|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1880|
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 1916|
The funeral of Herbert Bock, who died Wednesday morning, was held at Champion & Shannon's undertaking parlors at 9 o'clock this morning. Rev. Fisher, pastor of the Congregational church conducted the services. Interment was made at the cemetery at Piney. Mr. Bock was a veteran of the Spanish-American war and Lieut. Fields of Company "D" sent a firing squad comprised of the men who are still here to fire a salute at the grave. Taps were sounded by Mrs. Holbrook of the Salvation Army.
Mr. Bock is survived by a widow, six children, his father, one sister and
one brother. He served in the army and navy during the Spanish-American war
participating in the battle of Manilla Bay. Following the explosion on the battleship Missouri, he was among those who volunteered to go down and flood the magazines and bring up the dead bodies. Another time he showed his bravery and devotion to duty by jumping overboard into an angry sea to rescue a man who had fallen overboard. For those acts of bravery, he received a letter of commendation from President Roosevelt.
Mr. Bock was known as a painstaking and faithful employee, serving
those for whom he labored, with honesty and devotion. He was above all,
fond of his family and his greatest happiness was serving them.
Sheridan Enterprise, June 30, 1916 page 8
According to the funeral record from the Funeral home :
Father - Henry Bock born in Germany
Mother Nancy Andrews born in Illinois
Herbert was married, and he was a plumber
Cause of Death: Pertonitis.
Quiet Rest Cemetery
Created by: Karylyn Petrie
Record added: Nov 06, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12274239
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