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Herbert A. Bock

HURLEY, Wis. — Herbert A. Bock, 72, of Mercer, died peacefully early Saturday morning, July 2, 2016, at Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley, with his loving family by his side.

He was born Jan. 1, 1944, in Ironwood, Mich., son of the late Herbert and Margaret (Coey) Bock, and graduated from J.E. Murphy High School in Hurley in 1962. He was a self-employed logger in the area with his brother for many years, then worked for the town of Mercer for 20 years, retiring in 2005.

Herb knew everyone and loved socializing. He also enjoyed making firewood, raising chickens and fishing with his brother Jim and great-niece Kylee. He was loved by all and will be dearly missed.

Surviving are a son, Rick, of Mercer; two daughters, Niki Bock, Montreal, and Rita Bock, Neenah; two grandchildren, DaKota Bock and Ricky Miller; brother, Jim (Carmen), Pine Lake; and two sisters, Linda Bock and Gail (John) Deferro, both of Hurley.

Out of respect for Herb’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held.

Arrangements were with McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ironwood. Condolences may be expressed online at

Special thanks to Steve and Angie and family for everything they did for Herb.

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