Roger W. Bock

Roger W. Bock, 74, of Sumner, died Saturday, February 6, 2016, at his home in Sumner.

There will be no services at Roger’s request.  Inurnment will be at Union Mound Cemetery in Sumner at a later date. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner is assisting the family. 

Roger William Bock, son of Walter and Mabel Hesse Bock, was born at home in Sumner on December 12, 1941. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sumner and graduated from Sumner High School in 1960. He was a star athlete and was also the class of 1960 Homecoming King. He attended UNI briefly before graduating from the Art Institute of Chicago. He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany. Roger was married for a brief time to Dorothy Brooks and was later divorced. A resident of Sumner for many years, he was a freelance artist made many signs and did other painting.  He was a member of Thomas E. Woods Post #223, American Legion of Sumner. 

Roger is survived by a brother, Allan (Darla) Bock of Sumner; a nephew, Gary (Jen) Bock of Sumner; a niece, Darlene (Rod) Hemann of Osage; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Carma J. Bouska on February 9, 2016 at 2:50 PM said:

Al, Darla and family. So sorry for the loss of your brother Al. May the memories you have shared bring you peace at this sad time. I will keep you all in my prayers. May God Bless You All.
Dita Mallon on February 8, 2016 at 5:11 PM said:

Al, Darla & Family, My deepest sympathy to you. Roger was an amazing artist and teacher. I learned everything I know about painting from him. From him teaching me to hand paint signs to animals and landscapes. My most treasured memory is when Roger and I painted the four seasons mural together. Oh the fun we had! Some of the paintbrushes I got from him are still my favorite to use. He will be missed but his memory lives on in the many paintings he did.
Gary Walke on February 8, 2016 at 8:40 AM said:

Auf Wiedersehan, Roger! My sympathy to your family. He was 'one of a kind. We are better people for having known him. Sincerely, Gary Walke
Sarah Mitchell on February 7, 2016 at 12:10 PM said:

Al & Darla & family-

Sympathy to you all as you said your good byes yesterday! Know we are thinking of you all!

Love- Sarah, Jimmy, Kade, Brody & Chase

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