Kenneth Brock Sr.


Share
Posted Online: Nov. 13, 2012, 4:40 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Kenneth Jay Brock Sr., of Coral Springs, Fla., formerly of Carrier Mills, Ill., and Moline, passed away on Oct. 26, 2012, at VA Hospital, Miami, Fla.
His final resting place is at South Florida National Cemetery. He was buried with honors for his service in the Army during the Vietnam War. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 11:30 a.m., at Shepherds Prayer Church of God, 29 W. Lincoln St., Harrisburg, Ill.
Ken was born on Aug. 17, 1950, in Geneseo, son of Lawrence and Dorothy Heirbrandt Brock. He married Mattie Mulry in 1967, who gave him three wonderful children. She preceded him in death in 1978. He loved to fish and watch and feed wildlife, especially deer and ducks.
He is survived by his children and grandchildren, Kenney (Lori) Brock Jr., Moline; Martie (Frank) Cantrell, Falin, Lexi, Cape Coral, Fla.; Jerrie (Kris) Belcher, Rhiannon, Mattie, Ashley, Simpson, Ill.; three sisters, Lori (Bill) Casey, Galesburg, Sue (Mark) Ahlgren, Kewanee, Jody (Jerry) Palmer, Simpson; his stepmother, Marilyn Mason, Geneseo. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.












 




Local events heading








  Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






(More History)