Kenneth R. Bock, 91
April 7, 1924 -- April 23, 2015
Kenneth Bock, of Cedarburg, passed away into the loving arms of Jesus at his residence on April 23, 2015. He was 91 years old.
Ken was born in Rockfield on April 7, 1924, son of Theodore Bock and Lilly Widder Bock.
He grew up in the West Bend area, graduating from West Bend High School. After school, he served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps. While stationed in England, he met his wife, Gladys “Babs” Collings.
They married in England on April 7, 1945. After the war, the couple moved back to Wisconsin, where Ken started working for Kiekhaefer (later Mercury) Marine. He retired in 1986 after 40 years of employment. Ken and Babs then moved to a home on Long Lake, where they enjoyed entertaining family and friends. Babs preceded him in death in 2005. Ken was a member of St. Peter’s United Church in Richfield. Ken loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed bowling, playing cards, fishing and hunting. He had a great sense of humor, and loved teasing everyone.
Ken is survived by his four children: Sandy (Jim) Janiszewski of Cedarburg, Chris (Bruce Barber) Steuck of Champaign, Ill., Tom (Debbie) Bock of Port Washington and Cindy (John) Cassel of Fredonia.
He is further survived by 11 grandchildren: Jeff (Beth McMahon) Brown, Kelly Kabitzke, Tim (Alana) Riemer, Pat (Linda) Riemer, Adam (Sarah) Steuck, Andrea (Kevin Schuhl) Steuck, Shannon (Tony Miller) Braun, Tracey (Matt) Junkin, Erika Braun, Jennifer Cassel and A.J.
(Emily) Cassel; great-grandchildren; his special friend, Geri Corrigan of Cedarburg; son-in-law Ron (Debbie) Steuck of Port Washington; sister-in-law, Phyllis (the late Don) Leech of England; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He is preceded in death by his brother Teddy (the late Steffie) Bock, sisters Pearl (the late Sal) Remmel, Lorraine (the late Clarence) Fogt, Bernice (the late Larry) Weber and one infant brother.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 26 at 3 p.m. at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. He will be laid to rest with military honors in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Richfield.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 26 at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The Eernisse Funeral Home, Cedarburg, is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.