Retired Lincoln Public Schools teacher, Al Bock, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 surrounded by his family.
Al was born and raised in Sterling, Colorado to Harold and Betty Bock. He graduated from Sterling High School in 1979. He then continued his education at NJC, CU, and went on to earn his teaching certificate at UNC in Greeley. In 1986, Al began his teaching career at Pound Middle School and then moved to North Star High School in 2003. During his professional career he was honored with many awards including the Outstanding Social Studies Student Teacher Award for Excellence from the State of Colorado, and the First Congressional District Outstanding Teacher Award from the State of Nebraska. He then retired during the fall of the 2018-2019 school year after a diagnosis of Multiple System Atrophy.
Al’s proudest accomplishment was teaching within the district for 32 years. He created an engaging learning environment through his storytelling and sense of humor, while making relationships with students and colleagues his top priority. He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching movies and football, reading a wide variety of literature, walking, and telling dad jokes.
He is survived by his wife, Kim; daughters, Callie (Carl), Emily (Jonathan); son, Dan; sister, Peggy (Scott); granddaughter, Penelope; and many family, friends, and loved ones.
A celebration of Al’s life was at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the Lancaster Event Center in the Lincoln room. Following the celebration of life, there was a memorial service at 3:00 pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3825 Wildbriar Lane. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Al Bock Memorial Fund through the Foundation of Lincoln Public Schools to support students within the district. You can submit donations at this link: http://bit.ly/LPS-Bock