Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, at the First Baptist Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in the Storm Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where the family will be present from 5-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the Storm Lake Police K-9 Unit and Storm Lake Fire Department. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Roger Leroy Strock was born April 22, 1937 in Storm Lake, the son of Alfred Valentine and Grace Elllen (Newell) Strock. He attended schools in Sulphur Springs, graduating from Providence High School in 1955.
On Feb. 23, 1958, Roger was united in marriage to Elizabeth Ann Schmidt at the Methodist Church in Nemaha. This union was blessed with three children: Nancy, Julie and Scott.
Over the years, Roger maintained a very active life. He was engaged in farming as well as many other jobs. His employment included working at the canning factory, Steig Construction, Gilsted Construction, Vilas Feed Mill, Hy-Grade, Aalfs Manufacturing, Merrill Manufacturing and the Storm Lake Parks Department. Additionally, Roger was an owner of a mobile home court, and began his own construction company in 1980. After retirement, he continued to stay busy, working maintenance at Paradise Park.
Roger enjoyed camping, car shows, threshing bees, antiquing and traveling. He was the proud owner of 1/16th scale John Deere toy collection and Maytag gas engine displays. Above all else, Roger loved and cherished his family and the time they spent together.
Those left to cherish Roger's memory are his wife, Ann Strock of Storm Lake; children: Nancy (Duane) Eiklenborg of Lakeside; Julie Wadsley (fiance, Rick Peterson) of Alta; Scott Strock of Storm Lake; grandchildren: Kory Dean (Jodi Woods), Jeremy Wadsley, Niki and Mark Anderson, Cassy and Jeremy Struthers, and Amberlee Galvin; great-grandchildren: Brooke, Bryce, Kati, Kendra, and Jake; extended family and many friends.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Grace Strock; parents-in-law, Lyle and Mamie Schmidt; grandparents, John and Eugenia Strock and John and Ethel Newell.