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Shirley A. Rock

December 12, 1937 — October 21, 2015

Shirley A. Rock, 77, of St. Libory, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island, surrounded by her family. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Libory's Catholic Church in St. Libory. The Rev. Sidney B. Bruggeman will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church, with a 4 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Rock was born on Dec. 12, 1937, in Grand Island, the daughter of Frederick W. and Doris N. (Anderson) McCord. She was united in marriage to Patrick J. Rock on April 19, 1958, at St. Libory. She is survived by her husband, Pat of St. Libory; five children and their spouses, Michelle Warner of Republican City, Denise and John Lukasiewicz of Omaha, John and Sherry Rock of St. Libory, Paula and Trebor Tomsu of San Antonio, TX and Carter and Amy Rock of Republican City; and one brother and sister-in-law, Fritz and Carol McCord of Bruning. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Maxwell, Lindsey and Daniel Warner, Steven, Adam and Corbin Lukasiewicz, Patrick and Austin Rock, and Tucker and Maggie Rock; and one great-granddaughter, Alexis Lukasiewicz. As a young child she lived with her family in Texas and later moved to Omaha where she received her education and graduated from North High School in 1955. She then briefly worked for the Telephone Company in Omaha before her marriage. Shirley and Pat first lived in St. Libory, later moving to the Rock family farm. The couple farmed their entire married life. She also worked at Amigo's in Grand Island for 14 years and later for Sutter Deli in Grand Island until her retirement. She was a member of St. Libory's Catholic Church and it's Council of Catholic Women. She was also a member of the Precious Moments Club. Shirley enjoyed collecting antiques, casino trips, horse races and tracing her family tree. She was preceded in death by her parents; her in-laws, John and Kathryn Rock; and a sister-in-law, Rosemary Werner. The family requests, in lieu of flowers and plants, that memorials be made to the Lung Cancer Association, Alzheimer’s Association or to St. Libory's Catholic Church.
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