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Rocky K. Siniquefield
MARSHFIELD, Wis. As dawn broke on May 13th, with family at his side and a soothing sonata playing softly, Rocky Siniquefield, born Paul Conrad, shuffled off this mortal coil at House of the Dove Hospice in Marshfield, Wisconsin, conceding his long battle with heart disease.
Born the fifth of seven children to Mirl and Eva Conrad in Goshen, Indiana, Paul was orphaned at an early age and changed his name in his late teens.
Rocky married Patricia Ann Armand Jan. 20, 1958, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Their marriage produced two sons and a daughter.
Rocky spent his entire adult life in the greater Chicago area. He was a longtime employee of CIBA-Giegy Pharmaceutical, starting as a fork lift operator in January 1960 and retiring as a manager after 38 years. He later went to work for Roberts Pharmaceuticals until they were purchased by Shire.
In retirement, Rocky lived an active and independent life at his home in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, until his failing health required him to relocate to House of the Dove in Marshfield.
A strong-willed but quiet man, Rocky loved gardening, cooking, fishing, camping, jigsaw and crossword puzzles. A Notre Dame and Cubs fan, he was delighted to see his Cubbies finally win the World Series. He enjoyed antiques, visiting historic sites and traveling the United States, and especially enjoyed visiting Hawaii. His greatest love of all was for his family and his friends.
Rocky is survived by sons, Robert (Laura) Siniquefield of Chicago, Illinois, and Jeff Linton of Cantonment, Florida; daughter, Tamma (S. Ralph) Notaro of Marshfield; grandson, Kerry McDonaugh; granddaughters, Dannielle Siniquefield and Jayden Linton; great-grandson Eli; brothers, Jim and Tom Conrad; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rocky was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Donna (Virgil) Gibson, Bev (Bill) Duttwyler and Eileen Manahan. His brother, Don (Ruth) Conrad of Elkhart, Indiana, joined him in death May 22.
In accordance with Rocky's final wishes a celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Black Maple Pavilion at Ox Bow Park in Goshen.
Published on  June 8, 2017
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