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Carl A. Bockoven

Posted March 04, 2014 in Obituaries

November 2, 1941- February 28, 2014

Marquette – Carl A. Bockoven, age 72, most recently of 425 Fisher St. Marquette, Michigan formerly of Fort Dodge, Iowa passed away  Friday, February 28, 2014 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, MI where he had resided for the past 13 months.

Carl was born Nov. 2, 1941 in Fort Dodge, IA to Jerome and Eileen (Wood) Bockhoven.  He entered the United States Air Force and served his country during the Vietnam War.  Following his honorable discharge, Carl went on to work many jobs including being a Police Officer, Truck Driver, and a Restaurant Manager which he truly enjoyed.  Carl enjoyed fishing, reading western novels, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons Kevin Bockoven of Silver City, NM and Matt Bockoven of L’Anse, two daughters – Tammy and Kimberly, 2 grandsons – Matt and Kevin, 3 granddaughters – Carrie (Joseph) Paquette, Jennifer (Ryan) Tammelin and Terri Curtis all of L’Anse, 6 great grandchildren – Kayla, Aiden, Joseph Jr., and Julianna Paquette and Ryan Jr. and Zander Tammelin.

Per Carl’s wishes, cremation has taken place and his inurnment will take place this spring in West Lawn Cemetery in Lehigh, Iowa

Carl’s obituary may also be viewed at where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Historic Bruce Funeral Home. Online condolences via

Information provided by:
Bruce-Graham Funeral Home
923 First Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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