CHESTER ALFRED "CHET" BROCK

Born: Mon., Mar. 5, 1928
Died: Tue., Mar. 20, 2018


Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Mar. 26, 2018
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel


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Funeral service for Chester Alfred "Chet" Brock, 90, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastor Charley Carpenter officiating.  Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery with military honors accorded by Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 and Wyoming Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors.

Chet Brock passed to the Lord’s long-awaiting arms on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the Central Wyoming Hospice Home in Casper, Wyoming.

He was born Monday, March 5, 1928 in Buffalo, Wyoming the son of Alfred Barnett and Mabel June (Cavanaugh) Brock.

Chet lived a full life. He grew up in Buffalo and on the family ranch near Kaycee, Wyoming. He suffered from a bout of rheumatic fever when he was 13, and could not walk for some time, but by God’s grace, he did not end up with any lasting affects. He became the only graduate in his class from Kaycee High School, which later became the center of many jokes from his children about how he could have a class reunion at any time! He went to college in Sheridan for one year, and was then recommended as a teacher for a one-room school between Buffalo and Kaycee, which he accepted. He had two students, and remained a part of their lives for many years.

Chet served in the United States Army in the 768th Triple Gun Battalion during the Korean War, attaining the title of corporal.  He then transferred to the Army Reserves and later the National Guard. He was proud to be a veteran.

He worked at various places in Casper, Gillette, and Douglas after his service, and even owned his own western wear store in Douglas for some time.
He married Helen Louise Heagney in 1955, and they had three children, Sheryl, Ron, and Vicki.  They were together for many years, but separated in 1975.

He married Francis Ann (Robbins) Grant in 1980 and gained three step-children.  

Chet was a friend to every person he ever met, and felt that nothing was more valuable than a smile. His spirit lives on within his family, and those who use kindness as their strength.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann, on September 16, 2012; his father, Alfred, on August 26, 1984; his mother, Mabel, on May 10, 1970; his brother, Barnett; and an infant brother.

He is survived by his brother, Bob Brock; sister-in-law, Stella Brock, both of Kaycee; his children, including Sheryl and her husband John Kadlick of Casper, Ron Brock and his wife Robin of Glenrock, Wyoming, and Vicki and her husband Dale Carpenter of Alpine, Wyoming; as well as ten grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.  Also surviving are three stepsons, Don, Ken, and Robin Grant, and their spouses and children, as well as a large extended family.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kenneth Brock, Christopher Brock, Shawn Kadlick, Warren Kadlick, Josh Neissink, and Justin Bruntmyer.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Bob Brock, Bob Hoeppner, Bud Moens, and Dale Corkill.

A memorial to the Central Wyoming Hospice Home, 319 South Wilson Street, Casper, Wyoming 82601 or to The Gideon's International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-0800 would be appreciated by the family would be appreciated by the family.

The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
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Gordon Smith
   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
So sorry to hear, he was a great guy and will be missed.

God Bless.

Bob & Enola Snyder
   Posted Thu March 22, 2018
Words can not express the sadness we feel at loosing one of the best men we have ever met. Chet was not only a business man we counted on but a friend forever. He will be solely missed. The world is a sadder place without him. Good by Chet.

Beth wagstaff
   Posted Thu March 22, 2018
All of the Brock family, the world has lost a great man& gentleman. He will be missed. Beth & mal

Jackie Worrell Knigth
   Posted Thu March 22, 2018
Milt, Judy and I are so sorry to hear of Chet's passing. We were so blessed to have known him. Prayers for all his families.

Roy & Jennie Strock
   Posted Thu March 22, 2018
So sorry to hear of Chet's passing. He was such a wonderful man and I thought so much of him. He will be missed.

Wanda & James Devers
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
Sorry to here about your loss .

Randy and Veva Addleman
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
Heaven got a very special man on Tuesday. He was a very special friend to our family and was like a grandpa to Greg and Bridget.

When Greg was 2 or 3, Chet ordered in the smallest Scotch cap he could get at Chet's Cowboy Shop. Chet was excited for Greg to have it and when it came in Greg was bashful and wouldn't have anything to do with Chet. But Greg warmed up to him and he got the Scotch cap which he still has.

After Chet and Ann sold the ranch, they moved to town into a house down the street from us. Both Greg and Bridget spent lots of time down there. They would visit in the yard or go inside and play games. Bridget and Chet had a special game they played with some metal coasters.

He was a special guest at many family events like shop parties, holidays, graduations, and weddings. He was Bridget's honorary grandpa at her wedding.

Anywhere Chet went he always found someone that had a connection to someone that he knew. He so enjoyed being around people and visiting. He never forgot anyone.

We were very blessed to have know Chet and we all learned much from him. We learned how to make the best of what you have, be kind to everyone, work hard, value what is important, and to count your blessings.

We will cherish our memories! Until we meet again!!

Lynn Overton
   Posted Sun March 25, 2018
Dear family I was sorry to hear of Uncle Chets passing. Having been gone from home for so long I have truly missed much. I want you to know you are in my prayers. I love you all, am sorry I cannot attend in person but will be there in spirit. Know he will always be there in our hearts.

Tom Caddy
   Posted Mon March 26, 2018
So sorry for you loss. I remember some great times with Uncle Chet and all your family there in Casper. Especially going to the fair. He will be missed by all.

Lorrie Freeburg
   Posted Mon March 26, 2018
I just happened to find Mr Chet's obit. today. The memories come flooding back. I worked for Bob & Dixie Marshall at Dixie's Flower Shop in Douglas many years ago. They were good friends and introduced me to him, what a Gentleman. He always greeted us with a smile and a hand shake, and always a positive attitude. Wonderful Gentleman! So glad to have met Mr. Chet.

Dave and Denise St John
   Posted Mon March 26, 2018
Chet was a man it was a pleasure to know. It did not matter when you met him he would stop to visit. May he Rest in Peace.

Michele Cross
   Posted Thu March 29, 2018
I met Chet many years ago, he was a good man. He always treated me with kindness, and friendship. He always had a smile and sense of humor. My husband and I met him when he had the store, and our friendship continued when he married Ann. RIP Chet, I wish you the best on your journey.

Dan & Charleen Smith
   Posted Thu March 29, 2018
We met Chet in 1963 at work in Casper Commissary. He was an honest and loyal person from the day we met. He was an honorable gentleman! He will be sadley missed by all. He was an awesome friend to our son Charlie who passed in 2013. Dan and Charleen

Lee and Cindy Wollen
   Posted Mon April 02, 2018
Sorry to hear about Chet. He will be greatly missed. We always enjoyed him and thought of him as an Uncle.

Ronni Wahl
   Posted Fri April 20, 2018
Chet was such a kind and gentle soul. I enjoyed the times he went with us to Deadwood. Heaven has an angel for sure! Prayers for Chet's family.

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