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January 16, 2018

Obituaries (12-21-17)

Lawrence Flock, 85

Lawrence Duane Flock of Bancroft, 85, died Sunday, December 17, 2017 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.

Funeral services will be today (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bancroft. Pastor Nathan Henschen will be officiating. The visitation was Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Bancroft. The burial will be in the Bancroft Cemetery. 

Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Bancroft.

Duane was born March 29, 1932 to Jesse and Grace (Mullen) Flock in Sparland, Ill. He was baptized at Plymouth Congregational Church in Chillicothe, Ill., and attended grade school there. In 1947, Duane and his family moved to Bancroft where he attended high school and graduated in 1950. 

After graduation, Duane helped his father at B.A.C. Garage. 

On January 28, 1953, he was called to serve his country in the Fifth Army during the Korean War. Due to his father’s poor health, he was called home to run the family business. He was discharged from the service May 21, 1954.

Duane was confirmed into the Lutheran faith June 10, 1956. 

He married Jeanette Petz on June 17, 1956 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in West Point by Rev. Frederick Niedner. To this union, five children were born, Nolan, Colette, Melanie, Renee and Tim. 

For 40 years, Duane had a wrecker service and repaired and sold used cars. In 1997, he suffered a ruptured cerebral aneurysm which forced him to retire. He was an active community leader. He served on the St. Francis Hospital Foundation Board, Village Board, School Board and was a long time Bancroft fireman. He helped organize the first Rescue Squad in Bancroft. In 1998, Duane and Jeanette received the “Good Neighbor Award.” He also received his 50 year pin from the American Legion Post 191. His love for his church prompted him to serve in many areas including President, Elder, Sunday school, usher and choir member. 

For 19 years he was known as the “Voice of the Panthers,” announcing all home football games. A special memory of Duane’s was announcing the only indoor football game that Bancroft played at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion, S.D. His lifetime dream came true when the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series. Duane most enjoyed attending his children and grandchildren’s school activities.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Flock; daughters, Melanie (Jeff) Lingle, Renee (Keith) Buchholz; son, Tim (JoDee) Flock; son-in-law, Mark Schilling; sisters-in-law, Shirley Flock, Wanda Larsen; brother-in-law, Larry (Maxine) Petz; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Grace Flock; children, Nolan Flock and Colette Flock-Schilling; brothers, Harold Eugene and Roger Flock; and sister-in-law Judy Flock.

Roger Flock, 80

Funeral services for Roger Flock, 80 of West Point, were held on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in West Point with Pastor Judith Rainforth officiating. 

Burial was in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in  rural Pender.

Roger died on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.

Roger Dean Flock was born April 6, 1937 in Sparkland, Ill. to Jessie and Grace (Mullen) Flock.  He attended Pierce Grade School in Chillicothe, Ill. until 1947, when his family moved to Bancroft.  Roger graduated from Bancroft High School in 1955. 

 In 1960, he married Judith Wobken at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church west of Pender.  A son Kevin was born to them in 1963.  Judith (Wobken) Flock passed away on March 31, 1987.

 On July 16, 1988, Roger married Shirley Meyer at Grace Lutheran Church in West Point. They had 29 years of happy married life.

Roger was employed at Stigge Machine in West Point and Wimmers Meat Products in West Point for 25 years before retiring.  After retiring, Roger took classes and became a massage therapist.  Later he worked part-time for Woodhouse Motors in Blair  and also Stigge Machine in West Point.

Roger was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in West Point.  He enjoyed collecting flashlights and playing cards.  He and Shirley loved to travel in their camper.

He is survived by a wife, Shirly, of West Point; son, Kevin and Thea Flock of Belleville, Ill.; step children Gerald and Sharon Meyer of West Point, Timothy and Lorraine Meyer of Grand Island, Jean and Jerry Wortman of Missouri Valley, Carolyn and Michael Pflueger of Norfolk, Barbara and Gary Olsen of Worthington, Minn., Donn and Jerry Schneider of Loveland, Col., and Amy Meyer and Bing Bindrum of Falls City; 20 grandchildrenl 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

His brother, Roger and (Jeanette), died one day after him. 

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Judith Flock; stillborn brother,Harold; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Christensen.


Rita Tittle, 62

Rita Tittle (Coan), 62, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, after a brief illness.  A memorial service was held on Thursday Dec. 14 at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Rita was born on April 28, 1955, to Leonard and Rose Mary Coan. She was raised in Emerson, Nebraska, graduated from Emerson-Hubbard High School, then moved to Sioux City where she worked and went to school. She married Eddy Tittle and moved to Oklahoma where she raised her three children.  Rita was always so gentle, kind and had a smile for everyone she met. She was a loving and devoted mother to Marie, Judy and Johnny and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  
Rita is survived by her husband Eddy, her children Marie, Judy and Johnny Tittle, her grandchildren, Dylan, Nicole, Trystan, Chloe, Dawson, Lexi, Shaylea, Jaide, Rydic, Tinley, great-grandchildren, Sterling and Alicia, her mother, Rose Mary Coan, sisters, Cathy Potter, Sharon Saylor and Jean Kaechele and brothers, Dan Coan, Dale Coan, Alan Coan and many nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard, her grandparents, Ed Coan, Dora Pope, Joe and Eva Heimann.  

Robert Boals, 83 

Robert R. “Bob” Boals, 83, of rural Dakota City, passed away at his residence, with family by his side Saturday Dec. 16, 2017.
Services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Dakota City with the Rev. Sandra Braash officiating. Burial was in the Dakota City Cemetery. Visitation with the family was at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the church and with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Becker – Hunt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Bob was born Sept. 11, 1934, in Sioux City, the son of Ralph and Genevieve (Hutchings) Boals. He attended Brushy Bend Country School and graduated from South Sioux City High School in 1953. After high school he worked on a cattle ranch in South Dakota. He attended South Dakota State College in Brookings where he played football for the Jack Rabbits. He served in the U. S. army spending time in Germany. After his discharge he farmed and fed cattle and hogs with his dad for many years.
Bob married Dian Morgan on June 17, 1961, in Salem Lutheran Church, rural Dakota city. He enjoyed serving on the University of Nebraska Extension Board and the Dakota County Rural Water Board. He was a member of the Northeast Cattle Feeders Association.
Bob was proud to be a member of the Shrine Hospital Dads. He took many children to the Shrine Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was proud to have a pilot’s license and enjoyed flying.
He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church where he served on the church council, taught Sunday school and served on other committees.
Bob is survived by his wife Dian, two sons: Drew (Anne) Boals of Dakota City, Wes (Linda) Boals of Lakeville, Minnesota, and their son John; two sisters: Grace Anne Anderson of Dakota City, Linda (Perry) Dawes of Elkhorn, Nebraska, and many nieces and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Jed, Nephew Philip, niece Jennifer, sister-in-law Judy Morgan, brother-in laws: Robert Sparling, Jerry Anderson, Larry and his wife Penny Morgan.
The family would like express a special thank you to Jody, Charlotte and Amy from Hospice, Pastor Sandra, Paula Kassing, and the other caregivers from Synergy Home Health Care.










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