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Obituary: John "Jack" William Roeckner

Mr. John “Jack” William Roeckner

Mr. John “Jack” William Roeckner

John "Jack" William Roeckner, 82, of Dewey, Ariz., formerly of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Dayton, Ohio, born Nov. 1, 1925, passed away July 11, 2008.

Jack graduated from Minster High School in Ohio and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked for and retired from the National Cash Register Company (NCR) in Dayton, Ohio, before moving his family to Arizona. In Arizona, he worked for Data Systems of Arizona for more than 10 years. His hobbies included golf and card playing.

Jack was preceded in death by his first wife, Velma Prenger Roeckner. He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Elaine Roeckner. Also surviving are a brother, Robert (Betty) Roeckner of Dayton, Ohio; and two sisters, Dorothy (Paul) Ulrich of Greenville, Ohio, and Patricia (Al) Fleury of Dayton, Ohio. Further survivors are his six children, Debbie Nightingale of Boston, Mass., Cindy Budde (Steve) of Dayton, Ohio, Lisa Hebert of Scottsdale, Ariz., Terese (Joe) Pichalmeyer of Scottsdale, Ariz., Doug (Sabrina) Roeckner of Phoenix, Ariz., John Roeckner of New River, Ariz.; and 12 grandchildren, Jessica, Mike, Julia, Laura, Jordan, Cheyanne, Josh, Taylor, Tommy, Johnny, Zack and Kelsey. Jack's stepchildren and the children of Elaine's are Bette (Richard) DeMark of Prescott, Ariz., Bill (Linda) Bastian of Eden Prairie, Minn., Mary (Gene) Sullivan of Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Debbie (Jon) of North Richland Hills, Texas, and Jane (Ron) Prince of Goleta, Calif. On this side of the family there are 20 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave. in Prescott with a Rosary to follow. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at St. Germaine Catholic Church in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Arizona Right to Life, 3700 N. 24th St., Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85016-6532.

Heritage Memory Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Information provided by survivors.

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