Ryan Christopher Schrock, 49, Indianapolis, IN formerly of Arthur, IL passed away on July 25, 2023 surrounded by his family at his sister’s residence in Indiana.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at Arthur Mennonite Church, 710 E Park St, Arthur, IL, The funeral service will follow the visitation at 3:00 PM at the church. Pastor Chad Yoder and Pastor Dave Woodrow will officiate. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting Ryan’s family with arrangements.
Ryan was born on February 19, 1974 in Decatur, Illinois. The son of Wilmer A. and Rebecca Marie (Miller) Schrock.
Ryan is survived by his mother, Marie Schrock of Arthur, IL, his sister DeeAnne Sawin and her husband Jason of Greenwood, two nieces, Caitlin and Kristin Sawin, of Indianapolis, IL; several aunts and uncles; from his dad’s side of the family, Elmer Schrock and his wife Voleta of Arthur, IL, Mary Helmuth and her husband Milton of Hoschton, GA, Ada Schrock of Bemidji, MN and Margaret Schrock of Tavares, FL; from his mom’s side of the family, John Miller of Gresham, OR, Mel Miller and his wife Anna of Cincinnati, OH, Rosanna Breedlove of Arthur, IL, Betty Wolstenholm and her husband Rex of Nolensville, TN, Laura Yutzy of Chesterville, IL; Levi Miller and his wife Jeanie of Neoga, IL; Loni Sparks and her husband Ron of Nashville, TN; and David Miller and his wife Karen of Arthur, IL; Ryan also leaves numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wilmer Schrock. his grandparents Abe and Elizabeth (Stutzman) Schrock, and Jonas and Katherine (Gingerich) Miller, uncles, Ira J. Miller, Dave Schrock, Omer Schrock, Dave Breedlove and Roger Yutzy, his aunt Cleora Schrock, and three cousins, Tony Bontrager, Owen Golding and Fayette Ropp.
Ryan’s educational journey began with his graduation from Arthur High School in 1992. Following that, he obtained his associate degree from Hesston Mennonite College in Hesston, KS in 1994. He took classes at ITT Technical Institute in Indianapolis, IN. His thirst for knowledge led him to earn his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana University in 2007.
Ryan had a fulfilling career that spanned over various industries. He worked for Verizon, Mediacom, and Apple, prior to landing what he thought was his dream job at Charles Schwab. Ryan soon realized that office work was not for him, he was more of a roll up your sleeve, problem solving kind of guy. He thoroughly loved his job as a hands-on project coordinator at McComb Window and Door Company of Indianapolis.
Music played a significant role in Ryan’s life from an early age. He played in band all through High School. as he found joy being a part of the marching band at Illinois State University and performing in Jazz Concerts. His passion for music took him to Europe with the Hesston Choir.
In his leisure time, Ryan cherished moments spent with his friends and cousins and especially his nieces.
Ryan’s proudest accomplishments were marked by his musical achievements and the experiences that accompanied them. He leaves behind a legacy of dedication and talent that will forever be treasured by those who knew and loved him.
Memorials may be made to the Arthur Christian School.