FANNIE B. SCHROCK, 89, of Fort Wayne, IN, formerly of Sarasota, FL and Arthur, IL, passed away at 4:05 P.M. on Friday, December 23, 2016 at The Cedars Retirement Home in Leo, IN.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Sunnyside Mennonite Church, 475 E. State Rt. 133 in Arcola, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday at the church in conjunction with her son, Leon Schrock’s memorial service, who passed away on December 11, 2016. Pastor Kenneth Bontrager will officiate. Burial will be in the Sunnyside Mennonite Church Cemetery. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Fannie was born on December 13, 1927 in Bourbon Township, Douglas County IL. She was a daughter to Chris N. Bontrager and Lovina (Kauffman) Bontrager. She married Jacob E. Schrock on October 9, 1947 in Arthur, IL. He passed away on September 12, 2015.
She is survived by two sons, Glenn Ray Schrock and his wife Gayle of Harlan, IN; Ron E. Schrock and his wife Patricia of Fort Wayne, IN; one daughter-in-law, Janet Schrock of Bement, IL; five grandchildren, Barry Schrock and his wife Heather of Fort Wayne, IN, Katrina Osmun and her husband Darin of Auburn, IN; Rhett Schrock and his wife Kristin of Decatur, IL, Mackenzie White and her husband Steve of Dallas, TX, and Morgan Largent and her husband Aaron of Decatur, IL; seven great-grandchildren; twelve siblings, Ray Bontrager and his wife Ella of Arthur, IL, Melvin Bontrager of Kokomo, IN, William Bontrager and his wife Fannie of Fredericksburg, OH, Ervin Bontrager and his wife Mary of Shipshewana, IN, Sam Bontrager of Purdin, MO, Mattie Miller of Arthur, IL, Elizabeth Diener and her husband Joe of Humboldt, IL, Verna Bontrager of Sarasota, FL, Mary Chupp and her husband Louis of Arthur, IL, Clara Herschburger and her husband Nelson of Arcola, IL Katie Helmuth and her husband Glenn of Glenflora, WI and Lorene Herschburger and her husband Oba of Sullivan, IL; and one sister-in-law, Alma Schweitzer, of Goshen, IN.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jacob Schrock, son Leon Schrock; and six siblings, Levi Bontrager, Eli Bontrager, Ida Otto, Edna Miller, Carrie Herschburger and Anna Bontrager.
She always had a song in her heart and by “God’s grace she hoped to keep on living & serving for Him.”
Fannie loved to sing; her children and grandchildren have some wonderful memories of her singing. She sang in many areas of ministry and was on the radio back in the 70”s in Auburn, IN with a trio who sang before her husband Jake preached. She loved going to minister into the prisons with Jake and singing for the inmates. They loved when “Miss Fannie” came with Jake. She was even honored by the Florida State Prison as a Volunteer of the Year.
She was well known as an excellent cook and baker (with her famous Lemon Pies, Whoopee Pies, Cinnamon Rolls, Strawberry Pie and more). She loved to entertain and share her meals; she also did catering for a number of years. Fannie was a lover of sewing, quilting (helping with the church ministries with the sale of her quilts). She owned her own re-upholstery business, and she also enjoyed reading, traveling, gardening & helping others.
Mom, tell dad, Leon & Jesus "Hi" for us.