Alice Ruth (Rink) Schrock, 96, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 9:26 a.m. at Miller's Merry Manor, in Warsaw, Indiana, where she had been since suffering a stroke at home on September 4, 2021.
A daughter of Freddie O. and Florence (Rockenbaugh) Rink, Alice was born on June 4, 1925, in Elkhart County, Indiana.
She attended Millersburg schools and was a 1943 graduate of Millersburg High School, Millersburg, Indiana, where she was a cheerleader.
Upon graduation, she attended The South Bend College of Commerce and in later years, she worked in the photo department of The Goshen News and in the cafeteria at Waterford Elementary School.
On June 23, 1946, in Millersburg, she married Dale R. Schrock. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2016.
Together they enjoyed fishing and camping. After retirement, the couple bought a home in Mission, Texas, and spent their winters there and summers back in Indiana, eventually establishing a home in Claypool.
Alice will be greatly missed by her family which includes two daughters, Dale Ann Pace of Polk City, Florida and Nita (Jim) Malcolm of Claypool. Others include seven grandchildren and their spouses: Michelle (Rodney) Schrock of Goshen; Carie (Al) Mondero of Lafayette, Indiana; Jocelyn Pace(Tom Lynch) of Charlottesville, Virginia; Staci (Kevin) Goss of Nappanee; Kellie (Tom) Altruda of Las Vegas, Nevada; Brandon (Megan) Pace of Melbourne, Florida; and Brad (Nicole) Malcolm of Chicago, Illinois; and 11 great grandchildren. A brother, John Rink of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, also survives.
Alice was preceded in passing by her husband Dale; a daughter, Connie Jean Makximenko; her parents, Fred and Florence Rink; a son-in-law Terry Pace; sister, Virginia Turley, and brothers Richard Rink and Fred Rink, Jr.
Private family services followed by private graveside services will be held with Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, handling the arrangements. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery, Millersburg. Pastor Rob Nelson of the Claypool United Methodist Church will officiate the service.
The family prefers that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Alice's memory be directed to the Heartland Hospice, 2720 Dupont Commerce Court, Ft. Wayne, IN 46825 or to the charity of one’s choice.