Decatur, Illinois

Decatur, Illinois
Curve-In, Fairview Avenue

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bob Rock Has Passed Away

Milly Smith was informed by Marlene Rock, the wife of Robert (Bob) L. Rock, this morning, that Bob passed away suddenly at the end of July.

The young man with the perfect name for being in a rock band did actually play music at Mac, as a member of the Class of 1965. As a Senior at Douglas MacArthur High School, Bob was in Band, French Club, Orchestra, and as a Junior and Senior, in the National Honor Society.

Here is the formal obituary published in Munster, Indiana's NWI The Times on July 31, 2014:

Robert L. Rock, Jr., 67, of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014. He was born May 20, 1947 in Appleton, WI to Robert L. & Eunice (Brauer) Rock, Sr., graduated from Valparaiso University and went on to receive a Master's degree. Bob had owned and operated AutoQual in Valparaiso for the past seven years and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He will be fondly remembered as a kind and gentle man who enjoyed being outdoors and the wonder of nature. On December 6, 1969 he married Marlene Horst, who survives along with their children Bethany Rock of Los Angeles, CA and Ian (Sarah) Rock of Kouts, brothers: Dennis (Karen) Rock, Tim Rock, David (Kim) Rock, sisters: Linda Rock (Jeff White), Jane (Lyle) Mortensen, Nancy Adkins and many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Nathan Rock in 1977. Source
Our deep condolences to his family and friends.

Sorry to write of another classmate moving on to the next horizon.

Everyone take care.

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