Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

February 7, 2013

William ‘Bill’ Shonrock, Jr.


Daily Iowegian

AMES — William “Bill” Shonrock, Jr., 65, of Ames, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames. A family burial service will be held at the Iowa State University Cemetery later this spring. The family gathered at St. Cecilia Catholic Church and received friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 with a vigil service at 7 p.m.

William Henry Shonrock, Jr. was born Feb. 12, 1947 to William Henry, Sr. and Rosalie Louise (Kamm) Shonrock in Chicago, Ill. He grew up in Park Forest, Ill. and graduated from Centerville High School. Bill and Diana Donner were married on May 31, 1969 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelors Degree in Urban Planning in 1972. He worked as a manager for Shakey’s Pizza and then started a construction business with his brother-in-law, Tom Donner. Later he was self-employed as a contractor and painter in the construction industry.

Bill was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church for 40 years and was a long term member of Elk’s Lodge No. 1626.  Bill loved to coach youth baseball and hockey, and he refereed and did statistics for ISU Hockey Club.

Bill is survived by his wife, Diana Donner Shonrock of Ames; his children, Kelley (Jeff) Seyller of Colorado, Derek (Sarah) Shonrock of Coralville, Sara (David Larson) Shonrock of Eagan, Minn. and Maggie Shonrock also of Eagan; eight grandchildren, Molly, Libby, Jack, Nora and Andrew Seyller, Michael and Sadie Shonrock, and William Larson; his father, William Shonrock, Sr. of South Padre Island, Texas; his parents-in-law, Robert and Marie Donner of Osage; his sister, Cynthia Shonrock of South Padre Island; his brother, Douglas (Julie Thorndyke) Shonrock of Philadelphia, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

In lieu of flowers, Bill requested donations to Bliss Cancer Center at Mary Greeley or the St. Cecilia School tuition assistance fund.

Adams Funeral Home in Ames is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be left at www.adamssoderstrum.com.