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Memorial services for LeRoy R. Schocker of Albert Lea, MN, will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, November 12, 2018 at the Bonnerup Funeral Service Chapel in Albert Lea. Pastor Vern Harris will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Albert Lea Area Veterans Group.
LeRoy died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Mayo Health Systems Albert Lea. He was 73 years of age.
LeRoy was born January 3, 1945 in Austin, MN, the son of William and Edith (Davis) Schocker. He graduated from Austin High School in 1963. After graduation he served his country in the US Air Force and the National Guard. He was united in marriage to Diane E. Schocker, and to that union, three children were born: LeRoy Jr., Shon, and Tony. The couple would later divorce. LeRoy had been employed by Land-O-Lakes in Albert Lea retiring in 1996, then with the Albert Lea School District as a groundskeeper. He volunteered many hours with the Albert Lea Salvation Army. LeRoy enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, model cars and puzzles. He especially enjoyed his conversations with family, friends and neighbors.
He is survived by his wife Charlotte, children LeRoy Schocker Jr, Shon Lewis and Tony Schocker. There are numerous grand, great grand, step grand and step great grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters Donna Kolb, Marlys Larson and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Edna, brothers Dewain and Billy and sister Eleanor Klingbeil.