Clarence Bock

Clarence Bock


Clarence Bock, 84, of West Union, Iowa died Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Karen Acres in Urbandale, Iowa. Clarence Paul was born October 21, 1936 to Paul Frederick and Anna Marie (Wenthe) Bock on a farm near Sumner, Iowa. He graduated from West Union High School in 1954 and continued his education at Barber School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After doing his apprenticeship in Charles City, Clarence opened shop in West Union and ran it from 1958 to 1972. 

On June 20, 1958 Clarence was united in marriage with Mary Priscilla Hulbert. Four children were born to this union. After selling the barber shop in 1972, Clarence worked for A.O. Smith Harvestore as a salesman from 1972 to 1984. He also sold insurance from 1989 to 2007 and in 2007, Clarence reopened the barber shop in West Union, Iowa. Clarence was a faithful member of Gideons and the Christian Businessmen’s Club in West Union. He enjoyed interacting with people and attending the Fayette County Raceway.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Marcia (Tom Ellsworth) Myers, Debra (Douglas) Wiens, Heidi (Darrell) Truitt, and son Gary (Susan) Bock; nine grandchildren, Paul (Kristin) Walters, Andrew Wiens, Julia (Chris) White, Aaron Truitt, Hannah Bock, Kara (Zach) Taylor, Sarah Bock, Emma Bock, and Angela Bock; sister, Ruth Ann (Paul) Kloft; and his nieces and nephew.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Anna Bock; and his wife, Mary Pricilla Bock.

Memorials in Clarence’s honor may be made to the Timberline Church, Urbandale, Iowa, Bridge of Hope Ministries, St. Louis, Missourri or New Song Fellowship (checks payable through Harmony House) Atlanta, Georgia.

Visitation was held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Faith Bible Fellowship in West Union, Iowa.

Funeral Service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Faith Bible Fellowship in West Union, Iowa with Rev. Dan Doebel as the officiant.

Burial followed at West Union Cemetery in West Union, Iowa

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Union, Iowa is assisting the family with arrangements.

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