Jim (James) Rock
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Retired St. Paul Police Officer of 31 years Passed away unexpectedly on December 23, 2010. Survived by his loving wife and best friend Cheryl and his step-children Kristy and Jason Hall, also his children from his previous marriage, son Jim Rock and daughters Sandy` Rock and Shannon (Chris) Ayers, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Also survived by his mother Constance Rock and sister Nancy (Steve) Rogers. Preceded in death by father Raymond Rock and brothers John and Larry. Memories of Jim will be cherished forever by those he loved and who loved him. No Service at his request. In Lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to donor's choice.

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Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 30, 2010.
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December 27, 2011
Cheryl, I know your grieving goes on daily, but you do know he is watching over you and guiding in you in life.
Linda Fisher
December 25, 2011
I hope the passing of time has lessened the pain somewhat. Not that it will ever leave, but at least eased enough to fill your memories with the happy times
mike warner
January 14, 2011
I just found out about Jim's passing.
I hadn't seen him in over ten years, but I have many memories of him and the Studebaker club.
My condolences to the entire family.
Grovner W. Foote
January 6, 2011
Prayers for you and your family from a North Star Stude Member.
eric gohdes
January 4, 2011
Nancy and family may many happy memories help you during this difficult time.
Joan Babler Butcher
January 4, 2011
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. It was way to early. What a shock.
I hope you will all be ok. He was a good cop.
January 3, 2011
My condolences to the Rock Family, I knew Jim from when I was an NAO. I also knew Ray and Larry. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Mary Weir
January 3, 2011
Nancy and Connie. We are very sad to hear the passing of Jim. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. The Marier family.
Lynn Weihrauch
January 1, 2011
Dear Cheryl ... we were shocked to hear the tragic news of Jim's sudden passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers always. With Love, Patty
Patty O'Gorman
December 31, 2010
I had the pleasure of knowing Jim through my dear friend Cheryl, his wife. Jim was clearly a devoted husband who cherished his wife. He was a man of character who strived to live a full, meaningful, and peaceful life while always looking out for his family. His abrupt and unexpected passing came as a shock, to say the least. I once baked cookies for Cheryl and she shared them with Jim. He really liked them and so the cookies became my bribe to Jim, over the years, to allow me to take Cheryl away from him for an occasional lunch visit. His time with her was so precious that I have to thank Jim for sharing with me! I had gotten a little behind with cookie baking and Jim reminded me this past summer. I still owe you those cookies, Jim, and I will think of you every time I bake! You will be missed by many but we will remember you and all you’ve done for us. My sincerest condolences to Cheryl and all the family.
Kim Schubin
December 31, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are to you Cheryl and family. Jim was truly a dear friend.
Deborah Carman
December 31, 2010
Jim will be so missed by his soul mate Cheryl. I have known her over 30 years and she was never so content and happy as she was with gentle Jim. I grieve with her for her loss.
Linda Fisher
December 30, 2010
Dear Cheryl,
Becky and I were shocked and saddened to hear the news of Jim's passing. We can only try to imagine how difficult it must be for you at this time so soon after the loss of your soul mate and dearest friend. We hope that with the passing of time the pain and loss you are feeling will begin to subside, but your memories of all the happy times you spent together will never end. We will be thinking of you often. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
Tom Ketelsen
December 30, 2010
I had the pleasure of working with Jim in the early 70's when I was a young rookie. He was a good person, good cop and good teacher. I'm sad to hear of his death. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.
Mike Warner
December 30, 2010
For our Studebaker Club, Jim Rock was a guy you could depend on. He always seemed to have a kind word, and didn't get too shook if something in our car shows didn't go as planned. I believe that a number of our club members are truly distressed that Jim was taken from us so soon.
Bob Byers
December 30, 2010
My condolences to the entire Jim Rock family. I know it is a difficult time for all, and I also know Jim would want to be remembered in peace, and may he rest in peace. At a time of uncertainty such as this...it is a time to remember him fondly for the wonderful man he was and still is in the hearts of his family and many that know that following through with his wishes of peace and not problems is what he strived for all his life... as an officer, husband, parent, son, brother,.. as this great human being that left us with this understanding of him, his well respected legacy, which I hope we all may honor now and in the future.
Audrey Mayer (Colorado)
audrey mayer
December 30, 2010
Our love and prayers go out to the Rock family. Jim and I joined the Dept. the same year and I got to know Jim through his dad. Ray and I worked the east side together for many years. Jim is in our thoughts and prayers.
James Troje
December 30, 2010
Cheryl, I am so very, very sorry that Jim had to go so soon! I know he was your soul mate and everything to you.
He has now joined his brothers as well as father but I know he will be with you always.
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