Virgil Bockhold, age 93, of Fowler, died on Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Columbia, MO. He was born on February 20, 1923 in Quincy the son of Frank and Laura (Huber) Bockhold. He married Mildred Steinkamp on October 15, 1947 in Quincy's St. Boniface Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on March 10, 2014.
Virgil was a mechanic at SAXE Automotive and Electric for many years. He also farmed. Virgil was an Army Veteran of WWII.
Virgil was a long time and devoted member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was a member of the Holy Name Society. Along with his wife Mildred, Virgil cleaned the church for many years. He also loved to hunt, fish and play cards. Virgil was also a lifelong bowler.
Virgil is survived by his two daughters, Patricia Andrews and her husband Sam; and Katherine Burkett all of Columbia, MO;
Three grandchildren, Charles Jackson, Amy (Andrew) Hutson and Adam (Stacee) Andrews; one step-grandchild Cassie (Andrew) Hallacy; nine great-grandchildren Cameron, Kayela, & Amber Hallacy, Evelyn, Gwendolyn and Brooklyn Hutson, Braden, Lillian & Case Andrews. One Sister: Mary Ann Chezem. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his wife, Virgil was also preceded in death by his parents, a son Gerard Bockhold; a son-in-law: Gary Burkett and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. www.dukerandhaugh.com
- So sorry to hear of Virgil's passing.My thoughts go out to Patty and Kathy and their families at this time of final goodbyes. Virgil will always be remembered as a kind and caring man and was well known around his neighborhood. He treated my family well, and it was an honor to know him during my childhood days. Remembering him in my thoughts.
Dick & Pat Wentura
- Dear Bockhold Family,
We remember Virgil as a hard-working, very good man. Last year we spent a couple of days sharing a room at Blessing Hospital. It was amazing how well he still was at the time.
Please know we extend our sympathy and will remember our long time neighbor, Virgil.
The Wentura Family
- Please accept our most sincere condolences.
Bruce & Cindy Young