Alfred N. Bellock, age 77, of Knoxville, Tenn., and formerly of Rushford, Minn., passed away on November 23, 2016, at his home in Knoxville.
Alfred was born on August 4, 1939, in Rushford, Minn., to Neil “Red” and Emma (Halvorsen) Bellock. He was united in marriage to Alta Shrum on January 16, 1965, in Beach, N.D. They later divorced. Together they had three children. Alta passed away on January 26, 2015.
Alfred excelled at any job put in front of him. He was employed as a rancher; farm hand; at Bunke equipment; at Hart Creamery; at the World’s Fair in 1982, when it was in Knoxville; Furrow Auction House Tennessee; and the state of Tennessee, where he was injured, almost fatally, while on the job in 2004, forcing him into retirement.
Alfred is survived by his children, Michael (Zina) Bellock, Winona, Michelle Bellock, Minnesta City, and Mark (Christy) Bellock, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jessica (Kirsten), Lucas, Mary Kate, Justin, Joshua (Sadie) and Tyler; a great-grand-daughter; and sisters, Dorothy Wunderlich, Rushford, Janet Gibbons, Pine Creek, Wis., Carol Mierau, Rushford, and Ruthie (Dick) Lupa, Troy, Mich. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Marion and Alta; brothers, Lester, and baby Douglas.
Alfred was best known for his generosity and willingness to help anyone in need. Working was his main activity. He is also well remembered for racing cars in Fountain City with his cousin and best friend, Darryl, in their younger days, where it is best said that if Darryl did not blow up the engine Alfred was usually black flagged for driving with his arm out the window.
There will be a memorial service at Rushford Lutheran Church, Mill Street, on June 3 at 3 p.m. Please direct all cards to the “Memorial of Alfred Bellock” and give to the church.