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Weerts Funeral Home

3625 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA

OBITUARY

Wesley Keith Rock

September 29, 1924January 12, 2020
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Wesley K. Rock, 95, of Eldridge, IA passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Grand Haven Retirement Home. Per his wishes cremation rights have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm. on Saturday January 18, 2020 at Trinity Cathedral Church, Davenport. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. A luncheon will follow the service and all are invited to attend. Memorials may be made to Trinity Cathedral Church or ARL of Iowa. Online condolences may be expressed at www.weertsfh.com

Wes was born on September 29, 1924 in Davenport to Edwin and Edna (Mohr) Rock. He was united in marriage to Georgene Garber on February 18, 1950 in Davenport. After 69 years of marriage, she preceded him in death on June 8, 2019. Wes and Georgene operated the family century farm until their retirement in 2004.

Lovingly referred to as "Papa" by his grandchildren, Wes was defined by his hard work and fun-loving attitude. From cross-country road trips, to skiing the mountains of Colorado, he lived a life of adventure. His greatest joy was to share his experiences with his friends and family. After retiring at the age of 80, he spent much of his time riding horses, which he loved taking out on the local trails. There was never a more charming or magnetic person and he will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his daughter Denise; his son-in-law, Van Cline; and five grandchildren, Lauren Cline (Hunt Briggs), Alex Cline, Christian Cline, Katie Maher, Cassidy Maher, and 2 great-grandchildren, Wesley and Rowan Briggs.

He is preceded in death by his wife Georgene and his daughter, Christine.

A special thanks to the caregivers at Grand Haven and Heartland Hospice.

  • FAMILY

  • Edwin Rock, Father (deceased)
  • Edna (Mohr) Rock, Mother (deceased)
  • Georgene (Garber) Rock, Wife (deceased)
  • Denise, Daughter
  • Van Cline, Son-in-law
  • Lauren Cline (Hunt Briggs), Grandchild
  • Alex Cline, Grandson
  • Christian Cline, Grandson
  • Katie Maher, Granddaughter
  • Cassidy Maher, Granddaughter
  • Wesley Briggs, Great Grandchild
  • Rowan Briggs, Great Grandchild
  • He is preceded in death by his wife Georgene and his daughter, Christine.
  • DONATIONS

  • Trinity Cathedral Church
  • ARL of Iowa

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2020

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Carolyn & Jack Heddinger

January 15, 2020

Dear Denice & family,
We are so sorry to hear your father passed away.
We regret we will not be able to attend the service as we are in Alabama for the winter
Your Mon & Dad were such special people We were lucky to be able to call them friends and neighbors. We shared our love of dogs, especially Goldens and shared our grief when we lost Jesse and Dutch
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Love. Jack & Carolyn Heddinger

Susan Frye

January 14, 2020

Dear Denise: I am so very sorry that you have to bury your dad so soon after your mom died. It's even more difficult when the second parent is gone. He was a wonderful man. Sincerely, Susan Frye, Maysville.

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Biography

Wesley K. Rock, 95, of Eldridge, IA passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Grand Haven Retirement Home. Per his wishes cremation rights have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm. on Saturday January 18, 2020 at Trinity Cathedral Church, Davenport. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. A luncheon will follow the service and all are invited to attend. Memorials may be made to Trinity Cathedral Church or ARL of Iowa. Online condolences may be expressed at www.weertsfh.com

Wes was born on September 29, 1924 in Davenport to Edwin and Edna (Mohr) Rock. He was united in marriage to Georgene Garber on February 18, 1950 in Davenport. After 69 years of marriage, she preceded him in death on June 8, 2019. Wes and Georgene operated the family century farm until their retirement in 2004.

Lovingly referred to as "Papa" by his grandchildren, Wes was defined by his hard work and fun-loving attitude. From cross-country road trips, to skiing the mountains of Colorado, he lived a life of adventure. His greatest joy was to share his experiences with his friends and family. After retiring at the age of 80, he spent much of his time riding horses, which he loved taking out on the local trails. There was never a more charming or magnetic person and he will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his daughter Denise; his son-in-law, Van Cline; and five grandchildren, Lauren Cline (Hunt Briggs), Alex Cline, Christian Cline, Katie Maher, Cassidy Maher, and 2 great-grandchildren, Wesley and Rowan Briggs.

He is preceded in death by his wife Georgene and his daughter, Christine.

A special thanks to the caregivers at Grand Haven and Heartland Hospice.