Margaret Rockstroh, 71, of Geneseo, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Genesis Medical Center East Davenport, IA. A graveside service celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, November 1st at Greenview Memorial Gardens in East Moline, IL. Deacon Harley Chaffee will officiate. A visitation for Margaret will be held from 4-7 pm on Thursday, October 31st at Vandemore Funeral Home Ltd., Geneseo. As per her request Cremation Rites have been accorded. Memorials for Margaret may be directed to the Margaret Rockstroh Memorial Fund that will be distributed for children charities.
Margaret was born on July 12, 1942 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of John and Josephine Spierowski. She was united in marriage to William A. Rockstroh on July 18, 1959 in Chicago, IL. Margaret was a fulltime homemaker as well as a beloved baby sitter for many families as well as her own family.
Margaret was a member of St. Malachy’s Catholic Church. She was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society and the Winterfest Committee at church. She loved spending time with her family and following all of her grandchildren’s events.
She is survived by her husband William; son: Bill (Rose) Rockstroh, Davenport, IA; daughters: Laurie (William) Heller, Geneseo, IL, Julie (Scott) Cocquit, Geneseo, IL, Ruth Miller, Atkinson, IL; 12 grandchildren: Tim Rockstroh, Melissa Henderson, T.J. Barnes Rockstroh, Michael Rockstroh, Brandon (finacee Mandy Howell) Heller, Christina Heller, Emma Heller, Josh Cocquit, Carson Cocquit, Dustin (Lauren) Minnaert, Nick Bain, Karlee Miller; 6 great grandchildren:, Aaliyah, Yrijah, Kayla, Kaylin, Connor, Gabriel.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.