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Richard Brock

August 16, 1924 — July 25, 2012

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Longtime Sherman County, Kansas resident Richard W. ‘Dick’ Brock, 87, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society—Sherman County in Goodland.

He was born August 16, 1924, at Hutchinson, the son of Gladys Elizabeth (Switzer) and Roland Forest Brock.  He attended schools at Sharon Springs, and graduated from Sherman Community High School in Goodland with the class of 1943.  He served his country with the United States Army from April 12, 1944 through September 27, 1945.  In the European Theater of Operations, he earned the Combat Infantry Badge, the Purple Heart, and the Bronze Star, and he was awarded a Presidential Citation.  He returned to make his home in Sherman County, Kansas.  He was owner of Dick Brock Construction

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and American Rifle Association.

On October 24, 2009, he and Verla (Blomberg) Howard were married at Burlington, Colorado.

Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother Robert, and his wife Verda (Griffith) Jones Brock.

Surviving family includes his wife Verla Brock of the home in Goodland; son Robert Brock and his wife Shirley of Canton, Michigan; son David Brock and his wife Deni of Springtown, Texas; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister Winifred Hendershot of Hutchinson;  brother John Brock and his wife Betty of Mesa, Arizona; and nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday, July 30, at 10:30 AM MT, at Koons Chapel in Goodland, with Pastor Travis Blake officiating.  Burial, with military honors,  will be in the Wallace Cemetery on Monday, at 2:00 PM MT.

Friends may share their respects on Sunday, from 3:00 until 7:00 PM MT, at Koons Chapel in Goodland.

Memorials may be designated to Little Britches Rodeo Association, and may be left at or mailed to Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Goodland, KS  67735-1555.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Little Britches Rodeo Association.
211 N. Main Ave. Goodland, KS 67735,
Tel: 785-890-3900


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