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Dorothy O'Hearn Schrock

1920 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Dorothy O'Hearn Schrock

Iowa City

Dorothy O'Hearn Schrock, 92, died peacefully Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at her home in Iowa City.

Dorothy Schrock was born to Frank and Letha Colegrove O'Hearn in Mason City, Iowa on August 4, 1920.

She attended Mason City High School and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1942. She was a talented musician, accomplished on the drum, timpani and piano, and was a public school band director in Mechanicsville, Iowa and Iowa City. "Dottie" was married to Christian Schrock in 1943. They established a medical practice In Iowa City in 1953 and raised a family of five children. She was a great assistant in her husband's growing practice.

Dottie was avid about her children's education and they all achieved professional degrees. She was active in the Women's Medical Auxiliary, her church, and the PEO Sisterhood.

She loved sports and was a passionate spectator, as well as a skilled skier and tennis player. Her hearty laugh and smile will be remembered and missed by all.

Dorothy Schrock is survived by her five children and their families: C. Gerald and Mary Schrock of Minneapolis, MN; Steven and Sara (Schrock) Dallman of Denver, CO; C. Daniel and Mishell Schrock of Providence, RI; Paul S. and Kathryn (Schrock) Olin of Golden Valley, MN; and Larry and Margaret (Schrock) Nelson of West Des Moines, IA; twelve grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and her sister, Lauretta Hayes of Elyria, OH.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2012, at Zion Lutheran Church, 310 N. Johnson, Iowa City, at 1 pm. A reception and brunch will follow at the University Club, 1360 Melrose Avenue, Iowa City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3580 E.P. Parkway, Suite 101, W. Des Moines, IA 50265, or Mercy Hospital Foundation, 500 East Market Street, Iowa City, IA 52245. Online condolences may be sent to her family through the web@www.gayandciha.com.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City is caring for Dorothy's family and her services.

Published in Des Moines Register on Oct. 5, 2012
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