Ralph E. Shrock
Ralph E. Shrock, 88, of Lagrange, died at 12:14 am on Saturday, March 30,
2013 at his residence, he had suffered from congestive heart failure. He was
born on November 22, 1924 in Defiance County, OH, to Elmer E. and Lizzie
Ann (Mast) Shrock.  On October 9, 1947 in LaGrange County he married Anna
H. Eash, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are six sons - Elroy
(Bonnie) Shrock of Mesquite, TX, Nelson (Sara) Shrock of Springs, MI, Elmer
(Christine) Shrock of Fort Wayne, Dennis (Esther) Shrock of Salem, MO,
Kenneth (Ruby) Shrock of Lagrange, Sherman (Ruth) Shrock of Hillsboro,
WI; five daughters - Marietta (Harley) Lambright of Leroy, MI, Helen Shaw of
Union City, MI, Katie Shrock of Lagrange, Naomi (Dave) Yoder of Mio, MI,
Sarah (Ray) Miller of Shipshewana; a daughter-in-law, Betty Shrock of
Goshen; 48 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren,
nine step-great grandchildren; sister - Mary Miller of Shipshewana; two
brothers - Delbert (Betty) Shrock of Topeka, Lester (Katie) Shrock of
Shipshewana; step-sister - Mary Kim of Detroit, MI; two step-brothers - Enos
Miller of Lagrange, Ora (Alta) Hochstetler of Middlebury.  He was preceded in
death by his parents; a son, Calvin Shrock; a son-in-law Steve Shaw; step-
mother, Lizzie Ann Shrock; three grandchildren; brother, Mose Shrock;
sister, Helen Beachy; step-brother, Joas Miller. Ralph was a farmer and a
member of the Old Order Amish Church where he was ordained as a minister
in 1957 and then as the Bishop in 1976. He was currently serving as the
Senior Bishop. Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Sunday March 31 and all
day Monday, April 1 at the family’s residence. Funeral services will be at 9:30
am on Tuesday April 2 at the David Miller residence- 2030 West 200 South
LaGrange. Services will be conducted by Bishop Eli P. Miller and the home
ministers. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange.

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