Virgil L. Rocke - 84

12/6/1935 - 12/16/2019

Oregon, IL


  • Don Knowles

    on 12/19/19

    During my time at LOMC Virgil was such a force and a presence - sometimes someone to be feared (a little). But he was also a friend and I knew that he would always help in anyway he could - even he grumbled a little while doing it. I was blessed to have him as part of my life. I know he will be missed. My sympathies to Sheryl and the family.

  • Marta

    4 weeks, 1 day ago

    My deepest sympathy to Sheryl and the rest of the family.  Virgil was a wonderful and very wise man.  His faith was so strong and he’d do anything for anybody.  He could fix anything and was always willing to share his knowledge.  I was blessed to have him in my life and will miss him dearly along with many other people.  RIP Virgil, we know where you are and will see you again someday.

  • dawn nance

    4 weeks, 1 day ago

    my thoughts and prayers are with his family. I worked for 14 years at LOMC . I was treated like part of their fault. you will be greatly missed
  • Sharon Lauer Jacklich

    4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Cheryl:  My deepest sympathy to read about your husband's passing.  It is never easy to lose a loved one and I know of what you are going to go through.  Virgil was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.  Always friendly and willing to help others.  May you take comfort in your memories and hold them close to your heart.  May he Rest In Peace and may you be held in the arms of our savior.  Take care my friend.

  • Gloria VanDenBerg

    4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Sheryl and family,

    I was saddened to read of your loss. Please know that our prayers are with you at this time. 
    Gloria VanDenBerg


  • Jean Suneson

    3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Sheryl and family, I was very saddened the other evening. I was glad I was able to get to know Virgil thru church. I even made him chuckle a little under his breath a couple of times during our committee meetings. He was such a devoted Christian man. He will leave a void on earth. If I was even the littlest help to you Sheryl on Monday evening during one of the hardest moments of your life, I’m glad I could help. Love and prayers for all of you. 

  • Alan & Kathy Newhall

    2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Very sad to hear this news.  We have enjoyed our visits with Virgil and Sheryl at various NOMADS events.  We are unable to attend either visitation or funeral due to prior commitments, but will be thinking of you and praying for you!

  • Larry and Louise Reed

    2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Sheryl, We plan to attend the visitation and funeral service.  Vigil was was so much more than a friend. We pray for you and your family. 

  • Mary Jorgenson

    2 weeks, 2 days ago

    To the Rocke family, we are sad to hear of the loss of Virgil. He was a kind, gentle, knowledgeable Christian man.

Leave a comment

Fill out the above security question to submit your form.

Enter Username and Password to view private comments

Recent Obituaries

Sharon A. Wagner, 76

Oregon, IL

George A. Wrasse, 92

Byron, IL

Beverly R. Schoff, 80

Byron, IL

Diane C. Breedlove, 66

Byron, IL

Doris E. Olsen, 82

Byron IL

Kathy Lynn Colbert, 63

Oregon, Illinois

Robert E. Bennett, 95

Leaf River

Richard N. Cain, 84

Byron, IL

Grace P. Henley, 93

Rockford, IL

Janice M. James, 81

Rockford, IL

Sandra Kay Drake, 77

Byron, IL

Virgil L. Rocke, 84

Oregon, IL

Donna Jean Boes, 72

Byron, Illinois

Steven T. Hawley, 61

Davis Junction

Shirley L. Arbogast, 59


Nancy L. Schumacher, 78

Oregon, IL

Francis I. "Fran" Hogan, 88

Byron, IL

Charles E. Heng, 92