM
“Ardie was a wonderful lady and lived a joyous life My sincere sympathies. ”
- Vickie Toms
Monday, December 21, 2020 at 9:46 AM
“So sorry for your loss, prayers.”
- Marsha Bornhorst
Monday, December 21, 2020 at 9:46 AM
“We are saddened at Ardy's death. She and Gene were farm neighbors to Jim many years. A bright light has left our earth and is now a star in heaven. RIP, Ardy!”
- Jim and Lois Long
Monday, December 21, 2020 at 9:46 AM
“Dean - May your fond memories ease your pain. So sorry!
- Nelda Bartels
Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 6:21 PM
“Our deepest sympathies to the family.”
- Jeff & Jo Ellerbrock
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