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Joe J. Rocha 1929 - 2017
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Joe J. Rocha 1929 - 2017

Joe J. Rocha, 88, died Sept. 11, 2017, at his home in Great Bend. He was born June 16, 1929, at Ellinwood, the son of Antonio and Margaret (Sanchez) Rocha. A lifetime Great Bend resident, Mr. Rocha was a retired maintenance supervisor for USD 428. Mr. Rocha was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Rocha was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and American Legion Argonne Post 180, both of Great Bend.
Survivors include two brothers, Tony Rocha of Great Bend, and Rufus Rocha of Great Bend; and three sisters, Mary Ellen Shaw of Milwaukee, Wis., Rosemary Delgado of Hutchinson, and Patricia Rincon of Kinsley. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Leo Rocha, Vernon Rocha, Jessie Rocha, Frank Rocha and Peter Rocha, and one sister, Rita Rocha.
Vigil Service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Bryant Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery, with military rites by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials have been established with Holy Family School Endowment or Prince of Peace Parish, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 12, 2017