Truman J. “Jim” Schrock

March 14, 1930 ‒ July 03, 2017

Marengo, Ohio

Truman J. “Jim” Schrock, 87, of Marengo passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, July 3, 2017 at his residence.

He was born March 14, 1930 in LaGrange, Indiana to the late John J.L. Schrock and Amelia (Bontrager) Schrock and later proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. On October 22, 1955, he married Jean Watkins at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Prospect. They celebrated almost 62 years of marriage together.

Jim owned and operated Schrock Electric Services and Grain Drying. He was a member of the Ashley Lions Club and the Ashley Businessman’s Golfing League. He was very proud of his HO Scale train layout and his garden tractor, which he made himself. He could build or wire anything … a jack of all trades.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Jean; son, James E. Schrock of Marengo; daughter, Joyce (John) King of Mt. Gilead; granddaughter, Heather (Kelly) Kanode of Delaware; sisters, Ada (Vernon) Mullet of Middlebury, Indiana, Esther (Jonas) King and Pauline Miller of Goshen, Indiana; brothers, LeRoy (Shirley) Schrock of Goshen, Indiana, Levi Schrock of Georgia and John Schrock of Indiana; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sisters Ella and Ida and his brother Vernon.

Private family funeral services celebrating his life will be held at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, with John King officiating. Burial will follow in Radnor Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Army.

Contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Mennonite Relief Fund.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

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  • To. Jean, Jim, Joyce, so sorry to hear of Truman’s passing. He was a great man and good with his work. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


    Donna Mitchell and family

  • Joyce and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Joyce, you took such good care of him. You showed your love for him in so many ways. With caring thought and prayers to the entire family,

  • Mrs.Schrock, Joyce and Jim,
    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a mechanical genius. We had a number
    of conversations about what made different things work. Please know my thoughts
    and prayers will be for you today and the many days to come.
    Don Piatt

  • So sorry to hear the news about Jim. We will all miss him. Wishing comfort to you and all of your family. Much love from Harry and Sandy.