I just received a call tonight that Ron Stock, a well known and loved old car lifer passed away suddenly the other day. He was one of the GO-TO guys around here for anything old.
Saw him last Saturday (7 days ago) at a local show and he had his 1925 Dodge Brothers coupe there. He was on crutches from having a large toe amputated due to diabetes complications.
I know he was affiliated with MANY old car clubs including here and Dairyland Tin Lizzies. ws
I'm sorry to hear of your loss Troop.
Thanks Rob... I know he had lots of friends in the hobby. He thought nothing of taking "ol Rusty (26 touring car) on a 300 mile trip on a sunday. Met the 78 year old guy a few a few times and he always remembered my name! RIP...
Ron was well known around Wisconsin. Him and old Rusty were an annual fixture at the Iola car show. They were also at the 100th year centennial. You would remember his car by the plastic chicken on the running board and the numerous horns and whistles on the car. Katie even took her driver's license test in a Model T. We definitely lost a guy that was a real Model t'er. Iola won't be the same without him and ol Rusty. Hopefully Katie will keep up the tradition
Ron died in his sleep late Friday or early Saturday morning. He didn't wake up Saturday morning. He was a great guy and a founding member of our Dairyland Tin Lizzies MTFCA chapter. He will be sorely missed.
Our sympathy goes out to his Wife, Sandy, Granddaughter, Katie, and to his entire family.
He was 74.
Keith and Carol Gumbinger
I was sadden to get this news. My sympathies to the Ron Stock family. He always found the fun in Model T's and was not bashful at all about spreading it around. I too, remember him driving for hours at the Ford centennial and people giving up their place in line to get a ride in Ol' Rusty.
It is getting harder to find someone with that kind of passion for the Model T. He will be truly missed.
Keith or Troop, have you heard any word as to the funeral arrangements?
I did not save the e-mail. Look in the Manitowoc paper. I believe it is Thursday AM.
The wake will be Wednesday 4:00 to 8:00 at Pfeifer and the funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 at first German. I was with the family Sunday working hard to make sure old rusty will be in attendance. Ron was a good friend and mentor. He taught me a lot about model t's and will be sadly missed. I think it would be fitting for anyone coming to the funeral to bring their model T to honor Ron.