Brittany Rebecca Kock
Brittany was our gift from God that had to be returned before we were ready. She was taken from us on March 4, 2017, by the Demon know as Heroin. She struggled for many years with addiction. She wanted nothing more than to be sober and have a normal life but the disease took over. This Disease is ruthless and unforgiving and does not care where you came from or who your family is. We all need to realize that addiction is a disease and start treating addicts accordingly, just as if this is another form of cancer. We hope the unbearable pain we feel will give others the strength to get the help they need so they are not a victim of this horrific disease.
Brittany was born on January 17, 1994. She came in to this world on one of the coldest and snowiest days of the year and the day of the Los Angeles Earthquake. She has been the sunshine in our lives every day since. She loved and was loved by all of her family. She was a loyal friend to all who knew her.
She is survived by her parents, Robert and Sheryl Kock; grandmother, Bettie Nixon; aunts, Debbie West (Rob), Becky Luloff (Lon), Elizabeth Griffin (Glenn), and Sarah Pandullo; uncles, Tony Nixon (Colleen), Larry Nixon (Roz), Eddie Nixon (Sury), Roger Kock (Sue), Frank Kock (Sofie), Dave Kock, and Greg Kock (Bonita); her fiancé, David Caban and children, Ramses and Laina; and many family and friends. Brittany was preceded in death by her grandparents, Anthony Nixon, Larell and Catherine Kock, and Archie and Diane Pandullo.
Services will be held at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, with visitation on Thursday March 9 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and the funeral service on Friday, March 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help individuals suffering from addiction to have access to treatment.
Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
Published by the Des Moines Register on Mar. 8, 2017.