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Frank J. Rock, Jr.

Frank J Rock

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On September 13, 2012 @ 5:31 pm In Obituary | 24 Comments

American FlagFrank J. Rock, Jr. WW II Marine Veteran, age 89, of La Grange Park. Beloved husband of the late Blanche L. Rock, nee Vach; fond father of Sharon Rock, Katherine (Thomas) D’Onofrio, Richard (Victoria) Rock and Linda (Rick Miller) Rock; dear grandfather of Katy (Jon) Cook and Nicholas D’Onofrio; loving great grandfather of Jackson and Cameron Cook; brother of Dolores (the late Pete) Niebrugge, Alice (the late Edward) Matts and the late Irene (the late Edward) Calek; uncle and great uncle to many. Visitation Sunday, September 16, 2012, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Monday, September 17, 2012, 9:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, Funeral Monday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park, Mass 10:00 A.M. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Frank was a member of the Berwyn VFW Post #2378. Memorials appreciated to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Condolences for the family of “Frank J. Rock, Jr.”

Condolence from Marty Vlcek on September 13th, 2012 8:22 pm

Frank was a wonderful man and just about a second father to me. I will miss him. My sympathy to the family and especially to my “brother” Rick.

Condolence from The Kerstein Family on September 13th, 2012 9:30 pm

Dear Rick and Vickie, So sad to hear of your father’s passing, but we all know he is with our Lord and in a better place. Prayers for the two of you and your entire family. We’ll be there on Sunday.

Nancy Kerstein

Condolence from Julie Nape on September 13th, 2012 11:11 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. We are saying prayers and thinking of you, Uncle Rick, and your whole family.

Condolence from Deborah Rateno on September 14th, 2012 6:03 am

Dear Kathi, Tom, Katy and Nick. I am sending your prayers for peace of mind as your father, and grandfather, passes to be with our Lord. I wish I could be there to comfort you in person. May your happy memories of time gone by carry you through your time of mourning.

Condolence from Donna Burke on September 14th, 2012 6:20 am

Kathi and family,
So sorry to hear about your Dad.
I have been praying for him and for all of you. Surely he is happy with the Lord already.
God’s Blessings to you all.

Condolence from The Stargardt Family on September 14th, 2012 6:43 am

Our love and prayers go out to all of you. Your family is a wonderful example of how love and faith can create a strong and blessed family. We share in some of your wonderful memories with Uncle Frank. One memory I hold dear is all of us at Grandpa and Grandma’s house with all the uncles sitting in the back room playing cards and then they would hide the coins from the winnings for us kids to find. There was always a lot of laughter out of that back room and I know my Dad always loved those times with Uncle Frank, Uncle Eddie, and Uncle Pete, I imagine there will be a card game up in heaven soon. God Bless each of you.

Carrie Stargardt and family

Condolence from Joyce and Ed Ouimet on September 14th, 2012 8:56 am

To the entire Rock family our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Frank was a wonderful man and he will be missed. We will keep the family in our prayers.

All of our best;
Joyce and Ed Ouimet

Condolence from Bill & Donna Platt on September 14th, 2012 9:00 am

Dear Rick & Vickie,

We offer our sincere condolensces to you and your entire family at your father’s passing.We are sorry for your loss.
We will keep your Dad and family in our prayers.
Bill & Donna Platt

Condolence from Kathy and Mike Fennell on September 14th, 2012 4:16 pm

Dear Vickie and Rick,

You are in our prayers and our deepest condolences to you.

Condolence from Chris, Jake & Nick Caldwell on September 14th, 2012 4:33 pm

Dear Rick & Vickie,

Our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. Your Dad will be missed by all! Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Chris, Jake & Nick

Condolence from Patricia Vlcek on September 14th, 2012 8:37 pm

Dear Rock Family, I am so terribly sorry to learn of Frank’s passing. He was such a wonderful man; so full of life and fun. I have fond memories of your parents. Mandy and I extend our deepest sympathies to your family and his friends. He will be missed, but always remembered with a smile.

Condolence from Fran McGreal on September 14th, 2012 9:24 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers r with your family.

Condolence from John and Gloria Quirk on September 14th, 2012 10:45 pm

Dear Rock Family,

There is nothing worse than losing a parent, our thoughts and prayers are
with you. Rick if we can do anything
you know how to reach us.

Condolence from Barbara Gallagher on September 15th, 2012 7:20 am

Kathi, Tom, Katy, Nick, My prayers, and sympathy to you on your loss. I know you loved him dearly, and that you have the knowledge that he has passed into a better place. Please know you are in my thoughts. I have followed your story with him these past years, Kathi. Gods Blessings to you all. with love, Barb Gallagher

Condolence from Marge Thompson on September 15th, 2012 8:05 am

The loss of your parent is very rough, your memories will lift you up and get you smiling and laughing again. My deepest sympathies foe your loss

Condolence from Nick Farina Sr. on September 15th, 2012 11:35 am

Please share my condolences to your husband on the loss of his treasured father. Richard can hold his head high. The respect and care he gave his father, especially in recent times, was extraordinary and exemplary. I am glad you have your faith to carry you through these trying times.

Condolence from Jon,Vyonne, Jacob, Aaron and Andrea Scheiwe on September 15th, 2012 11:21 pm

Our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. Your Dad will be missed by all! It was always fun to be in his company and we will always remember him.

Condolence from Mick and Kay Finn on September 16th, 2012 12:48 pm

Dear Rick and Vickie, We are so sad to hear about your dad. Things seemed to be better when I was visiting you.
Please remember that you did the best for him, and I am sure he appreciated everything. We will be thinking of you.
Luv from Mick and Kay

Condolence from Carol A. Zielke on September 16th, 2012 2:02 pm

Kathi and entire family. Want to let you know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of greif. Celebrate your father’s life, and may you find peace in the good memories.

Condolence from Bruce & Joyce on September 16th, 2012 2:15 pm

Sorry we can not attend any services. Your Dad and Mom were both very special to us both. We will miss them both but pray that they are with the heavenly Father.

Hope the celebration of Franknagle’s life will be fantastic this weekend.


Condolence from Ermit and Jonni Miklos Finch on September 16th, 2012 9:39 pm

Dear Vickie and Rick: You and family are in our thoughts and prayers. We know how devoted you both have been to the well being of Rick’s father over the years. Now he goes from your good care to Our Father’s. God Bless.

Condolence from Dolly @ Fred Diedrich @ Dorothy Ruppel on September 16th, 2012 10:20 pm

Rick@Vickie @ Family
My Heart goes out to you. May God Bless you all. My thouights and prayers are with you all. I Met your Dad. A few times, having a son like you Rick, I feel I knew your Dad, Rick you are so Dear, Kind Caring person. Tells me about your Dad. Keep strong.

Condolence from Carol and Craig Levy on September 17th, 2012 6:57 am

Dear Vickie and RIck – Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with you and you family. We are glad that your father left you with many wonderful, happy memories and hope that they provide you peace and comfort as you mourn his passing into eternal life. Although we cannot be there to offer our condolences in person, our hearts are with you.

Condolence from Sue Mancione on September 17th, 2012 11:00 am

Dear Vicki and Rick,
I am so sorry for your loss. Frank sounds like he was an amazing man. Please take comfort in knowing that he has been welcomed by our Savior into God’s eternal kingdom and you will see him again. Peace and God’s love to you both.

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