Virgil L. Rocke - 84

12/6/1935 - 12/16/2019

Oregon, IL

Virgil L. Rocke, 84, longtime Oregon resident, die suddenly Monday December 16, 2019 in Oregon. Born December 6, 1935 in Tiskilwa, IL, the son Eldon and Ethel (Diebel) Rocke. Married to Sheryl Carper April 9, 1960 in Peoria.  Virgil was a graduate of Cullom High School and served 2 years in Puerto Rico on mission service. He farmed in Bureau County and worked as a mechanic and semi-truck driver. Virgil worked for many years at Reynoldswood Christian Camp in Dixon and for 16 years at LOMC in Oregon as facilities and daily operations manager retiring in 2003. He was a member of Oregon United Methodist Church, U.M. Men, NOMADS mission and was involved in Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County. Survived by his wife, Sheryl Rocke of Oregon; sons, John (Diane) Rocke and Benjamin Rocke, both of Oregon and Michael (Maizie) Rocke of Rockville, MD; grandchildren, Kevin, Eldon and Maise Rocke; sisters, Elaine Gerber of Princeton and Jewel (Hanns) Manship of Mission Viejo, CA. Predeceased by his parents and brother, Ronald. Memorial services will be held at 10:30am Saturday January 4, 2020 in Oregon United Methodist Church preceded by a visitation beginning at 9:30am. Pastor Megan Smick, of the church, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Virgil’s name may be made to Oregon United Methodist Church or Reynoldswood Christian Camp, Dixon. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon assisted the family with arrangements.


9:30am Saturday January 4, 2020 in Oregon United Methodist Church

Memorial Service:

10:30am Saturday January 4, 2020 in Oregon United Methodist Church

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