Forrest J. Mock

August 26th

Forrest J. Mock, 91, of North Webster passed away August 26, 2010, at The Maples, Goshen, Indiana.

He was born to James R. and Eva Marie (Koher) Mock on the family farm at North Webster on July 19, 1919.  He married Evelyn M. Rogers on September 28, 1947, who preceded him in death in 2002.

Surviving Mr. Mock are his sister-in-law Mrs. Dean (Sue) Mock of Elkhart, brothers-in-law Reverend Kermit Nordeen and Hans Schmahl of Stillwater and Marshall, Minnesota, respectively; nieces, nephews, and friends.  He was preceded in death by all his siblings including, Marcella Bockman, Bonnie Eberly, Charlotte Baugher, Dale Mock, and former State Representative Dean Mock.

After graduating North Webster High School where he played basketball and was team captain during his senior year, he lived in Detroit with family friends columnist William Albert and Ruth Jacoby and worked as a foreman at Briggs Manufacturing Company in aircraft component assembly.  While at Briggs he played basketball on the 1943 league-winning Briggs industrial team.  He proudly served in the Army of the United States during World War II, first training in anti-aircraft artillery then advancing to aircraft instrument specialist.  He served as a sergeant in the Air Transport Command at air bases stateside and in Great Britain.  After World War II he worked as a meat cutter in Fort Wayne, Warsaw, and his hometown where he owned and operated The Locker Plant and later worked in construction.

He was a life member of the American Legion Post 253 at North Webster.

There will be no visitation.  Graveside services officiated by Reverend ­­­­­­­­Myron Drent with military honors by the North Webster American Legion will be held at North Webster Cemetery, Mock Addition on North 850 East south of East 500 North, at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 11th.

Memorial contributions to honor his love of God’s creatures may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, P. O. Box 1906, Pierceton, Indiana 46562.

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