The Ottumwa Courier


November 10, 2012

Stephen Rock, 88, Ottumwa

OTTUMWA — Stephen L. Rock, 88, of Galesburg, IL, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 7:03 p.m. November 7, 2012 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, IL.

He was born November 30, 1923 in Centerville, IA to Jack and Theresa Kauzlarich Rock. He married Kathryn M. Caywood on October 17, 1946 in Kirksville, MO. She preceded him in death on June 14, 2008.

A graduate of Centerville High School in 1942, he served his country during World War II in the 3rd Army Engineers. He was General Superintendent for Norris Construction Co. until his retirement in 1986. Stephen had been a resident of Ottumwa until 2011 when he moved to Galesburg, IL.

He was a member of Willard St. United Methodist Church and was an avid fisherman.

Surviving are two daughters, Carol (Bill) Garside of Galesburg, IL and Loretta Winchell of Hiawatha, IA; 8 grandchildren, Sarah Drumm (Jim) Fullerton of Springfield, IL, Christopher (Holly) Garside of Galesburg, IL, Brian (Patti) Winchell of California, Cindy (Edd) Porter and Janet Winchell both of Hiawatha, Angela (Jeff) Rehnke of Solon, Cynthia Mellin of Council Bluffs and K.J. (Dave) Dunn of Avon, IN; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Joe Rock of Marshalltown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David Rock; three brothers, Frank Kauzlarich, William Rock and Matthew Rock; three sisters, Mary Holbrook, Katie Fisher and Helen Archibald.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. Leila Disburg officiating. Military services will be conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Sunday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may be made to Willard St. United Methodist Church.

Text Only
  • 0417 OTT obit Ruth Smith photo -T -L -M Ruth Smith BLOOMFIELD — Ruth Ailene Smith, 85, of rural Bloomfield, passed away April 14, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. She was born May 28, 1928, in Moulton to Ward and Etha Hurd Daniels. She graduated from Moulton High S

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0417 OTT obit Billie Wright photo -T -L -M Billie Wright BLOOMFIELD — Billie L. Wright, 88, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Bloomfield, died April 14, 2014, at Colonial Manor in Amana. She was born on May 26, 1925, to Frank and Lucia Zabilka Douglas in Oskaloosa. She graduated from Oskaloosa High School in Ma

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Margaret Preston ALBIA — Margaret Preston, 66, of St Joseph, Mo., formerly of Albia, died April 16, 2014, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia; Father Michael E. Volk

    April 16, 2014

  • Clifford Tippitt BLOOMFIELD — Clifford Gerald Tippitt, 60, of Cantril, died April 15, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bloomfield Mennonite Church; Minister Daryl Toews officiat

    April 16, 2014

  • Kim Kiefer NEW SHARON — Kim Kiefer, 51, of New Sharon, died on April 12, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa; Rev. Case Van Kempen officiating. As was Kim’s wish, her body will be cremated following

    April 15, 2014

  • 0416 OTT obit James Rysdam photo -T -L -M James Rysdam DRAKESVILLE — James Byron Rysdam, 81, of Drakesville, died April 14, 2014, at the Hospice House in Ottumwa with family at his bedside. He was born March 6, 1933, near Floris to Frank A. and Edith Fetrow Rysdam. He married his high school sweetheart,

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary Ann McReynolds RICHLAND -- Mary Ann McReynolds, 79, of Richland, died April 12, 2014. A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Friends Church in Richland; Pastors Tim Hadley, Mike Emehiser and Danny Cary officiating. Burial will be in Ri

    April 15, 2014

  • Mick Winblade OTTUMWA -- Michael L. "Mick" Winblade, 69, of 18 Kingsley Drive, died at 10:50 p.m. April 13, 2014, at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. He was born May 16, 1944, in Ottumwa to Howard and Mildred Engstrom Winblade. He married Janice Thies on January 17

    April 14, 2014

  • 0415 OTT obit Dannie Quigley photo -T -M Dannie Quigley OTTUMWA — Dannie L. Quigley, 72, of 227 Skyline Drive, died at 9:21 p.m. April 11, 2014, at Pella Regional Health Center. He was born April 29, 1941, in Ottumwa to Dillan E. and Marian J. Ward Quigley. He married Joy Lynne Mallonee on December 27, 1

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0415 OTT obit Lloyd Balmer photo -T -L -M Lloyd Balmer KEOSAUQUA — Lloyd C. Balmer, 75, of rural Keosauqua, died at 7:10 p.m. April 11, 2014, at home. He was born Dec. 19, 1938, near Memphis, Mo., to Harry and Flossie Kittle Balmer and married Carolyn McClaran June 10, 1964, at Lancaster, Mo. Lloyd gradu

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

AP National