Wheaton, Ill.- Martha Ruth (nee: Stockdale) Hock, 87, formerly of Racine, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday March 9, 2009, at Belmont Village in Wheaton, Illinois.
She was born in Burlington, Iowa, on September 9, 1921, the daughter of Sydney and Anna (nee: Rolf) Stockdale. Martha was united in marriage to Donald Edward Hock on August 19, 1945, in Burlington, Iowa. She was a former member of Racine Bible Church, and very involved in Child Evangelism Fellowship. She found great enjoyment in art, painting and drawing. Martha along with her husband Donald enjoyed road trips throughout the United States. Most of all Martha found joy in spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Martha is survived by one son, James (Lori) Hock of Wheaton, Ill., and their children, Jessica (Brandon) Keith, Ryan Hock, and Katelyn Hock; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn (Donald) Bergman of Fort Atkinson, and their children, Matthew (Andrea) Bergman, Kathryn (Joel) Hustedt, and Peter Bergman, and Janice (Ralph) Story of Brookfield, WI., and their children, Noelle and Luke Story. She is further survived by five great-grandchildren, Ayana, Liam, Emma, Lillyan and Adeline; one brother, James Stockdale of Amarillo, Texas; one sister, Phyllis Anglemier of San Mateo, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Mary Lou Stockdale, of Amarillo, Texas; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, on March 31, 2002; one son, Ronald Edward Hock in January of 1970; and two brothers, Bruce and Forrest Stockdale.
Funeral services will be held at Sturino Funeral Home on Friday March 13, 2009, at 2 p.m. Burial will be held at Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington, Iowa, on Saturday March 14, 2009, at 11 a.m. There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m.
Memorials in Martha’s memory to C.E.F., of Southeastern Wisconsin, 7830 West Burleigh, Milwaukee, WI., 53222, or to Aurora VNA, Zilber Family Hospice, 1155 North Honey Creek Pkwy, Milwaukee, WI 53213, have been suggested by the Hock family.
Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine 262 632-4479