Wally Stock

Walter (Wally) Alfred Stock Jr., age 80 of Prior Lake, passed on to be with his Lord and Savior on October 8, 2017.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, October 11 at 11:00am, with a visitation beginning at 9:30am, both at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 5634 Luther Road SE, Prior Lake. Pastor John P. Vaughn will preside. Pall bearers will be Ben Stock, Jake Stock, Zach Stock, Audie Lind, Taylor Sager and Paul Schmidt with honorary of Austin Lind, Carley Sager, and Ellie Stock. Wally will be laid to rest at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials are preferred and will be distributed in Wally’s memory by his family.

Wally was born December 6, 1936 in Appleton, MN to parents Walter and Helen (Zager) Stock. He attended Immanuel’s Parochial School through the 8th grade and went on to graduate from Appleton High School. He completed his studies at St. Cloud College (the Harvard of the Midwest) with a Bachelor of Science degree on December 18, 1959. He graduated with a double major in Industrial Arts and Political Science.

Wally married Juliann (Vendetti) on January 31, 1959 at Immanuel Lutheran, a country church in Shible Township, Appleton, MN. Wally began his career in industry working at Continental Machines in Savage, MN where he was the Manager of the Graphics Department. After 30 years, he left Continental and opened a printing business in Savage known as “Wally’s World of Printing” for the next 10 years. Still interested in staying in touch with friends, he began working at Marketplace Liquor in the fall of 1998 and retired for the 3rd time in the fall of 2014.

Wally believed strongly in giving back to his community and church. He served on the City of Prior Lake’s Planning Commission, as a Councilman and as Mayor for 14 years for a total of 20 years of public service. In addition, he served St. Paul’s Lutheran Church by teaching 7th grade Sunday School for 20 years. He served on various boards and committees, as well as the Vice Chairman and Chairman of the congregation for several terms of office.

Wally was loved and will be missed by his children Barry (Lorna) Stock of Savage, Annette (David) Lind of Chanhassen, Terry Stock of Wilton Manors, FL and Heidi Sager of Prior Lake; grandchildren Benjamin (Traci), Jacob and Zachary Stock, Audie and Austin Lind, Carley, Taylor and Amber Sager, Paul and Neal Schmidt; 3 Great-grandchildren; sister Irene Johnson of Prior Lake as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Wally is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Julie, Parents Walter and Helen Stock; sisters Bernice Van Winkle and Vera Rohloff; brothers Henry and Harry Stock; sister-in-law Lillie Stock; brothers-in law Harold Van Winkle, Floyd Johnson and Wayne Rohloff.

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  1. Deb and Oz Osborne :

    We are so sorry to hear about Wally
    you as a family has gone thru a lot.
    you have our deepest sympathy.
    Your Mom and Dad must of loved each other very much.

  2. I’m so sorry about the passing of your Dad! I’ll always cherish the childhood memories growing up in the neighborhood with him and your mom, and then the lake home. Both always so inviting and kind! Know in your hearts he is next to your Mom and they are dancing once again! My condolences to the entire Stock family.

  3. My heart has broken once more, and so soon after your Mom. Wally is and will be in Heaven an incredible man and friend and mentor. Such a hard working man and a very kind man, he will be watching the Vikings and Twins in the most comfy chair in. Heaven. Snoozing through most of it. You are loved Wally and will be missed.

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Wally’s passing. He was truly one of the great ones.

  5. Scott and Sarah Andrus :

    We are truly saddened by Wallys passing. He is once again with the love of his life, Julie. We have many fond memories of our neighbors Wally and Julie. They are both missed dearly.

  6. Bless you all in this time of sorrow. Your Parents were the Best.

  7. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family I worked with Wally for about nine years at Marketplace he was great person and friend. He will be missed.

  8. Prayers and sympathy to Wally’s family. I will always cherish his laugh, smile, and kind heart. I was blessed to be able to call him my friend. He will truly be missed.

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