Mark John Rockers Jr., age 81, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at the Olathe Hospice House, Olathe, Kansas.
He was born February 17, 1935, in Greeley, Kansas, the son of Mark Sr. and Annetta (Miller) Rockers. Mark graduated from Richmond High School, Richmond, Kansas, with the Class of 1953.
Mark married Joan Lickteig on September 25, 1956, in Richmond, Kansas, this union was blessed with four children.
They moved to their farm in Scipio, Kansas, in 1958. Mark provided for his family as a farmer, dairyman, and a pipefitter for Local Union #441. He was a member of the St. Boniface Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and a former member of the Parish Council. As a board member of the Watershed District, he was instrumental in the construction of several watershed dams.
Mark enjoyed family gatherings and especially enjoyed his grandchildren. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed checking his land and cattle on his tractor, mowing the church cemetery and yard, and working at the Parish Bazaar. Mark was skilled at welding; he designed and built his own corral for working and sorting cattle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mark Sr. and Annetta Rockers; one sister, Wilma Kratzberg; two brothers, Leon Rockers and Richard Rockers; and daughter-in-law, Judi Rockers.
Mark is survived by his wife, Joan, of the home; two sons, Christopher Rockers and wife Kim of Kansas City, Missouri, Daniel Rockers of Sacramento, California; two daughters, Margaret (Peg) Mechnig and husband Rick of Garnett, Kansas, Mary Blomquist and husband Brian of Gypsum, Colorado; 12 grandchildren, Bill, Abby, Ellen, Chelsea, Anna, Jack, Joe, Tori, Will, Anders, Finn, and Bergen; two brothers, Lyle Rockers and wife Lucille of Garnett and Ronald Rockers and wife Jeanette of Greeley, Kansas; one sister-in-law, Betty Rockers of Greeley, Kansas.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Scipio, with burial following in the St. Boniface Cemetery. The family will greet friends following a 6:00 p.m. Rosary at the church on Wednesday evening.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface New Hall Fund.
You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.