Craig Schrock

November 8, 1959 ~ March 24, 2022

Born in: Kendallville, Indiana
Resided in: Dalworthington Gardens, Texas

Craig Schrock was born November 8, 1959, in Kendallville, Indiana to parents William “Bill” Schrock and Joan Troyer Schrock. He was the oldest of three boys and spent his youth in Fort Wayne, Indiana before experiencing the world.

As a young man, Craig served in the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper. His deployments included the Sinai Peninsula and Grenada. After honorable discharge from the Army, Craig moved to Arlington, Texas where he attended the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting. Throughout his esteemed career as a CPA, Craig served in various capacities – Public Accounting, Internal Audit, and Controller that culminated in the position of CFO for American Meat Companies.

Craig met Rhonda (Sobieski) on the University of Texas at Arlington campus in 1987, and thus began their fairytale love story. On April 21,1990, Rhonda and Craig were married and later completed their family with two children, Bailey, and Adam, both his pride and joy! Craig’s family was the center of his universe. He woke up daily to the smile of his wife lying beside him and fell asleep each night completely content in the love he felt for his wife and children. Craig and Rhonda experienced more love in one year than most have in a lifetime and were blessed to have 35 years of it.

Craig loved his family deeply, was a student of history, enjoyed listening to NPR and exercising, especially riding his bicycle. Craig loved travelling, experiencing new ethnic cuisine, and frequenting “dive restaurants.” However, he most enjoyed spending time with his family and dog, Cali.

Craig was a trusted confidant and beloved leader, always inspiring and encouraging those around him.

Survived by his loving wife, Rhonda Sobieski Schrock, daughter, Bailey Schrock, PhD, son, Adam Schrock, and his dog, Cali. Mother, Joan Schrock and brothers, Todd Schrock, and Chad Schrock, mother-in-law, Helen Spaulding, father-in-law, David Spaulding, sister-in-law, Regina Sobieski and brothers-in-law, Drew, Patrick, and Shane Spaulding.

Preceded in death by his father, William Schrock and father-in-law, Jerome Sobieski.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to support one of Craig’s chosen charities:

National Public Radio (NPR)

giving@npr.org or https://www.npr.org/donations/support

Wounded Warrior Project

www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate

SPCA of Texas

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Memorial Service

Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 10:00am

St. Peter and St. Paul Anglican Church

3900 Morris Lane

Arlington, Texas 76016

Celebration of Craig’s Life to immediately follow Memorial Service in the Great Hall

 

 

Services

Memorial Service: Saturday, April 9, 2022 10:00 am

St. Peter and St. Paul Anglican Church
3900 Morris Lane
Arlington, TX 76016

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  1. We love you all and we’re so very sorry for this tragic loss. Whatever we can do for y’all, we’re here. Love, Pat and David

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your loss, my deepest condolences and continued prayers for you and your family.

  3. Love and prayers your way……………love the photo from our couple’s trip to Key West last September!

  4. Rhonda
    Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. As your Godmother I wish that I could be there with you at this very sad time. There are no words to express how sorry we are for your tragic loss. I just keep remembering when you were in Milwaukee and we got to go out to lunch with the two of you. I love you so much and my heart breaks that I can’t give you a kiss and hold you tight in my arms like so many years ago when you were little and life was simple.

  5. Rhonda My thoughts and Prayer to you
    Bailey and Adam.Craig always was great
    to talk to when we met.May God give you
    Peace and Comfort.
    Much Love.
    Uncle Richard

  6. I could not be more saddened by this news, I’m so deeply sorry for the great loss. Craig was an outstanding man, the love your family shared beamed on everyone who knew him. Your family is in my prayers and please let me know if there is anything else I can do. Sending prayers, hugs, and love your families way. God has received a great man.

  7. We are so sorry Rhonda. You know we love you very much and are here for you always. We are praying for you, Bailey and Adam to find peace. Big hugs!

  8. Deepest sympathy to aunt Joan Schrock and Rhonda, Bailey and Adam. Prayers for the whole family. Hugs for all you. We were so saddened by the news and devastated. Our hearts go out to you all.

    Much love and deepest sympathy,
    ~Troyer Family, Indiana

  9. Dear Rhonda, Bailey and Adam,
    I am so saddened to hear about Craig. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Rhonda,
    I’m saddened for your family’s loss. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Craig was a good friend and a good boss that I respected a great deal. I know how much he cared for and was proud of all of you.

  11. What a treasured family. We join you in mourning the loss of such a kind hearted father, husband and friend. There are no words to carry you through the grief but we love you Adam, Rhonda, Bailey (and Cali too). We continue to pray for God to give you exactly what you need each day as you move forward. 💔 Lynn (& David)

  12. My sympathies to Rhonda, Bailey and Adam. Also my sympathy and love to Craig’s mom Joan -my prayers are with you.

  13. Rhonda,
    I’m so sad for you, Bailey and Adam. Praying for peace and comfort for your sweet family. Sending love 💕

  14. Rhonda,
    So very sorry to learn of your recent loss. I am utterly at a loss of words and am with a heavy heart. May peace and comfort embrace, strengthen, and encourage you and Bailey and Adam.

    Melissa (& AJ) Uselding

  15. CandleImageRhonda, Bailey and Adam,
    So sorry to hear this sad news. We send you our deepest condolences and love.
    Collin & Julie Loyola

  16. O My Lord, He hath verily hastened unto the Kingdom of Thy wealth, the stranger unto his home within Thy precincts, he that is sore athirst to the heavenly river of Thy bounty. Deprive him not, O Lord, from his share of the banquet of Thy grace and from the favor of Thy bounty. Thou art in truth the Almighty, the Gracious, the All-Bountiful.

    O my God, Thy Trust hath been returned unto Thee. It behooveth Thy grace and Thy bounty that have compassed Thy dominions on earth and in heaven, to vouchsafe unto Thy newly welcomed one Thy gifts and Thy bestowals, and the fruits of the tree of Thy grace! Powerful art Thou to do as Thou willest, there is none other God but Thee, the Gracious, the Most Bountiful, the Compassionate, the Bestower, the Pardoner, the Precious, the All-Knowing.

  17. CandleImageDear Rhonda, Adam, & Bailey,

    I’m extremely saddened and lost for words. My family and I send you our deepest condolences. Craig was such a great boss to work for; he had a dry sense of humor, was easy to talk to, and was very caring. I had such a hard time taking in the news. I pray the Lord gives you strength and courage as you get through this a day at a time.

    Veronica A. & Family

  18. CandleImageRhonda,

    There are no words to express my sorrow for your loss. You know better than anyone how great a guy Craig was. I had the privilege to work with him for six years at Cheddar’s and when I found out I would get to work with him again at American Meat Co, I was very excited. He was always so easy going and approachable. I am going to miss having his steady presence here at work. I knew I could always count on him.
    I pray for peace and comfort over you and your family.

  19. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Prayers that Your sweet memories will bring you some comfort during this time of extreme sorrow!!!

  20. Rhonda, Adam & Bailey,

    Rhonda, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, Craig. And, to Adam and Bailey, my condolences for the loss of your father.

    Craig and I lived a few streets away from each other in the Old Brook Farm neighborhood of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Additionally, we were in the same graduating class at Northrop High School in 1978. As teens we loved to go to our lake houses in Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan – always on the look-out for any chance we could find to go waterskiing! Throwing the football around, going for a swim, riding around in our boats, and telling stories around the firepit at night at Coldwater Lake – those times went by far too quickly. I will always remember Craig’s big old Buick (or possibly Oldsmobile!) and his big genuine ever-present grin. We would laugh those days away.

    We drifted our separate ways after school as oftentimes happens. However, Rhonda you may recall that Craig and I made a point to get our families together at a Texas Rangers baseball game in Arlington in the early 2000’s. It was a pleasure to meet you as he was so proud of you and the kids. In recent years whenever I would chat with a client or colleague in the Fort Worth area in finance or accounting, I would ask them if they had ever come in contact with Craig. Many of them had. I was always so proud to tell them we were High School buddies back in Fort Wayne!

    Again, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I know Craig will be missed by all that had the good fortune of knowing him.

    Michael Rogers

  21. CandleImageMy sincere condolences to Rhonda and family. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Craig at Cheddar’s. He was always even keeled with a dry sense of humor…and always a partner when it came to solving problems. The world needs more Craigs!

  22. CandleImageDear Rhonda, Bailey and Adam,
    We have never met, but I grew up in the same neighborhood as Craig/your father and we road the same school bus to Jefferson Jr. High and Northrop High School. My brother, Mark was friends with Todd growing up, and Todd was often at our home.

    Mark McDevitt shared the sad news of Craig’s passing and although many of us lost touch with Craig once he joined the service, I think of the ol’ Old Brook Farms gang often. Craig was always kind, quiet (until you got to know him) and had a wonderful smile.

    I hope you can find peace knowing what a wonderful husband and father Craig was.

    My prayers are with you at this difficult time,
    Donna Del Priore

  23. Our sincere condolences to the Schrock family. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you.

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