Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. A great deal of time and effort has gone into providing this service to our community and the families we serve. We are constantly enhancing and updating the information in this medium and hope that you find it helpful and convenient.

If you have any questions or would like to share any suggestions on how we could improve this site, we value and encourage input. We are here to continue to provide the highest standards for our community and to the families that we serve.
View Webcasting Services Here


John Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller Sr.

Saturday, July 19th, 1941 - Thursday, September 26th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of John Rockefeller, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of John Rockefeller

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

John's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

John's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


78, of Gagetown, died peacefully following a brief illness Thursday, September 26, 2019 in McLaren Bay Special Care Hospital, Bay City. He was born July 19, 1941 in Cass City to Clifton and Mae (Nicholas) Rockefeller. He married his high school sweetheart Sharyn Kay Fritz August 1, 1959 in St. Paul Lutheran Church of Linkville.

John attended Owen-Gage High School. He worked as a crop farmer on his family farm and was employed by Michigan Sugar in Sebewaing for seventeen years. Together, John and Sharyn owned and operated the Rockefeller AFC Home in Gagetown for over forty years. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Linkville. John loved spending time with his family especially at the family cabin with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He enjoyed deer hunting and fishing for perch and walleye in Lake Simco, Canada.
John is survived by his wife, Sharyn; daughters: Dedra (Dan) Sherman of Deford; Annette (Larry) Prich of Sebewaing; Charla (Dan) Beuthin of Unionville; grandchildren: Danny (Mandy) Sherman; Josh (Kristin) Sherman; Nashia (David) Ondrajka; Devin Prich; Lacie Prich; Trever (Mary Kaye) Wichert; Brendan Wichert; eight great grandchildren; brother, Gary (Mary Ellen) Rockefeller of Gagetown; brothers-in-law: Lester (Mary) Fritz, Jr.; Van (Suzanne) Fritz; Lonnie Fritz; Gary McKellar; sister-in-law, Marcia Kundinger; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his son, John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; sister, Dolores Rockefeller; brother-in-law, Steve Bencheck; sister-in-law, Janice McKellar.

Private funeral service held in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City with Rev. Lee Wenskay of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Pigeon officiating. Interment in Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City. Pallbearers for Mr. Rockefeller will be his grandsons. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church of Pigeon. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz (989) 872-2195
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for John

Service Details

  • Service

    Kranz Funeral Home Cass City
    6850 Main St.
    CASS CITY, MI 48726
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Private family service
    Rev. Lee Wenskay
  • Interment

    Elkland Township Cemetery
    6897 E. Cass City Road
    CASS CITY, MI 48726
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of John here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 01:56pm
We are deeply sorry for your loss..
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased for the family of John Rockefeller. Send Flowers


Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: