A man I went through CHRP with passed away this week.
This photo of Roger Schockling was taken this year with him holding a hardcover copy of the book he wrote on his wife Karen, who passed away in 2011. He was an electrical engineer, manager, and active farmer but would also write for our Parish magazine. He had been in my parish for a number of years and was active as a lector and member of the choir until recently.
I knew him as an unassuming man and one who was a faithful Catholic throughout his life. A man who never missed a Sunday Mass, even when he was stationed in Japan as a young man. I had not known that he had cancer for the last couple of years. But, he was certainly not a man to complain. I am grateful to have known him through our time in CHRP, our get-togethers afterward, and as part of Bible study.
Requiescite in pace
Update: Just having come back from his funeral I am even more amazed about this man from the stories I heard. Truly a man who gave of himself for the sake of others and not his own aggrandizement.