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Gilbert William Schocker
June 27, 1922 – January 25, 2016
Gilbert William Schocker, age 93, of Monticello, Iowa died Monday, January 25, 2016 at home following an extended illness with his family by his side. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Peace United Church of Christ: 410 Cherry Street, Monticello, Iowa. The family will greet friends from 9:30 to 10:45 prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Entrusted with the arrangements is Iowa Cremation.
Gilbert was born June 27, 1922 in Wheatland, Iowa to William and Lena (Brinkman) Schocker. He attended Liberty Township county school till 8th grade and then graduated from Wheatland High School with the class of 1940. He served honorably in the United States Army during WWII from 1945 to 1947. Gilbert was united in marriage to Dorothy Jean Ott on November 5, 1950 in Wheatland, Iowa.
Gilbert worked for area farmers and lived on family farm until 1970. Gilbert and Dorothy owned and operated Schocker’s Market and Upholstery in Anamosa till 1987. After this Gilbert worked for the City of Monticello until retiring in 2002. He was a member of the Peace United Church of Christ in Monticello, Clinton County Farm Bureau and the Clinton County Adult Farmers. Gilbert enjoyed woodworking, playing cards and making friends and family laugh. One of his greatest joys was going on the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight in 2011.
Gilbert is survived by five children; Gary (Sue) Schocker of Davenport, Iowa; Deb (Dave) Moeller of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Carolyn (Joe) Zimmerman of Fort Dodge, Iowa; Allen (Karen) Schocker of Monticello, Iowa; Elizabeth (David) Burmeister of Lost Nation, Iowa; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; brother-in-laws, Don (Ann) Ott of Wheatland, Iowa and Dave (Sandy) Ott of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Dorothy Schocker in 1999; two brothers and two sisters.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Above & Beyond Hospice for their excellent care, strength and assistance during Gilbert’s final days, and also to Kay Clarke for taking Gilbert to Senior Dining.

Submitted by: Richard Harrison


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