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Karen Elizabeth (Kiessling) Stock
December 9, 1962 ~ April 12, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old
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Karen Elizabeth (Kiessling) Stock, 60, loving wife to surviving spouse Todd Stock and mother of
two surviving daughters Rachel and Brianna, passed away on April 12, 2023 at Sacred Ground
Hospice House after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Karen was born on December 9, 1962 in Marshall, Michigan to William and Ellen (Kreutzkamp)
Kiessling. She completed her undergraduate studies at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin
and then earned her master’s degree in psychology from Western Michigan University. On
September 14, 1991, she married Todd Stock in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Three years later they
moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where they raised their two daughters.
Karen had a passion for her belief in God, her family, and helping children. She was an active
church member at Grace Lutheran Church for over 25 years and lived her life for God. She was
always present with people. Her caring, nurturing qualities were keys in her professional career
where she worked primarily with children.
Karen was preceded in death by her unborn infant, grandparents, brothers David (infant) and
Dennis Kiessling; and in-laws Clifford, Arlene (Free) and Douglas Stock. She is survived by her
parents William and Ellen Kiessling, siblings Elaine (James) Carbary, Jolene (Frank) Vigliarolo,
and Douglas (Connie) Kiessling; in-laws Gregory (Victoria) Stock and Wendy (John) Meyer; and
many loved nephews and nieces.
A celebration of life service and interment will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 11:00am
at Grace Lutheran Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Sacred Ground Hospice
House (www.sacredgroundhospicehouse.com) or Child Fund International (1-800-776-6767 in
memory of Karen Stock ID#1241444). Both organizations were very important to Karen.
Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Cremations is honored to serve the Stock family.