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Dean Rock

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[July 28, 2009]  SPRINGFIELD -- Dean Rock, 72, of Springfield, formerly of Lincoln, died Monday, July 27, 2009, at 6:15 p.m. at his home.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kurt Smith and the Rev. Bill Dolan co-officiating.

Burial will be in Mason City Cemetery, Mason City.

Mr. Rock retired in 1998 after 30 years with the street department in Lincoln.

He was born May 25, 1937, in Mason City to Willie and Hauty Jones Rock. He married Bernice Jewell on Dec. 22, 1956, in Hardyville, Ky.

He is survived by his wife, of Springfield; two daughters, Anita Joyce (and Kenneth) Dooley of Tallula and Deanna (and Warren) Bradley of Broadwell; two brothers, Bill (and Cheryl) Rock of Center, Ky., and Tom (and Janice) Rock of Lincoln; one sister, Lilly Finn of Campbellsville, Ky.; four grandchildren, Brandt Patton of Springfield, Alicia (and Brian) Mayberry of Atlanta, and Ericka and Tara Bradley, both of Broadwell; and two great-grandchildren, Allyx Andrea and Cohnor Langley, both of Atlanta.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

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He was a member of Southern Baptist Church of Lincoln and attended Berean Baptist Church in Springfield.

Dean loved to do Civil War re-enactment and was an avid hunter and camper.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Illinois.

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