Tuesday, March 15, 2016


DARYL FRANCIS ROCKERS, 69, lifelong resident of Baldwin City, Kansas, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at his home. 
Daryl was born September 1, 1946 in Ottawa, KS, the son of Charles and Clara (Engemann) Rockers.  He attended schools in Baldwin City, KS and graduated from Baldwin High School, Class of 1965.
Daryl was united in marriage to Glenda Jo Schutz on July 25, 1970. Daryl and Glenda Jo shared over 45 years of marriage.
Daryl was drafted soon out of high school to serve his country with the United States Army for two years. After a one year tour of duty in Vietnam, he returned to Baldwin City in 1967. At that time he went to work for the Soil Conservation Service with his good buddy Lee Whaley as a technical aid. In 1969, he went to work operating heavy equipment for Rockers Excavating, (a company his father started in 1953).  He then worked the next forty-seven years as a faithful employee doing soil conservation projects all over several counties. You cannot drive one mile without seeing some improvement he has done on farmland with his dozer. He loved his job and all of his customers. In fact, the last full day of his life, 3/11/16, he did what he loved to do; he worked a ten hour day building terraces with Glenn. His hobbies included tending to his mother-in-law's cows and woodworking.
Daryl is survived by his wife, Glenda Jo, of the home; a daughter, Rhonda Jo Carlisle, and husband, Bob, of Baldwin City; a grandson, Alex Carlisle, of Baldwin City; three brothers, Raymond Rockers, of Oceanside, California, Vernon Rockers, of Lowell, Massachusetts, and Glenn Rockers, of Baldwin City; a sister, Gloria Bell, of Lawrence, KS; five nephews, Nick, Paul, Dana, and Mark Rockers, and Marc Carlson; two nieces, Sherri Zerr and Heather Jackson; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Clara Rockers; a brother, Leon Rockers, and his wife, Mary Lou Rockers; a sister-in-law, Joanne Rockers; and a brother-in-law, Darryl Bell.
To celebrate Daryl's life, the family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City, KS.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Annunciation Catholic Church, Baldwin City. Inurnment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Baldwin City.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Daryl Rockers Memorial Fund sent in c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Condolences may be sent to family through www.lamb-roberts.com

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