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CISSNA PARK – Joyce Bauer Stock, 81, went to join Jesus on Monday (April 18, 2022) after a short illness, at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, surrounded by her loving family.

Joyce was born on December 27, 1940 in Cissna Park to Paul and Esther (Koehl) Hodel. She married Jon Bauer on August 12, 1962 and he predeceased her on November 25, 1967. She then married Les Stock on November 16, 2008 and he survives Cissna Park.

Joyce is also survived by one daughter, Julie (Doug) Walder of Hoopeston; three grandchildren, Katie Walder, Ryan (Tamar) Walder and Ashley Walder; and three great-grandchildren, Ben, Ty and Ezra; sisters, Carol Crist of Sacramento, Calif., Lois Neihouser of Francesville, Ind., and Gloria Leman of Washington, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by seven stepchildren, Gloria (Wayne) Laubscher of Mackinaw, Steve Stock of Towanda, Stan (BJ) Stock of Covington, Ind., Pat (Morris) Young of DeKalb, Ed (Dawn) Stock of Cissna Park, Tom (Karol) Stock of Cissna Park and Donna Mitchell of Champaign; 20 step-grandchildren; and 30 step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Jane Mueller; an adoptive sister, Mildred Vogel; four brothers-in-law, George Mueller, Les Crist, Andre Neihouser and Doug Leman; an adoptive brother-in-law, Bud Vogel; a stepson, Kurt Mitchell; and a daughter-in-law, Lori Stock.

Joyce had a passion for teaching and spent over 20 years as a home ecology teacher at Cissna Park Secondary School. She was a Sunday School and VBS teacher at her church for many years and also taught countless sewing classes at the Hoopeston Tailoring Shop, which she co-owned. Joyce was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church of Cissna Park. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, reading and spending time with her family.

Visitation will be held beginning Friday, April 22 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home, Cissna Park. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 23 at the Christian Apostolic Church, Cissna Park, with ministers from the church officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Cissna Park Apostolic Christian Church or Our Daily Bread Ministries. Please share a memory of Joyce at


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