Larry Mock

November 25th
Larry Mock, 84, of Syracuse, Indiana, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022. Larry was the son of
the late Howard R. Mock and Hilda M. (Harmon) Mock. Larry was Valedictorian of his Syracuse High
School class in 1956. He furthered his education, while playing basketball, at Indiana Tech where he
graduated with a Bachelor Of Science in Civil Engineering in 1959. He married Susan Kay Darr on
December 6, 1958. She preceded him in death in 2014. Larry completed the requirements to become a
licensed Professional Engineer in 1967. Larry worked for Reith-Riley in Elkhart, IN, for twenty-five years
as a Construction Superintendent. He then joined Brooks Construction Company in Fort Wayne, IN, to
lead their portable asphalt division. Larry and Susan moved from Elkhart, IN, back home to Syracuse, IN,
in 1982, where they enjoyed the beauty and social life of Lake Wawasee. He retired from building roads
to go back to his family farm where he shared his love of tractors and farming with his family. He
especially enjoyed giving his grandchildren rides in his combine at harvest. Larry began collecting
antique tractors and restoring them to their original glory. He enjoyed entering parades and attending
various events with his Johnny Poppers club and friends. Larry and Susan traveled many highways in
the U.S.A in their various RVs, even as far as Alaska. They also spent many miles on the road attending
as many of the grandchildren’s events as possible. Larry was fiercely proud of his children’s and
grandchildren’s abilities and achievements and was known to brag about them frequently to his friends.
Larry is survived by his three children, Bryan Mock of Wichita, KS, Amy (James) Weeber of Goshen, IN,
and Laura (Lowell Stahlhut) Mock of Fort Wayne, IN. Also, his six grandchildren, Joseph (Erica Rumpke)
Mock, Rebecca (Brad) Showalter, Elijah (Mantha Norton) Mock, Rachel (Luke) Ebeyer, Ross (Patricia)
Koble, and Lauren (Richard DeBus) Koble. He has one special great-grandson, Jackson Showalter, who
shows great promise to follow Grandpa’s legacy of farming with green tractors.
Also preceding him in death were brothers Douglas Mock and Jimmy Mock.
A Celebration of Life will be at 4:30 p.m on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Calvary United Methodist Church , 801 South Huntington St.,
Syracuse, IN. Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 p.m. the same day at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church or to Fairfield FFA, 67530 US-33,
Goshen, IN 46526.

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