Rockel, William G.


William G. Rockel, 95, of Lincoln, passed away on April 16, 2017.  He was born on January 9, 1922 in Lincoln to George & Emma (Grasmick) Rockel.  Bill was a WWII Army Veteran.  He worked for BNSF Railroad and was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #3, all BNSF organizations, Lincoln Gem & Mineral Club and the Welfare Society Inc.
Bill is survived by his wife, Shirley; children (spouses), Gary (Vicki) Rockel, Rhonda (Ron) Parker all of Lincoln; step children, Kevin J. (Kathryn) Schwartman of Lincoln, Karla J. (John) Banister of Marysville, KS; brother, Arthur (Jo Ann) Rockel of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George (Lois) Rockel and Robert (Betty) Rockel.
Funeral services will be 10:30 am Saturday (4/22/17) at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 1015 Lancaster Ln., Lincoln.  Viewing 1 hour prior to funeral at the church.  Burial with military honors at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.

Guestbook for Rockel, William G.

11:58AM Apr 22nd, 2017
Art, Jo and the rest of the family---please know you are in our thoughts and prayers, and we were sorry to learn of the passing of your brother. Our sympathies to all of you.
Bruce McKeag (Lincoln, NE)
6:22AM Apr 22nd, 2017
Gary and Vicki, and family; Sorry to hear about your Dad passing away! He was alright!! Take care during this unpleasant event in your life. Scott
Scott Steele (Rockport, IN)
2:34PM Apr 19th, 2017
Gary and family, sorry for your loss.
Linda Bomberger (Mesa, AZ)
1:30PM Apr 19th, 2017
Dear Shirley and family: My sincere condolences on Bill's passing. I have some very fond memories; not only from St. Andrew's, but going way back into my early teen years when I delivered your morning newspaper. It was always a pleasure when we would run into each other, and we could catch up. We can rejoice that the resurrection hope of Easter is now being realized by Bill, as he is now inhabiting his mansion in heaven that his Saviour has prepared for him. God's blessings to you always. --Pastor Dan
Rev. Dr. Daniel Schroeder (Lincoln, NE)
8:06AM Apr 19th, 2017
Love you dad. I already miss you so much.
Karla Banister (Marysville , KS)
8:06AM Apr 19th, 2017
Love you dad. I already miss you so much.
Karla Banister (Marysville , KS)

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