Earl Replogle Bock, 87, a long-time member, deacon, trustee, and Sunday School teacher of the Grace Brethren church in Fremont, Ohio, (Kevin Pinkerton, pastor) died Monday, April 30, 2007, at the Fremont Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Bock was born December 5, 1919, in Green Springs, to the late Frank and Grace (Replogle) Bock. He was married to Ethel (Blood) in 1946. She preceded him in death. He then married Esther (Brooks) in 1990 and she survives.
Other survivors include his three daughters, Janet (Ted) Vesa of Columbia City, IN; Joyce (Edward) Hamilton of Charlotte, NC and Janine (Roger) Divelbliss of Gibsonville, NC; step-daughters, Ruth Ann (Joe) Jackson of Joy, IL and Joan (Wayne) Suter of Fremont; brothers, Kenneth (Bernice) Bock of Tiffin and George Bock of Spring Hill, FL.
Mr. Bock was an excellent steward of the land. Mr. Bock was a life-long farmer in the Old Fort area. He was also employed at Basic Refractories. For many years he drove truck for the Paul Gillmor trucking company. Mr. Bock was devoted to his family and friends.
He was a dedicated servant of his church, the Grace Brethren Church, and generously supported the denomination, ministries and missions. He frequently attended the Grace Brethren national conferences. Mr. Bock was a 1938 graduate of Old Fort High School and a World War II U.S. Army Veteran serving in the European Theater.
Services: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 3 at the Grace Community Church in Fremont with the Rev. Ward Tressler officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4-7 p.m., at the Engle-Shook Funeral Home in Green Springs.
Military graveside services at Pleasant Union Cemetery in Old Fort to follow the service.
Memorials may be sent to Grace Brethren Missions, P.O. Box 588, Winona Lake, IN 46590, or to the donor’s choice. Online condolences: www.engleshookfuneralhome.com.