May 10, 1928-Dec. 1, 2004
CULBERTSON -- Arthur Raymond Stock, 76, died Wednesday (Dec. 1, 2004) at his rural Culbertson home.
He was born May 10, 1928, in Hitchcock County to William Winton and Erma Fern (Matson) Stock. He graduated from Culbertson High School in 1946 and attended Veteran's Agriculture School in Hayes Center.
On Sept. 17, 1950, he married Dixie Marie Marks in Trenton. Shortly after their marriage, Arthur joined the Army on Dec. 12, 1950. He was a sergeant in command of the 12th Unit of Company D, 56th Amphibian Tank and Tractor Battalion stationed in Japan during the Korean War, entering the 10th Infantry Division of the 86th Platoon at Ft. Riley, Kan. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 24, 1952.
After Arthur's discharge, the couple made their home on a farm south of Culbertson where they farmed until the time of his death. To this marriage three children were born.
Arthur was president of the Grove Cemetery Association for many years. He was also a member of the Culbertson Veteran's of Foreign Wars.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Fern Stock; brother-in-law, Don Fahrenbruch; aunt, Ethel Bogart; and nephew, Russell Daugherty.
Survivors include his wife, Dixie Stock of Culbertson; daughters, Linda Dirks of Ludell and Kathy Scott of North Platte; son, Dale Stock and wife, Shauna, of Culbertson; sisters, Alta Fahrenbruch of Norton, Kan., and Lavena and husband, Russell Marks of Trenton; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services are Monday, 10 a.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel with Johnny Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Grove Cemetery south of Culbertson with military committal.
Visitation is today until 5 p.m., and Sunday 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.