Marilyn L. Rocker

Dec. 16, 1929 – April 11, 2021


Marilyn Lorene Rocker, of Seward, was born Dec. 16, 1929, to George C. and Hulda E. (Daehling) Meyer in Utica.

She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Utica. Marilyn attended St. Paul Lutheran grade school in Utica and graduated from Seward High School in 1948. On Sept. 23, 1952, Marilyn was united in marriage to Dean Rocker at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Utica. From this union, they had four children, Ron, Cindy, Gail and Dave. Marilyn was a homemaker and farmed with Dean west of Seward. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Lutheran Women’s League, GSE homemaker’s group and American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with family, gardening, cooking, her Bible study and GSE groups. She especially enjoyed square dancing and playing cards with friends. Marilyn and Dean celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in September 2017. Marilyn passed away April 11, 2021, in Lincoln, at the age of 91 years, 3 months and 25 days.

She is survived by her children, Ron (Bonnie) Rocker, Lincoln, Cindy Rocker, Kearney, Gail (Pat) Lee, Littleton, Colorado, Dave (Connie) Rocker, Franklin; grandchildren, Colin (Beth) Santi, Andrea (Scott) Wilson, Derrick Rocker, Jayme (Michael) Hilmes, Kelsey Rocker and Abby Lee; step-grandchildren, Kelly Peterson and Ashley Ulrich; great-grandson, Grayson Hilmes; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dale and Sandi Rocker. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Rocker; parents, George and Hulda Meyer; parents-in-law, Edward and Lydia Rocker; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dale and Carol Herrold, Duane and MaryAnn Rocker; nephew, Steve Rocker.

A funeral service was April 16 at St. John Lutheran Church with interment at Greenwood Cemetery in Seward. Memorial contributions are suggested to the church or Kinship Pointe in Seward. Condolences may be left for the family at


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