of Mountain Home, AR
August 11, 1935 - May 9, 2023
Dr. Daniel Pepin Chock, age 87, of Mountain Home, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2023 in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He was born on August 11, 1935 in Medan, Indonesia to Ngiap Tjing and Djoei Tjing (Djoei) Tjok. He married Helga Elisabeth Rumler in Germany and they had two daughters. Dr. Chock grew up in Sumatra, Indonesia where his father owned a large Coconut Plantation. He attended Catholic Primary School in Medan, Indonesia, a big city, where the nuns spoiled him. He was even able to talk one nun out of her Rosary! He attended Methodist High School. This is when he joined the Methodist Church and made his lifelong commitment. Dr. Chock enjoyed sports; his favorites were basketball and martial arts. He was an Eagle Scout during his college years in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Chock attended medical school in Heidelberg, Germany, supported by a retired Army Nurse, Colonel Elizabeth Fitch. Dr. Chock later established the Elizabeth Fitch Scholarship for nurses' education here in Mountain Home. Dr. Chock received his Doctorate of Nephrology in Chicago, Illinois. He established a very small Dialysis Unit here in Mountain Home which grew fast to its current size. Dr. Chock loved his family; wife, Helga, daughters, Monika and Susanne. He was a dedicated father and made sure that his girls were well educated. They both became physicians. Dr. Chock would go on bicycle rides sometimes, even in his white coat and then hurry back to the office. He loved taking his family on big trips to Hawaii, Europe and Australia. Locally he enjoyed fishing trips to Rock Bridge, Missouri and he happily helped his girls take the fish off the hooks. Dr. Chock enjoyed cooking Indonesian food. The girls would often go to the office after school and get into Dr. Chock's secret stash of cookies. Dr. Chock loved snowy winters, as there was no snow in Indonesia. He enjoyed playing with his girls in the snow. On Dr. Chock's bucket list was a trip to China, which he was able to do after his retirement. Dr. Chock truly loved and enjoyed being a doctor, serving as a Nephrologist here in Mountain Home for over 28 years. Dr. Chock's family will always be grateful for the husband and father he was. He always taught to put care into everything you do. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Mountain HomeDr. Daniel Pepin Chock is survived by his wife, Helga Chock of Mountain Home; two daughters, Monika Chock of Mountain View, California and Susanne (Jon) Hay of Boston, Massachusetts; three grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. A Memorial Service will be Thursday, May 18th at 10:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church, Mountain Home with Reverend Daniel Thueson officiating, Interment will be private.
We have moved away from Mountain Home &I just now learned of Dr. Chock’s passing. He was my doctor when we moved there in 1992 and one of the finest doctors I have ever known. May God bless him and all his family.
I remember Dr Chock never missed a concert that Ms Helga sang in. And always had kind words for everyone. He will be missed.
My Pastor and I had the joy of serving Daniel and Helga recently by installing some grab bars at their home. While I am sad to hear of his passing, we rejoice that he is with his beloved Savior and Lord. May God bring comfort and peace to the family as they walk these difficult days.
Words are sorely inadequate to express our love and respect for Daniel Chock. My parents Margaret and Charles Martin met him and Helga as well as David and Boon. All of us took an interest in him as such a caring and hardworking young man. SincerelyMary&Bob
Dan was a great help to me in the ED. First of all he was a gentleman. He was knowledgeable and he cared about patients and co-workers. He is with his Lord and Savior now and you will be reunited with him. Love to Helga and the girls. Pat Black
We would like to give our condolences to Helga and the Chock family. Dr. Chock was a wonderful physician and compassionate dividual. May the Lord be with your family during this time.
Dr. Chock was highly regarded and known for his kindness. He treated each patient, nurse or employee with such respect and compassion, he will be missed. I am sending sincere condolences to his beloved family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you will be missed.
I was so sorry to hear of Dr. Chock's passing. He and Helga almost always sat right in front of me in church. He had such a cheerful manner and will be missed.
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Dr. Chock. He was always a kind gentleman when I had the honor to work with him. The same is true when I would see him and Helga at church. May God’s peace be with his family.
Dr. Chock was always pleasant and warm and we will miss worshiping together. Our sincere sympathies to Helga and daughters.
Helga, Suzanne, and Monika,I am so very sorry for your loss. Dr. Chock was such a kind and gentle soul with a beautiful smile. So many lovely memories of him in church as well as in our hardware store with all of you. His dedication to the community as a physician will have a lasting impact. Sending my deepest condolences.Bobbi Brown
Ray and I offer our sympathies to the Chock Family. He was always so pleasant and had such a wonderful smile when we saw him in the hallways of BRMC.
So sorry to learn of Dan’s passing. The Chock’s came to Mountain Home at the same time as we did. Dan was a brilliant,caring physician, and a wonderful, knowledgeable colleague, and a devoted Christian friend. Our condolences to Helga, Monika, and Suzanne and their families.
Such a wonderful physician, husband, father, neighbor, and friend. Dr Chock will surely be missed. Special Prayers for Helga, Monika, and Susanna. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Helga so sorry he was such sweet person
I had the privilege to work with Dr. Chock in the dialysis at the unit in the hospital. He was a wonderful doctor who cared deeply about his patients. He was always so kind to the staff and we loved his sense of humor.
To Helga and the girls. We are so very sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Sincerely,Mike and Dianna Roller and family
We send you our most sincere sympathies Helga, Monika and Susanne on the loss of your dear, loved one. What a joy every Sunday to look out from the choir loft and see Helga and Dr. Chock, almost always in the same pew. His whole face smiled as he welcomed other parishioners. Rest in peace Daniel Chock.
Always with a smile on his face and ever so nice. Will be missed.
Dan Chock set a high standard for renal/kidney care for his patients. He cared deeply for them and worked well with his colleagues to provide "big city" medical care here in Mountain Home. Our current renal program owes its success to his years of hard work. We send prayers to you as you face the loss of such a fine man.
A wonderful man who was a true dialysis pioneer, bringing life saving treatments to Mountain Home. Sending love to Helga and the girls. Praying for you all.
The area lost a wonderful Doctor and kind person. I never saw him without his warm smile . He was my parents doctor. The area lost a special person.
Our sincere condolences Dr Helga and girls. Dr Chock’s kindness and welcoming smile were always a blessing to our day.
Remembering your family in my prayers, Ms Helga...Dr Chock never met a stranger-he was always friendly and kind. This world has lost a bright light and will be missed.
I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Chock's passing. He was such a wonderful person. He will be missed. Helga, keeping you and your family in my prayers. Melanie Britt
Our sympathies for you Helga and your family. Daniel was a wonderful gentle person who we admired.
So sorry to hear of Dr Chock passing. He was always so friendly and kind.
We will miss Dr. Dan Chock. We had and have great respect for him. He was a friend, respected colleague, and fellow parishioner of ours. Dr. Jack and Kay Wilson
a special physician for years on medical staff, i will miss his calm nature and friendly attitude toward patients and other physicians, always willing to help , my family and i send our regards
to the family, dr chock was such a wonderful, kind, gentle caring man who treated everyone with respect. his bedside manner would put the most scared patient at ease. He will be missed. R.I.P. Dr Chock
I'm grateful for Dr. Chock's work.
My deepest sympathy to all of Dr Chocks family and special love to Helga. You two are very special to me. Love you~Kathy
So very sorry to hear of Daniel's passing. Our deepest condolences and prayers for Helga and family. Dan was a true gentleman and a superb physician who cared deeply for his patients.
Helga and girls-we are so sorry for your loss. Thought and prayers with all of you.