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Harold Schrock Exemplified Entrepreneur Spirit

May 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Harold Schrock

Harold A. Schrock, a long-time Goshen, Ind., entrepreneur who owner several companies in the marine industry, passed away at his home Saturday (May 12) morning. He was 97.

A Goshen businessman, he owned and operated Starcraft, Smoker-Craft, Sylvan Boat, Goshen Sash and Door, Earthway Products Inc., Ivy Terrace and Goshen Iron and Metal. He was a past president of the Goshen Rotary Club, a past president of the First National Bank, Goshen board, and a past president of the Goshen Hospital Board. He had served on the Goshen Hospital and Health Care Foundation Board and the Goshen Public Library Board. He was a generous donor to many local organizations.

Schrock was born April 10, 1915, in Goshen to the late Arthur E. and Anna (Shaner) Schrock. He married Thelma A. Hostetler Sept. 3, 1938. She died Jan. 28, 1995. On May 24, 1996, he married Betty Corn McDonald. She died Sept. 14, 1997. He then married Donna Schwalm Kercher July 10, 1998, in Vero Beach, Fla. She survives.

He is survived by three daughters, Sara (William) Barrett, Sr., Rumson, N.J., Susan (John) Graff, Harbor Springs, Mich., and Cinda McKinney, Westfield, Mass.; a son, H. Douglas (Jeannine) Schrock, Syracuse; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; stepchildren, David (Maxine) Kercher, Alameda, Calif., Mark (Denny) Kercher, Las Vegas, Nev., and Craig (Toni) Kercher, San Antonio, Texas; and six step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Bradley K. Schrock, in 1980; a grandson, Nathaniel McKinney in 1986; and two sisters, Isabelle Chapman and Helen Hetler.

A lifetime Goshen resident, Schrock graduated from Goshen High School in 1933 and Goshen College in 1937. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church, Goshen; and a charter member of both Maplecrest Country Club and Elcona Country Club.

Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. A 10 a.m. Thursday the funeral service will be conducted at First English Lutheran Church, Goshen. Pastor Gene Hollingsworth will officiate.

Burial will follow in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Thelma A. Schrock Homestead at Greencroft Healthcare in support of scholarships.

Online condolences may be sent to www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

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