Eureka- Richard A. Rocke, 93, of Eureka, passed away at 7:20 pm on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home.
He was born on January 21, 1928 in Oakville, IA to Joseph and Nettie Schrock Rocke. He married Marjorie L. Leman on November 11, 1951 in Roanoke, IL. She passed away on January 28, 2021.
Surviving are three sons, Steve (Audrey) Rocke, Robyn (Jan) Rocke, and Dave (Eva) Rocke, all of Eureka; three daughters, Cyndee (Jon) Anderson and Pat (Mike) Rinkenberger, both of Congerville, and Kris (Paul) Schmidgall of Washington; two brothers, Norman Rocke and Eldon Rocke both of Eureka; 21 grandchildren; and 76 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mildred Schlipf and Arlene Huette.
Rich spent most of his younger years on a farm northeast of Eureka and then farmed for a living until 1963 when the family moved into Eureka. He spent a number of years in financial services and real estate before apartment management grew into his full-time occupation.
Faith and family were the most important things in his life and his greatest wish was that all his family could meet in Heaven one day. He also had a deep love of music and an appreciation of God’s beautiful creation which he passed on to his children.
He was a member of the Apostolic Christian Faith Church of Eureka where funeral services will be held at 10 am on Saturday March 27, 2021. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-7 pm at the Goodfield Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall and from 9-9:45 am prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in the church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka. Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the family at argoruestmanharris.com.
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