BOCKELMAN, Lloyd 1913-1937
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 4/18/2010 at 11:55:50
MET DEATH IN AUTO ACCIDENT
LLOYD BOCKELMAN INSTANTLY KILLED AT CHARLES CITY
Was 24 Years Old and Son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Bockelman of Westfield, Formerly of Chatsworth.
Lloyd Bockelman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Bockelman of Westfield, but who had spent most of his life in the Chatsworth vicinity, was instantly killed shortly before midnight Saturday night in an automobile accident in Charles City. Lloyd, who had been employed in Charles City since last spring made his home: with his aunt, Mrs. John Havey, and about 10 o'clock Saturday night his cousin, Miss Evelyn Burnight, and Robert Barr, both of Charles City, came after Mr. Burnight to take him for a ride. Mr. Barr was driving and as they drove around a curve, it is believed that the car struck the curb, breaking a wheel and causing the driver to lose control of the machine, which turned over, pinning Mr. Bockelman underneath.
Mr. Bockelman suffered a broken neck, and death was instantaneous. Miss Burnight escaped, with a few scratches, while Mr. Barr suffered an injury to his shoulder. Mr. and Mrs. Tony Bockelman and three sons motored to Charles City, as soon as they received word of the tragic death of their son and brother.
The driver was held at first and an inquest was to be held but when the Bockelman family left Charles City Monday Mr. Barr was in the hospital. The remains were brought to Westfield Tuesday afternoon, accompanied by his uncle, John Havey of Charles City.
Funeral services were held at the Catholic church in Akron at 10 o'clock this morning and burial was made in the Catholic cemetery in Hawarden.
Lloyd Bockelman, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Bockelman of Westfield was born August 26 (?), 1913, on a farm near Chatsworth in Plymouth County, and so was just past 24 years of age. He grew to youg manhood in the vicinity of Chatsworth and three or four years ago he moved to Westfield with his parents. Last spring he went to Charles City where he secured employment in the Oliver Farm Equipment Co. factory.
Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers, Clarence, Raymond and Gerald, all at home. He is also survived by his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Bockelman of Chatsworth, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eilert Wilken, also of Chatsworth and a host of other relatives.
Lloyd was a young man who made friends with all with whom he came in contact and he was an industrious young man. In his work at Charles City he proved an efficient and faithful worker, according to word from his employers. His tragic death is a severe blow to the members of his family to whom sincere sympathy is extended in their bereavement.
[The Hawarden Independent, Sioux County, Iowa, Thursday, November 4, 1937]
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