Laird Eugene (Tom) Kockrow was born on March 11, 1940, to Raymond and Lillian (McFarland) Kockrow at Fairbury, Neb. He went to be with God on August 28, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.
His family moved to Hay Springs, Neb., in 1942, where they lived on the east side of Walgren Lake until they purchased the farm northeast of Rushville in 1945. Tom attended Rushville Public School and graduated in 1958. He was a several sport athlete and was honored as