JEFFERSON COUNTY IL
John Richard "Rick" Gockel, 45, of Mt. Vernon formerly of Fairfield Bay,
Ark, died 11:14 p.m. Jan. 4, 2001 at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital.
Mr. Gockel was employed by Alexander Wholesale Co. for 23 years until failing
health and was in the telephone sales department. He was born Aug. 17, 1955
to John Robert Gockel and Marianne (Friend) Holdman, who both survive. Funeral
services will be 1 p.m. Sunday and per request of Mr. Gockel his remains
will be cremated following the funeral services and the cremated remains
will be buried at a later date in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may
call 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. He is survived
by his mother, Marianne Holdman of Fairfield Bay, Ark; his father, John R.
Gockel and wife Elsie of Mt. Vernon; a brother, Terry Lee Gockel and wife
Sherry of McCallaster, Okla; a stepbrother, Randy Lowery of Mt. Vernon; several
nieces and nephews; and aunts and uncles. Mr. Gockel was a born-again Christian
and attended the First Christian Church in Fairfield Bay Ark. He was preceded
in death by a brother, Robert E. Gockel; and his grandparents. Funeral services
are under the direction of the Hughey Funeral Home where you may call at
242-3348 for information at any time.
Submitted by: Misty Flannigan
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