Ernest L. Schrock, 102, of Eliza, Illinois passed away Thursday, August 3, 2023 at Trinity Rock Island. Services are 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Interment is in the Eliza Creek Cemetery. Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at Fippinger Funeral Home where memorials may be left to the Eliza American Legion Post #1971, Eliza Ladies Aid, or the Eliza Creek Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
Erny was born July 21, 1921 in Goodfield, Illinois to Joseph and Caroline Yoder Schrock. Erny was a proud veteran serving for the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He married Ferris C. Noble on May 8, 1949 in Eliza.
Erny worked as a farmer and a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service based out of New Boston.
He was a member of the Eliza Community Church and the Rural Letter Carriers Association, and was a charter member of the American Legion Post #1971. He also served on the Westmer School Board.
Erny enjoyed fishing, gardening, fruit trees, watching sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by three daughters: Diane (Chuck) Prill of Muscatine, Iowa; Susan (Dan) Rhule of Holton, Kansas; Elaine (Jeff) Clawson of Nashville, Tennessee; one son: Curtis (Lori) Schrock of Kirkwood, Illinois; eight grandchildren: Kevin Prill, Eric Prill, Gretchen Schrock, Grant (Stephanie) Schrock, Haley (Shane) McNerney, Megan (fiancé Trey Tanking) Rhule, Kellen (Clare) Clawson, Kirsten (Curtis) Wassum; four great-grandchildren: James, Decker, Leon, and Jackson; one brother, Ed (Mary) Schrock of Seaton, Illinois; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; three sisters: Helen Herman, Marge Genung, Minnie Miller; two brothers, Bill Schrock, Joe Schrock.