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Virgil Schrock, 94, Topeka, passed away at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Miller's Merry Manor in LaGrange.
He was born in LaGrange County, April 8, 1923, the son of Amos and Beulah (Hershberger) Schrock.
On June 27, 1949, he married Irene (Tustison). Together they shared nearly 75 years of marriage.
He is survived by his wife, Irene Schrock of Topeka; four sons, Larry (Hilda) Schrock, Topeka, Lowel (companion, Debbie) Schrock, Paw Paw, Michigan, Lynn Schrock and Lloyd Schrock, both of Rome City; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Schrock; a sister, Fern Eash; and two nephews.
Virgil served his country honorably in the United States Army Air Force during World War II and was stationed in Nome, Alaska. After his service in the military, he worked at Johnson Controls in Goshen for more than 30 years. Following that retirement, he farmed for several years and retired again in 1984.
Virgil enjoyed photography, golf, bowling and trap shooting. In his younger years he raced stock cars and was given the name "Gunner Schrock." He was also a devout member of the Topeka United Methodist Church where he volunteered countless hours over the years.
A funeral service in Virgil's honor will take place Tuesday, June 20, at 10 a.m. at Topeka United Methodist Church, 124 W. Pine St., Topeka. Pastor Kevin DeKoninck will officiate.
Burial will follow at Eden Cemetery in Topeka, where full military honors will be conducted.
Family and friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 19, at Topeka United Methodist Church and also from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the service Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Topeka United Methodist Church.
Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.yeagerfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 16, 2017
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