Lydia Schock, 96, Mandan, died August 30, 2012 at the Mandan Living Center.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the Mandan United Methodist Church with Reverend Bruce Adams officiating. Burial will be at the Elgin Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 pm on Monday, September 3, 2012 at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, and continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Lydia was born November 3, 1915 in Willa, ND to John and Elizabeth (Hirning) Rieger. She attended school north of Burt, ND through the eighth grade. On August 5, 1939 Lydia married Karl K Schock in Burt, ND. An industrious woman, Lydia worked alongside her husband on their farm in rural Elgin where they raised grains and livestock. She milked cows by hand and cared for the chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys. Before they had electricity, Lydia used a washboard for her laundry and made her own lye soap. She was a creative cook and wonderful baker, especially bread, kuchen, and cookies. Always providing hearty meals for her family, Lydia canned everything from meat and chicken to all of the vegetables she grew in her garden. Music and performing in the church with her parents and siblings was something Lydia always loved. She enjoyed playing games, reading, and tending to her flower garden. A member of Hope Conservative Congregational Church in Elgin, Lydia later attended Mandan United Methodist Church. Moving to Mandan in 1997, Lydia lived at Liberty Heights where she made many friends. A very kind and giving spirit with an enduring faith in God, Lydia will forever be remembered by those who knew and loved her.
Blessed to have shared her life are her children, Nyla Schock, Mandan and Dr. Elmer (June) Schock, Greeley, CO; grandchild, Darin (Eli) Krause; and great grandchildren, Cortney and Derek Krause.
Lydia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in July 1974; her daughter and son-in-law, Darlene (2008) and Willis (1989) Krause; granddaughter, Heather Marie Schock; and three brothers, Henry, Herbert, and Ervin.
Memorials are preferred to Mandan United Methodist Church or the donors choice.