Francis E. Vock, 89, of Polo, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at his home. He was a Truck Driver for Teamsters Local 722 retiring in 1983. Francis was a 60 year member of the Polo American Legion Post 83, lifetime member of Sebring Florida VFW and the Polo VFW. Following his retirement he enjoyed going to auctions and collecting antiques.
Francis was born July 3, 1924, in Eagle Point (Polo), the son of Edward and Gertrude (Marschang) Vock. On December 18, 1952, in Polo, he was united in marriage to Anna Lucile Livingston (she preceded him in Nov. 12, 1997).
He was a veteran of United States Navy. He entered the service July 6, 1944, trained at Great Lakes, Illinois, Fort Pierce, Florida and Norfolk, Virginia. Francis served on the USS Ki Win, USS Liddle and the USS Loy receiving the European Theatre Ribbon, American Area Ribbon and the Victory Medal.
Survivors include: daughter Vicki Patterson of German Valley; sons Donald (Darlene) Vock and Timmy (Mary) Vock both of Polo; sisters Loretta Carroll of Polo, Ruth Forristall of Ohio, IL, Dorothy Clothier of Polo; many Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.
He was preceded in death by son-in-law James Patterson, 3 sisters Catherine Hodge, Bernadine Blum, Eileen Wright, 6 brother-in-laws .
A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Polo Family Funeral Home, 110 E Dixon St. Polo, IL 61064. Celebration of the Mass Of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Polo. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Polo.
In lieu of flowers memorial has been established.
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