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Iva Eliene Rockwell (Esckilsen)

May 21, 1925 — December 18, 2021

IVA ELIENE ROCKWELL
96, of Cass City, died Saturday, December 18, 2021 in Medilodge of Cass City. She was born May 21, 1925 in Allenton to Arthur and Mildred (Edgerton) Esckilsen. She married Morris Rockwell December 1, 1943 in the Methodist parsonage in Marlette and they made their home in Evergreen Township. He died June 5, 1994.

Iva attended Bennet School in Wisner and Chamber school in Evergreen Township. Over the years, she worked for Walbro, the Argyle Hotel as a bartender, and Hills and Dales General Hospital of Cass City in the food service department until she retired. Iva was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, as well as, Hills and Dales General Hospital Auxiliary. She possessed a green thumb for growing indoor plants. A good cook, Iva enjoyed preparing favorite dishes and baking delicious cookies. She loved hosting her family for Sunday dinners.

Iva is survived by her sons: Ronald (Sharon) Rockwell of Snover, Robert (Rita) Rockwell of Cass City, Phillip (Barbara) Rockwell of Decker; daughter-in-law, Jean Rockwell of Bradenton, FL; grandchildren: Paula, Scott, Rodney, Raquel, Kathy, Roberta, Monica, Brenda, Mark, Ryan, Roger, Rebecca; great grandchildren: Alexis, Brandon, Garrett, Kayla, Kyle, Mason, Marshall, Amber, Kassandra, Tristen, Paige, Landon, Elizabeth, Gavin, Nolan, Katelyn, Grace, Devyn, Quincy, Jade; great-great-grandchildren: Juliana, Elias, Colton, Asher, Adeline; brother: Clinton (Joyce) Esckilsen of Nakoma, ND. She is preceded in death by her husband, Morris; son, Paul Rockwell; grandsons: Brian and Danny; great-granddaughter, Emma; brothers: Alvin Esckilsen, Theron Esckilsen; sisters: Bertha Hahn, Viola Layer, Esther Guinther.

Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 23, 2021 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City with Pastor Ellen Burns officiating. Interment will be in Elkland Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Shabbona Riverside Church. Family and friends may share memories, prayers, and photos at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.
Attendees are kindly asked to wear a mask or other facial covering while inside the funeral home.

Visitation: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, December 23, 2021 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

3:00 - 8:00 pm

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Kranz Funeral Home Cass City

6850 Main St
Cass City, MI 48726

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Second Visitation

Thursday, December 23, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am

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Kranz Funeral Home Cass City

6850 Main St
Cass City, MI 48726

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Service

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am

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Kranz Funeral Home Cass City

6850 Main St
Cass City, MI 48726

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