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BOCKES, Elmer 1871–1940


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler, Volunteer (email)
Date: 2/27/2013 at 10:28:36

Rites for Elmer Bockes Held At Alice Wed. P.M.

Funeral services for Elmber Bockes, prominent Grundy county farmer of the Alice neighborhood, were held at the Alice church of God Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. R. P. Smith in charge. A short prayer service was held at the home at 1:30. Burial was in the Alice cemetery. Mr. Bockes died late Sunday afternoon when he was stricken with a heart attack as he was attempting to free his car from a snow bank.

Casket bearers were John and Clarence Bockes, Bert Kinsinger, Dwight Heltribridle and Don and George Stover. Flower bearers were Mesdames Vera Long, Ruby Hughes, Lela Heltibridle and Ada Phillips. A quartet composed of Lawrence Kline, Ralph Phillips, Dale Bockes and Jack Hughes sang “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere”, “Someday He’ll Make It Plain,” and “God Will Take Care of You.”

Elmer Bockes, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Bockes, was born Aug. 26, 1871 in Palermo township, Grundy county on the same section where he resided throughout his lifetime, and where he passed away February 4, 1940, aged 68 years, five months and eight days.

On June 20, 1906, he was united in marriage with Miss Elise Holl of Conrad. To this union were born four children, Mrs. Florence Draper, Mrs. Mae Hogle, Mrs. Irma Hughes and Arthur E. Bockes, all of Grundy county.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, children, seven grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Eva Chew of the Alice neighborhood, a half brother, Lloyd Bockes of Glenwood, and a wide circle of relatives and friends. A brother, Russell, preceded him in death about four years ago, and a sister, Mrs. David Mast of Grundy Center died only a few months ago.

Source: Unknown newspaper clipping found in scrapbook belonging to my great grandmother.


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