Robert J. Hock, Sr., 95, of Alamo, Texas, formerly of Minonk, died March 14, 2015 in Thousand Oaks, California. He was in the process of moving to California to be near family.
Robert was born in rural Minonk on March 11, 1920, a son of Frank and Clara Hindert Hock. He married Mary Oleda Nunn on April 19, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri. She passed away on June 21, 1983. He married Arlene Beck on August 15, 1986. She died on February 17, 2002.
Survivors include five children, Carolyn Eikenmeyer (John) of Westlake Village, California, Robert Hock Jr. (Kay) of Minonk, Sandra Holter of Pueblo, Colorado, Jack Hock of Minonk, and Ronald Hock (Debbie) of Valencia, California, two stepchildren, Bonnie Jenkins of Anniston, Alabama, and Doug Beck of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was the last in his family, having been preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters, and a son-in-law.
Robert attended school in rural Minonk. He served with the U.S. Army in Germany in World War II. He and his brother, Raymond owned Hock Transfer, Inc., a trucking company in Minonk, for over 40 years until he retired in 1983. They also had farming interests. After his marriage to Arlene, they moved to a retirement community in Texas where they enjoyed golf and a myriad of friends. One of Robert's favorite activities was playing board games with his grandchildren. The whole family will miss those games.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Minonk and Resurrection Catholic Church in Alamo. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, May 4, 2015 at St. Patrick's. Franciscan Friars will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10-11 am at the church before the service. Inurnnment will be at St. Patrick's cemetery. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.
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