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Rocke C. Phelps
Rocke C. Phelps
December 02, 1957 - October 17, 2010
Rock Island, Illinois

Rocke C. Phelps, 52, of Rock Island, died Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island following a brief illness. There will be no services or visitation. Burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the University of Iowa Dance Marathon, 145 Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 for the benefit of children with cancer who are receiving treatment at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral home, 3030-7th Avenue is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Rocke was born December 2, 1957 in Moline, the son of Clem Phelps and Annis Stambaugh. He married Debbie Woods in Rock Island. Mr. Phelps had worked for the Moline Forge Co.

Survivors include his children, Tara (Vince) Jacobsen, Bettendorf, Heather Phelps, Colona, Jenny Phelps (Jim Soliz), Moline, Ryan Phelps, Hillsdale; proud papa of six grandchildren; sisters, Sharon (Tim) Rangel, Moline, Candy (Dewey) Czupka, Rock Island; brothers, Mike (Ellen) Phelps, Milan, Mark (Lori) Phelps, Salisbury, MO.

Mr. Phelps was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Max Phelps, Rusty Grail; sister,

Charlene Stark. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com



Memorials may be made to the University of Iowa Dance Marathon, 145 Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 for the benefit of children with cancer who are receiving treatment at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics or to the American Cancer Society.

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On behalf of the Appelquist family Mary Jo,Steve,Ed,Chris,Marlo and Jennifer we would like to express are deepest sympathy in the loss of Rocke Phelps. Please know that your family is in our hearts and prayers.
-- Jennifer Appelquist

I am so sorry for your loss. He will always be with you,in your heart and memories. With our deepest sympathy and thoughts and prayers to all of you.
-- Dave and Patty Kraft

To Jenny, Jim & Family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to your entire family. May God comfort and guide you during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prays. Michele, Paul, Damon, Dominic, Kobe and Kai Rios
-- Michele Rios

i was so sorry to read about rocke. we were roommates at kimberly club for a while many years ago. rocke was always a good friend. i'm sorry for your loss and mine.. god bless.
-- victor l rivera

Really sorry to hear about Rocke. Growing up he was a great cousin and good friend. Our prayers go out to his family, brothers and sisters.


-- Ron and Becky Day

Jenny, Jim and family. We are sorry for your loss, your family is in our prayers.
-- Bruce and Yvette Soliz

I was so sorry to hear of Rocke's sudden passing and extend my heartfelt sympathy to the entire Phelps family from the Schipper kids who lived down the street back in the 60's. Many a fun afternoon was spent playing football in the Phelps backyard. I remember that Rocke amazingly showed alot of patience by including us tomboys and younger kids so no one was left out. Our heart and prayers go out to you all. Sincerely, Shelley and Tom Schipper (and Amber and Sean)
-- Shelley Schipper