DOUSMAN

Gregory A. ‘Coach’ Vock

Oct. 23, 1942 - Oct. 4, 2011

Gregory A. "Coach" Vock, 68, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, from pancreatic/liver cancer. Coach Vock was born in Chicago on Oct. 23, 1942, to parents Elmer J. Vock (U.S. Army) and Lillian Vock.

He was the husband and sweetheart of Janice A. Vock for 47 years, and the father of Craig C. Vock (U.S. Army, retired) and Terri Schrader. Greg will be missed by his grandchildren, Fallon Vock and Jason and Sarah Schrader. He is also survived by his brother, Christopher Conti-Vock, and sister, Barbara Pondelicek. He was extremely proud of his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Eric Vock.

Coach Vock graduated from Northwest Missouri State College, received his Master of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Arts in administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Infantry-SEMPER FI. Greg was past commander of Dousman American Legion Post 405 and also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Coach Vock loved to read history, collected toy soldiers, woodworking, fishing and coaching with his daughter, Terri. He supported veterans through his leadership in American Legion Post 405.

Coach Vock was a dedicated person who championed the student-athlete. He coached and taught at Kettle Moraine High School for 41 years. He loved his country, family, friends and athletes. Teaching history and psychology were joys and he worked hard as athletic director for Kettle Moraine High School. He would like to "thank" all the coaches who dedicate themselves to the student-athlete.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m, to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at St. Bruno Church, 226 W. Ottawa Ave., Dousman. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the church. Burial will be held at St. Bruno Cemetery following Mass.

Memorials are appreciated to the Kettle Moraine High School Scholarship Fund or Dousman American Legion Post 405.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.