Frank J. Rock, Jr.

Frank J Rock

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

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  1. Marty Vlcek condolence:

    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.

  2. The Kerstein Family condolence:

    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

  3. Julie Nape condolence:

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

  4. Deborah Rateno condolence:

    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.

  5. Donna Burke condolence:

    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.

  6. The Stargardt Family condolence:

    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

  7. Joyce and Ed Ouimet condolence:

    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

  8. Bill & Donna Platt condolence:

    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

  9. Kathy and Mike Fennell condolence:

    Dear Vickie and Rick,

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

  10. Chris, Jake & Nick Caldwell condolence:

    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

  11. Patricia Vlcek condolence:

    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.

  12. Fran McGreal condolence:

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

  13. John and Gloria Quirk condolence:

    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.

  14. Barbara Gallagher condolence:

    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

  15. Marge Thompson condolence:

    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

  16. Nick Farina Sr. condolence:

    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.

  17. Jon,Vyonne, Jacob, Aaron and Andrea Scheiwe condolence:

    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.

  18. Mick and Kay Finn condolence:

    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

  19. Carol A. Zielke condolence:

    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.

  20. Bruce & Joyce condolence:

    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.


  21. Ermit and Jonni Miklos Finch condolence:

    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.

  22. Dolly @ Fred Diedrich @ Dorothy Ruppel condolence:

    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.

  23. Carol and Craig Levy condolence:

    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.

  24. Sue Mancione condolence:

    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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