He was born July 19, 1926, in Ried im Innkreis, Austria, the son of Adolf and Maria (Gerhofer) Stockhammer. He moved to Lawrence in 1959 from Graz, Austria.
Mr. Stock was a retired professor emeritus of entomology and cell physiology at Kansas University. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Munich, in West Germany. He later received his doctorate from the University of Graz in Austria. While in Austria, Mr. Stock was the personal assistant to Karl von Frisch, Nobel scientist in animal behavior. He came to Kansas University under a Fullbright Exchange Program. He retired in 1992.
He married Caroline Brickenstein on March 16, 1956, in Winterberg, West Germany. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Elisabeth Ballou, Topeka, and Christine Stockhammer, Santa Monica, Calif.; a son, Kurt, Lawrence; a sister, Herta Stockhammer, Linz, Austria; and four grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials in his name to a scholarship fund for his grandchildren or to Kansas University Endowment Assn., and they may be sent in care of the mortuary. The family requests that anyone who would like to share a memory of Mr. Stockhammer would e-mail a message to email@example.com (Subject: Karl Stockhammer).