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Terry Lee Rockenbach

Published June 14,2017

Obituary's Biography:

Terry Lee Rockenbach, 74, passed away on June 13, 2017, at home following a long struggle with prostate cancer.  He leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Marge Rockenbach, his son Russell (Lisa) Rockenbach, his daughter Paige Rockenbach, his stepson Todd (Donna) Wellens, his stepson Timm Wellens, his grandchildren Kaitlyn Wellens, Brandon Rockenbach, Zach Wellens, Rebecca Rockenbach, Jessica Rockenbach, and Samantha Rockenbach, his sister Pam (Chuck) Relitz and his brother Dennis (Jeanne) Rockenbach.  He also has many nieces and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Virginia Rockenbach and his granddaughter Amanda Rockenbach.  Terry was raised in Grayslake.  He enjoyed athletics in high school.  After high school, he became a licensed plumber.  He opened Rock Plumbing in 1969 and serviced the Lake County area until he sold the business in 2004.  He then became a plumbing inspector serving several Lake County municipalities until 2016.  Terry was a charter member of Faith Church of Grayslake.  He was active in the Northern Illinois Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors where he was a 2 term president.  He was also a 38 year member of Grayslake Lions Club.  He was an active participant holding many positions including several terms as president and grill master for the annual steer roast.  His happiest times were fishing in Canada, spending time with his grandchildren, and enjoying the beauty of northern Wisconsin.   A visitation is scheduled for Friday, June 16, 2017 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00am at Lakeland Church 440 N. Hunt Club Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031.  Interment will follow the services at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake, IL.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Grayslake Lions Club.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org. 



4 replies on “Terry Lee Rockenbach”

  1. My thoughts and prayers to all of the family during this difficult time. Our friendship goes back for many years here in Rockford, Il. Marge…I’m sending you much love and prayers as this is such a hard loss. It is 4 years this month that I lost Brad. I’ll always be thankful for our 40 years of being together and remember all of the good times. May you find comfort with your children and grand children. Take care and God Bless You.

  2. Dearest Marge and Family, so very sad to hear of Terry’s passing. A wonderful person to all. Sending love and prayers to everyone. Take care and God Bless all. Memories will always be held close to your heart. With love, Penny (Radke) Bailitz

  3. Our prayers are with the family. Terry was a giving person that I shared may a laugh with, he will be missed

  4. Dear Marge & family,
    So sorry and sad for your loss of Terry. Kent and Terry had so much fun doing inspections and going out to lunch together over the last few years. It made being retired so much more fun for both of them. They had many stories and laughs together. They both will be missed dearly. Take care! Love and Blessings always. Sandi

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