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Donald "Bud" Rock,

Donald 'Bud' Rock Donald "Bud" Rock, age 87, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2003, at his home near Larimore, ND. Bud Rock was born August 16, 1916, near Larimore, the son of William and Florence Wynn Rock. He was raised and grew to manhood n...

Donald 'Bud' Rock

Donald "Bud" Rock, age 87, passed away on Monday, September 1, 2003, at his home near Larimore, ND.

Bud Rock was born August 16, 1916, near Larimore, the son of William and Florence Wynn Rock. He was raised and grew to manhood near Larimore. He attended Larimore High School, graduating in 1935. In the fall of 1935, he attended Mayville, ND, State Teachers' College, and obtained a 2-year degree. In the fall of 1937, he started teaching eighth grade at New Rockford, ND.

Bud was inducted into the United States Army on June 15, 1942, at Ft. Snelling, MN. He was united in marriage to Harriet Milne on June 8, 1943, at Courtenay, ND. Bud served in the European Theatre and then in the Army of Occupation in Japan. Upon receiving his Honorable Discharge from the Army in 1946, the couple purchased the Edwards Funeral Home in Larimore. Bud attended the Milwaukee Institute of Mortuary Science in 1948 and 1949. They operated the funeral home until 1963, when they moved to Rugby, ND, where Bud was employed by the Anderson Funeral Home. In 1966, they moved to Hawley, MN, where Bud was employed by the Vigen Funeral Home for 10 years. Bud retired from the funeral service after 30 years. In 1978 the couple then moved to the farm northeast of Larimore, where they built their retirement home. Harriet preceded him in death on March 3, 2003.

Bud was a 50 year member and past commander of the Larimore American Legion, and member of Larimore Senior Citizens.

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Surviving members of his family include a son: Robert (Colleen) Rock, Larimore; two daughters: Dawn (Joseph) Kessler, Langley AFB, Virginia and Bonnie (Bruce) Fauskee, Powell, Wyoming; six grandchildren: Steven Rock, Bobbi (Wade) Juve, Justin (Jami) Kessler, Kyle Kessler, Bret Fauskee and Bryce Fauskee; and special friend: Betty Messner.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two brothers: Clinton and Harold; and sister: May Markovic.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 5, at 2 p.m. at the Arvilla Presbyterian Church, Arvilla, ND. Interment will be in Bellevue Cemetery, Larimore. Military honors will be by the Ted Valerius Post No. 97 of the Larimore American Legion. Taps will be played by Scott Markovic. Casket bearers will be Steven Rock, Justin Kessler, Bret Fauskee, Joseph Kessler, Bobbi Juve, Kyle Kessler, Bryce Fauskee, Bruce Fauskee.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 4 from 5-8 p.m. in the Bakke Funeral Home of Larimore.

In honor of our Parents' love for dancing, a dance will be held at Good Friends Hall, in Larimore, on Friday, Sept. 5, from 6-10 p.m.

The Bakke Funeral Home of Larimore, ND, is handling the arrangements.

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