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Jerry Stocking

Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:37 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 1:14 p.m. CDT

SPRING VALLEY — Jerry K. Stocking passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley at the age of 79.

He was born July 22, 1934, in Bureau Township to Benjamin and Inez (Staples) Stocking. He attended the Bureau Township schools, and later entered the U.S. Air Force. Jerry was in the transportation industry driving a semi-tractor and trailer for most of his adult life.

Jerry had a love/hate relationship with the open road, but was loved and will be missed by both family and friends.

Jerry is survived by his two daughters and three of his sons, Theresa (Phillip) Burnard of Perrin, Texas, Lisa Stocking of Peoria, Jerry Stocking of Spring Valley, Gary Stocking of Christoval, Texas, and Mike Stocking of Princeton; eight grandchildren, Tara Davis, Heather James, Erica Stocking, Samantha Stocking, Kristie Stocking, Stephanie Stocking, Chad Stocking and Natalie Stocking; and many great-grandchildren. Surviving also are three sisters and one brother, Dorothy Jost of Rockford, Nancy Brandau of Ohio, Ill., Joanne Erven of Tiskilwa and Gary Stocking of Wyanet.

He was preceded in death by his son Jamie, his parents, and several brothers and sisters.

Cremation services have been accorded.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for distribution.

The Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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