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Raymond ‘Tiny’ Bockman

August 10, 2011

Raymond ‘Tiny’ Bockman
Nov. 30, 1939-Aug. 4, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Raymond “Tiny” Bockman, 71, 9151 11th Road, Plymouth, passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at 6:04 a.m., at Elkhart Hospice House, Elkhart.
Ray was born Nov. 30, 1939, in Decorah, Iowa, to Aloysius and Martha (Cohen) Bockman. He moved to Plymouth when he was about 3 years old. Ray was a graduate of Plymouth High School. He married the former Joyce Taylor, Oct. 26, 1963, in Plymouth, at Saint Michael Catholic Church. Ray worked and retired from NIPSCO. He owned Bockman Salvage Yard, was a member of Saint Michael Catholic Church, SOAR, and TAC (Tax Awareness Committee). He enjoyed attending city and county political meetings. Ray collected model trains, stamps, coins, and cars. He served in the Army with the National Guard of Indiana.
Ray is survived by his wife, Joyce Bockman; their daughters, Jill (Don) McAfee of Elkhart, and Shelley Bockman of Plymouth; his granddaughter, Merissa McAfee of Elkhart; and his brother, John (Glenda) Bockman of Plymouth. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Christopher, and his parents.

Memorials may be given to:
Saint Michael Catholic Church

~VISITATION~
SUNDAY, AUG. 7, 2011, 3 to 6 P.M.
VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME
300 W. MADISON ST.
PLYMOUTH, IN 46563

~FUNERAL MASS~
MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2011, 10:30 A.M.
SAINT MICHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH
612 N. CENTER ST., PLYMOUTH, IN 46563
THE REV. FATHER WILLIAM KUMMER, OFFICIATING

~BURIAL~
NEW OAK HILL CEMETERY, PLYMOUTH

~MEMORIES MAY BE SHARED AT~
www.vangilderfuneralhome.com

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