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Edward "Ed" Roecker

February 17, 1931 — December 4, 2020

Edward "Ed" Roecker

MORTON -  Edward W. “Ed” Roecker, 89, of Morton, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

He was born on February 17, 1931 in Morton, Ill., to William and Carolyne (Aupperle) Roecker. He married Barbara Schick in Morton, Ill., on January 27, 1957.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara “Bobby” Roecker of Morton; children, Timothy (Diane) Roecker of Morton, Carolyn (Michael) Phelps of Centerville, Ohio, and Erik (Kellie) Roecker of Morton; seven grandchildren, Aaron (Kate), Hannah, and Caleb Roecker, Declan and Taegan Phelps, and Lindsey and Easton Roecker; two great-grandchildren, Rylee and Cori Roecker; brother, William “Bill” (Bonnie) Roecker of McKinney, Texas; sister, Louise Getz of Morton; and sister-in-law, Jill Roecker of Morton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Katherine (Schock) Roecker; one brother Gene and an infant brother.

Ed became a follower of Christ in 1956. He loved his family and the Lord. He was a member of the Morton Apostolic Christian Church and was a Sunday school teacher.

Ed was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served as a Seabee in various countries during the Korean War.

He and his brothers owned and operated Roecker Brothers Construction in Morton for 25 years. Ed later worked for N.E. Finch in Peoria. In his retirement, he worked at the Morton Park District and volunteered at Midwest Food Bank and at Berean Prison Ministry.

In his spare time, Ed loved to paint watercolors of landscapes and architecture. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed a good laugh and a smile.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at Morton Apostolic Christian Church in Morton, with church ministers officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, and also from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday prior to the service, both at the church. Social distancing guidelines will be observed during the visitation and funeral service and masks are required. Burial will be at Morton Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Berean Prison Ministry, Peoria Rescue Ministries, or Midwest Food Bank.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

To view Ed’s online video tribute or to leave a condolence for the family, visit www.knappjohnson.com.

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

5:00 - 7:00pm

Morton Apostolic Christian Church

2177 Veterans Rd., Morton, IL 61550

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

9:00 - 9:45am

Morton Apostolic Christian Church

2177 Veterans Rd., Morton, IL 61550

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Starts at 10:00am

Morton Apostolic Christian Church

2177 Veterans Rd., Morton, IL 61550

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