Ralph DeBrock

Friday, June 1, 2012

Ralph J. DeBrock, 68, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2012, at his home in Jackson.

He was born Nov. 16, 1943, in Blomeyer, Mo., to Fred and Martha Vandeven DeBrock. He and Berneice Koenig were married June 18, 1966.

Ralph attended school at Leopold, Mo. He was a lifelong carpenter, working 34 years for B&H Beussink Construction Co., Herman Beussink Construction Co. and Brad Beussink Construction Co. He retired in 2000. He was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Bishop Timon Knights of Columbus Council 6405 in Jackson.

Loving survivors include his wife of nearly 46 years, Berneice of Jackson; three children, Pam (Tom) Lappe Jr. and children Tyler and Amanda of Oak Ridge, Laura Schnurbusch and son Caleb of Jackson, Marty (Jamie) DeBrock and children Erica and Blake of Oak Ridge; six siblings, Leon (Connie) DeBrock, David (Diane) DeBrock, Wilma (Theon) Horrell, all of Marble Hill, Mo., Joe (Maxine) DeBrock of Advance, Mo., Jerome (Sharon) DeBrock and Mary Agnes (Wayne) Chapman, all of Delta.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother-in-law, Curt McDaniel; and an infant sister, Marjorie Ann DeBrock.

Friends may call from 3:30 to 8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. Parish prayers will be at 7, immediately followed with the rosary led by Bishop Timon Knights of Columbus.

Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, with the Rev. John Harth officiating. Interment will be in Russell Heights Cemetery.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Immaculate Conception Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.