Paul Richard Crock
February 10, 1928 - July 24, 2017

Paul Richard Crock, 89, of Mechanicsville, entered into eternal rest Monday, July 24, 2017, in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Friends and family may gather at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton, Sunday, July 30, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. for a time of visitation, with a public Rosary to begin at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, July 31, 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mechanicsville. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsville, with military honors. There will be a luncheon at the Memorial Building in Mechanicsville for all friends and family. A memorial in Paul's honor has been established. Online condolences may be shared at
Paul was born in Dayton Township, Cedar County, on February 10, 1928, to Clarence Ernest and Nellie Frances (Cessford) Crock. He graduated from Tipton High School before proudly serving his country in the U.S. Army. After his honorable discharge, Paul returned to Iowa and married Geraldine Frances Reihsen in Belle Plaine, Iowa. The couple made their home on Paul's childhood farm in Mechanicsville where they raised their six children.
Paul's employment years were spent farming, along with part-time law enforcement for Cedar County and County Supervisor for 12 years. He was also Post Commander of Mechanicsville American Legion and a 4-H Leader. Paul was a member of the Tipton VFW, Tipton Lions Club and St. Mary's Catholic Church, Mechanicsville.
Surviving Paul are his wife of 62 years, Geraldine Crock; daughters, Linda (Randy) Scheetz, Paula Crock, Donna (Curt) Garner, Regina (Ron) Jurek; daughter-in-law, Doreena Crock; son-in-law, Larry Salemink; sister, Leona (Les) Johnson; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Richard " Dick " Crock, daughter, Mary Salemink; sisters, Lucille Seelman and Marie Cook, and brother, Robert Crock.
... Read More

Mobile Check-ins: - What is this?


Visitation Information

Rosary service to be held at 4:30 pm at Fry's.

Map & Driving Directions

Date & Time

Sun, July 30, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Fry Funeral Home
220 E. 6th Street
Tipton, Iowa 52772

Service Information

Military graveside rites will be given following mass. Luncheon will be held in the Legion Hall for family and friends.

Map & Driving Directions

Date & Time

Mon, July 31, 2017
10:00 AM


St. Mary's Catholic Church, Mechanicsville


No Photos Yet
Add one now

View all »
What will you miss most about Paul?
What is your favorite memory of Paul?
How did Paul inspire you?
What made Paul so unique and special?
Nancy Hanks Martin
Jul 30, 2017

Paula and family, I am so very sorry for your loss.

Kathy Moravek
Jul 29, 2017

To one of the greatest Cedar County Supervisor's we've ever had! Great working with you, Paul. A real privilege

Gayle Finch
Jul 28, 2017

so sorry donna.....

Andrew Emmet Kelly
Jul 28, 2017

Paul was a wonderfully nice gentleman. I am happy our paths once crossed. Be peaceful always.

Kathe Matthews
Jul 27, 2017

With deepest sympathy, the Matthews family.

Myrt Stepanek
Jul 27, 2017

For all of Paul's family---so very sorry for your loss. Always treasure the last visits,pictures and hold all of them close to your heart. Many prayers for comfort and peace. Big hugs for you all.

View all »

No Videos Yet
Add one now

Paul Richard Crock's online obituary has been made permanent courtesy of Obitio Online Obituaries.

Subscribe to Email Updates

Enter your email below to receive notifications each time a new tribute is added to this obituary. You can unsubscribe at any time.

What are Mobile Check-ins?

Visitors who access this online memorial from the visitation service are allowed to "check-in," signing their name to help the family record and memorialize the service attendees.

Email to Family or Friends   or   Click to Share to Facebook

Enter the email address of a friend or family member below and we'll notify them of this obituary