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David John Rockers

January 17, 2016

Obituary

David John Rockers Sr., of Austin, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016, at home. David was born Sept. 29, 1938, in Austin, Minnesota, to Harold and Dolores (Gahagan) Rockers. In 1956 he graduated from St. Augustine Catholic High School. On Feb. 15, 1958, he married Elaine Moe in Austin. David retired from Hormel in Austin in 1999 and as a lieutenant colonel in the Army reserves. He was also active in the National Guard. David loved watching his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren play in many sporting events. He enjoyed playing his scratch tickets, telling many stories about “back in the day” and watching the Minnesota Twins. David is survived by wife Elaine; children: David Jr. Rockers, Rogers, Arkansas, Susan (Jack) Wittkopp, Austin, Minnesota, Kathy Rockers, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Mary (Chris) Callahan, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Anna (Erik) Figenskau, Rogers, Arkansas, Jeff (Cindy) Rockers, Austin, Minnesota, Kristina (Tom) Spaniol, Apple Valley, Minnesota; 17 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Dolore Rockers, St. Paul, Minnesota, Therese and Rod Soukup, Lincoln, Nebraska, Jim and Patty Rockers, Stewartville, Minnesota, Gerry Rockers, McHenry Illinois, Tom Rockers, Evergreen, Colorado, Rosy (Rockers) and Pat Byron, Winona, Minnesota, Gina (Rockers) and Tim Johnson, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Pete and Sue Rockers, Minneapolis, Minnesota; many nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Dolores Rockers. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 am on Friday, January 22, 2016 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Ken Pierre officiating. There will be a 7 pm wake service on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4-7 pm and also one hour before the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91 and V.F.W. Post #1216. Memorials are preferred to family.

Service Information


Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Thursday, January 21 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Friday, January 22 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Queen of Angels Catholic Church
1001 Oakland Avenue East
Austin MN 55912


Service

Friday, January 22 2016
11:00 AM

Queen of Angels Catholic Church
1001 Oakland Avenue East
Austin MN 55912

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