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Obituary for Jack William Morelock Sr

Jack William Morelock Sr, 80, of Rockton, IL, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 11:13 a.m., Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Springfield, MO, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born July 16, 1936 in Rockton, IL, the son of William and Edna (Jaschek) Morelock. Jack married Loretta Minor, and they were married 51 years. Jack worked at Warner Electric Brake and Clutch for 44 years. He was active on the Rockton City Council and the Church Council at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Rockton, IL. He was proud to be a Charter Member of that congregation. He loved spending time with his wife and family. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, and a good game of cards.

Survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Loretta, children Vicki (David) Rowlett of Illinois; Wendy (Danny) Laird of Illinois; Chris Morelock of Wisconsin and Jack (Kim) Morelock of Missouri, brothers Guy (Francis) Morelock of North Carolina; and Ronald (Stephanie) Rylatt of Wisconsin, sisters Betty Sherer of Florida, and Kathy Rylatt of Iowa, eight grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends. Preceded in death by his father William Morelock, mother Edna Rylatt, step-father Don Rylatt, sisters Lavonne and Arlene, and daughter Brenda Wernick.

Funeral ceremonies to be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday June 10, 2017 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2336 Freeport Rd, Rockton, IL with Pastor Cheryl Coffman officiating. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. with service directly following. Final resting place will be in Rockton Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 609 N. Locust St, Marshfield, MO 65706

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

2336 Freeport Rd
Rockton, IL 61072

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11:00 AM
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

2336 Freeport Rd
Rockton, IL 61072

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Rockton Township Cemetery

Rockton, IL 61072


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