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Irene Ann Bock

October 22, 1940 — July 18, 2020

A memorial Service for Irene Bock will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, July 23 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are required.

Irene Ann (Henderson) Bock was born October 22, 1940 and she grew her beautiful angel wings Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 10:45 AM peacefully at home with her son LuVerne and daughter-in-law Wendy by her side.  Irene persevered despite having Alzheimer’s for over 10 years.  She passed away from complications of a stroke/brain bleed from a fall after having the stroke. 

Irene was raised on the family farm in rural Lake Mills.  She was confirmed at Sion Lutheran, Lake Mills and attended First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea in her adult life.  She enjoyed sitting in a chair near a window with the Bible and read daily.  She graduated from Lake Mills school.  She married LuVerne R. Bock in 1959.  She had 6 sisters and one brother.  She spent most of her life raising her sons, 2 grandchildren and 5 of her great grandchildren.  She was there for her sons and any family no matter what the circumstances.  She truly loved unconditionally.  Irene loved dancing and socializing with family and friends.  She adored the outdoors and leisurely driving to see the countryside.  Irene worked at many local factories such as Fleet Guard and Winnebago.  She worked in dietary at Mayo Health Systems (Naeve Hospital) before she turned to her true calling of Personal Care Assistant where she give herself to care for others.  She belonged to several local clubs such as the Moose and Eagles.

Irene raised two amazing sons who survive her, LuVerne (Wendy) Thomas Bock, Albert Lea and Kelly Roger Bock, Albert Lea.  She has 8 grandchildren, Tyler (Marc) Bock, Northfield, Jennifer Bock, Mankato, Brandon (Cassi) Benson, Albert Lea, Damon (Becky) Carlson Eagan, Christopher Bock, Sabre Bock, Seth Bock and Jesalyn Weise and 14 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her siblings Hazel Willert of Lake Mills, Virginia (Tony) Peterson of Albert Lea and Lisa (Perry) Sattulo of Albert Lea, Terry (Pat) Cunningham of Twin Lakes, Tom (Sue) Henderson of Owatonna and Brian McMullen, Albert Lea brother-in-law and life love LuVerne Roger Bock and many many sweet  nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Ida Henderson, Leon Willert, brother-in-law; Brandon Peterson, nephew, Gloria Bock mother-in-law; Bob Peterson brother-in-law, Merlyn Peterson, friend; Paul and Karen Orth sister and brother-in-law. Helen McMullen, sister, Rudy and Linda (Boleneus) Rogness, sister and brother-in-law and special friend John Kingstrom.

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