Ralph E. Shrock, 88, LaGrange, died Saturday, March 30, 2013 at his residence.
He was born November 22, 1924, in Defiance County, Ohio, to Elmer E. and Lizzie Ann (Mast) Shrock.
He was married October 9, 1947, in LaGrange County, to Anna H. Eash. She survives.
Also surviving are six sons, Elroy (Bonnie) Shrock, Mesquite, Texas, Nelson (Sara) Shrock, Springs, Mich., Elmer (Christine) Shrock, Ft. Wayne, Dennis (Esther) Shrock, Salem, Mo., Kenneth (Ruby) Shrock, LaGrange, and Sherman (Ruth) Shrock, Hillsboro, Wisc.; five daughters, Marietta (Harley) Lambright of Leroy, MI, Helen Shaw of Union City, MI, Katie Shrock of Lagrange, Naomi (Dave) Yoder of Mio, MI, Sarah (Ray) Miller of Shipshewana; a daughter-in-law, Betty Shrock of Goshen; 48 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, nine step-great grandchildren; sister - Mary Miller of Shipshewana; two brothers - Delbert (Betty) Shrock of Topeka, Lester (Katie) Shrock of Shipshewana; step-sister - Mary Kim of Detroit, MI; two step-brothers - Enos Miller of Lagrange, Ora (Alta) Hochstetler of Middlebury. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Calvin Shrock; a son-in-law Steve Shaw; step-mother, Lizzie Ann Shrock; three grandchildren; brother, Mose Shrock; sister, Helen Beachy; step-brother, Joas Miller. Ralph was a farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish Church where he was ordained as a minister in 1957 and then as the Bishop in 1976. He was currently serving as the Senior Bishop. Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Sunday March 31 and all day Monday, April 1 at the family’s residence. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Tuesday April 2 at the David Miller residence- 2030 West 200 South LaGrange. Services will be conducted by Bishop Eli P. Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.