Francis E. Vock

Francis E. Vock, 89, Polo, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at his home.  

He was a truck driver for Teamsters Local 722 retiring in 1983.  

Francis was a 60-year member of the Polo American Legion Post 83, lifetime member of Sebring, Fla. VFW and the Polo VFW.

Following his retirement he enjoyed going to auctions and collecting antiques.

Francis was born July 3, 1924, in Eagle Point, west of Polo, the son of Edward and Gertrude (Marschang) Vock.  

He married Anna Lucile Livingston on Dec. 18, 1952 in Polo. She preceded him in death on Nov. 12, 1997.

He was a veteran of United States Navy, serving during World War II.  

He entered the service July 6, 1944, trained at Great Lakes, Ill., Fort Pierce, Fla., and Norfolk, Va.  

Francis served on the USS Ki Win, USS Liddle and the USS Loy receiving the European Theatre Ribbon, American Area Ribbon, and the Victory Medal.

Survivors include a daughter Vicki Patterson, German Valley;  sons, Donald (Darlene) Vock and Timmy (Mary) Vock, both of Polo; sisters, Loretta Carroll, Polo, Ruth Forristall, Ohio, Ill., Dorothy Clothier, Polo; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, James Patterson; three sisters, Catherine Hodge, Bernadine Blum, and Eileen Wright; and six brothers-in-law.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13  from 5 to 7 p.m. at Polo Family Funeral Home, 110 E Dixon St., Polo. 

Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Polo. 

Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Polo.

In lieu of flowers memorial has been established 

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