Rapid City Evelyn Lavonne Schock, 94, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Fountain Springs Health Care.
She was born Dec. 26, 1919, on a farm in Pilot Grove, the youngest of five children to Osmund and Stena Viland. She was a tomboy at heart and talked often about going to country school and all the fun they had. She went on to graduate from Elmore High School and married Everett Schock, a marriage that lasted for 60 years. To this union two sons were born, Gary and Wendell and a daughter, Boni. Everett and Evelyn moved out to Rapid City from Minnesota in 1963, where they lived until retirement. They then spent part of the year in Mesa, Ariz., and traveling visiting family and friends.
She was a patient, kind, soft spoken little Norwegian with a twinkle in her eye and a mischievous chuckle.
She loved spending time with family, bowling, going to dances with dad, snowmobiling, jeeping, camping, and most of all getting out that deck of cards.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett; her parents; brothers, Roy and Orville Viland; sisters, Esther Fussner and Ruby True; and granddaughters, Amy Tracy and Sandra Schock.
She is survived by her children, Gary (Lois) Schock, Wendell (Sandy) Schock, and Boni (Loran) Tracy, all of Rapid City; and was blessed with eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren (and one on the way).
Services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Osheim and Schmidt Funeral Home, with the Rev. Herb B. Cleveland officiating. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery.
Our family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Fountain Springs for the wonderful care she received. Judy, Kat, and Jeri you are truly amazing caregivers.
In memory of mom, do a random act of kindness today. Memorials may be made to Rapid City Regional Hospital Auxiliary Hospice House.
Her online guestbook is available to sign at www.osheimschmidt.com.