Blanche Eileen Mary Brock, 95, Elkhart, formerly of Walton, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, at Eastlake Terrace, Elkhart, after a long battle with dementia/Alzheimer's.
She was born July 23, 1921, on Kruston Farm, Irchester, England, to Joseph Harry and Lily (Wright) Luck. She married Edward E. Brock Jr. on May 19, 1945, in Irchester, England, in St Katherine's Church. He passed away Nov. 28, 2014.
She is survived by two children, Gloria J. (William) Duell of Canton, Ohio, and David A. (Pamela) Brock of Elkhart; one daughter-in-law, Marilyn (Jim) Berry of Kokomo; seven grandchildren, Mark (Rebecca) Duell of Lewis Center, Ohio, Michael (Lisa) Duell of Noblesville, Misty (Kevin) Phillips of Kokomo, Randall (B.A.) Brock of Eurgene, Oregon, Andrew (Jessy) Brock of San Francisco, California, Edward IV (Darlena) Brock of Kokomo and Jeffrey Brock of Elkhart. She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bazil (Loretta) Luck and Graham (Marilyn) Luck, both of Rochester, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Edward III and Steven; one granddaughter, Pinky Duell; two sisters, Edna (Lee) Peterson and Pamela (Clifford) Stehlik; three brothers, Godfrey (June) Luck, Maurice (Nella) Luck and Kenneth (Virginia) Luck.
Blanche served in the British Women's Land Army in Central England during World War II when she met her future husband, where he was stationed during the war. She moved to Indiana shortly after the close of World War II with her husband and infant daughter.
She was a devoted wife and mother. She loved her family and her greatest joy was spending time with family. Many a Sunday afternoon was enjoyed with Blanche cooking and laughing with her family in the home Edward had built for their family in Indiana. She will be much missed by her family.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday, May 22, at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston with the Rev. Sean Cooper officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services at 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to her family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Published on May 18, 2017