Silas S. Shrock
February 10, 1927 -- November 27, 2016
Silas S. Shrock, 89, of Shipshewana, died at 9:20 am on Sunday, November
27, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. He had been in declining health the
past seven months. He was born on February 10, 1927 in Yoder, KS, to Edd
and Fannie (Yoder) Shrock. On December 24, 1948 in Wolford, ND he married
the love of his life, Dorothy Slaubaugh; she survives. Survivors in addition
to his wife are three daughters, Wanda (Gordon) Miller of Goshen, Judy
(Mike) Mast of Shipshewana, Jan (Rick) Baumann of Byron Center, MI; two
sons, Jim (Vicky) Shrock of Kendallville, Leon (Debbi) Shrock of Goshen;
eight grandchildren, Stephanie (Troy) Watt, Sabrina Shrock, Gavin (Amy)
Miller, Stacey (Chris) Spolyar, Chris (Heidi) Mast, Evan (Kim) Mast, Katie
Baumann and Spencer Baumann. 13 great grandchildren, two step
grandchildren, Ethan Rowe and Warren Rowe. sister, Phyllis (John) Schrock
of Hesston, KS; three brothers, David Shrock of Myakka City, FL, Ed Shrock
of Middlebury, Fred Shrock of Elkhart. He was preceded in death by his
parents, two sisters, Alma Knepp and Martha Slaubaugh, two brothers, Paul
and Pete Shrock. Silas was a member of Emma Mennonite Church, a farmer
and truck driver. He enjoyed restoring tractors and participating in Tractor
Pulls. He sang with the Gospel Messengers. Visitation will be from
2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 1, at Emma Mennonite
Church, 1900 South 600 West Topeka. The family will hold a graveside
service prior to the 11:00 am celebration of life service on Friday, December
2, also at the church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Gene Hartman.
Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given
to M.C.C. (Mennonite Central Committee).
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So sorry for your loss. Silas was a good man with a good sense of humor,
and always a smile.
From: Pat Musser Frick
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Aunt Dorothy and all the family, You are in my heart and prayers every hour.
Uncle Si is one of my heroes. He had a deep and abiding love for Jesus and
the church, and the love of Jesus twinkled in his eyes and transformed his
actions and words. He was funny, kind and generous. He loved his family so
much. I will miss him greatly.
From: Michele Hershberger
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Aunt Dorothy and All my Dear Cousins, Uncle Si was truly one of a kind. I
recall all the wonderful family times at the farm and the many family get
togethers. I loved him dearly even after he made the wheels on my Vega
yellow. May you wonderful memories help you through this time. Miss you
From: Beth Witkowski
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I'm so sorry to hear about Silas' passing. I took care of him at LifeCare
Center and throughly enjoyed his sense of humor and his joy for life itself.
He could always make me smile :) I'll keep you all in my prayers as you go
through this difficult time.
From: Jessica Cassel CNA/QMA
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While a sponsor of my youth group, Si predicted that I would be married
within five years. With college ahead, I declared I would not. He said, "I bet
$5." A little over five years later he paid up--at my wedding reception--with a
box of pennies! Ironically, the groom was Si's wife's nephew, whom I did not
know five years earlier. A man of his word, and memory and humor.!
From: Joyce Slaubuagh
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My condolences to Si's family and friends.
He was an exceptional man in many ways and he will be missed by all his life
touched. His smile and sense of humor gave those around him a better day.
Rest In Peace Si........
From: Susan K. Dickens & Family