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Service Details

Visitation:

Friday, March 16, 2018
5:00 to 8:00 pm
Granger Emmanuel United Methodist Church
1910 Locust Street
Granger, Iowa

Service:

Saturday, March 17, 2018
10:30 am
Assumption Catholic Church
1906 Sycamore Street
Granger, Iowa

Disposition:

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Burial
Beaver Cemetery
Granger, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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Sheryl Marie Kock

Sheryl Marie Kock, 56, of Johnston, Iowa died Saturday, March 10, 2018 from injuries suffered in a car accident. She was a precious gift from God that was returned to his loving arms way too soon. Heaven gained an Angel with one of the biggest hearts imaginable.

She was the daughter of Anthony (Jim) and Bettie Nixon and grew up in Granger, Iowa. Sherry was a former EMT-Paramedic Specialist in Iowa and a RN since 1993. She worked as an ER Nurse at Mercy and Lutheran, was a Flight Nurse on Life Flight and a Homecare for IMMC, became a Case Manager for the Iowa National Guard, Humana and United Health Care. Her final years were spent as Director of Nursing for St. Gregory’s Retreat/Bridges of Iowa and Director of Provider Management with Opioid Clinical Management, Inc. Sherry was an advocate for people with the disease of addiction, and prevention, all in her daughter Brittany’s memory. She was truly the person who put everyone else’s needs ahead of her own. Her heart was truly larger than life itself. When she looks down from heaven, she will be amazed to see the number of lives she touched. She leaves a hole in our hearts that will never be filled.

Sherry is survived by her husband of 27 years, Robert Kock; mother, Bettie Nixon of Granger, Iowa; siblings, Debora (Rob) West of Des Moines, IA, Anthony (Colleen) Nixon of Westerville, OH, Rebecca Luloff of Sioux Falls, SD, Lawrence (Roz) Nixon of Conyers, GA, Edward Nixon (Sury) of Des Moines, IA, Roger (Sue) Kock of West Des Moines, IA, Frank (Sofie) Kock of Omaha, NE, David Kock of Indianola, IA, Elizabeth (Glenn) Griffin of Des Moines, IA, Gregory (Bonita) Kock of West Des Moines, IA, Sarah Pandullo of Clive, IA, numerous nieces and nephews and family members. Sherry was reunited in Heaven with her daughter and Greatest Gift, Brittany; her father, Anthony Nixon; her in-laws, Larell and Catherine Kock; her grandparents, and numerous other family members.

Visitation will be Friday, March 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Granger Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Granger and funeral on Saturday, March 17th at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger, Iowa.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family to continue to help those with addiction and community education. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.