Alex T. “Bocko” Bockman

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died June 29th, 2014

Alex T. “Bocko” Bockman, 22, 331 S. 9th St., Escanaba, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014.

He was born on August 8, 1991 in Escanaba, son of Robert and Linda J. (Reest) Bockman.

Alex graduated from Escanaba High School in 2010. He excelled in football and wrestling during his high school career. Alex was all U.P. and All Conference in football. He was a three time Elk’s Wrestling Invitational winner and was the first person from this district to win a Division I Title. He was also an U.P. Wrestling Champion.

Alex was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and coaching youth wrestling.

He was a skilled welder/fabricator since high school, most recently employed by CR Meyer.

Among survivors include his mother, Linda Bockman of Escanaba; fiancée, Beth Pearson and her son, Bryson Bougie of Escanaba; sister, Holly Bockman of Escanaba; brothers, Scott (Emily Franks) Bockman of Escanaba and John (Kari) Rogers of Virginia; niece, Sophie Bockman; two nephews, Carter Bockman and Zander Rogers; aunt, Ellen Wyrembelski of Perrysburg, OH; uncle, Don Reest of Taylor, MI; three cousins, Rachael, Sean, and Jon; “second parents”, Dan and Carol Rogers of Escanaba; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert; and brother, Carl Bockman.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 2nd from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Eric Olson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family of Alex Bockman.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Bockman family with arrangements.

3 Tributes to “Alex T. “Bocko” Bockman”

  1. It seems like only yesterday that Alex, Brandon and Sean were inseparable. The three Amigos running the neighborhood, were one was the other two weren’t far behind. Do you remember when they took the “Free Take It” sign from the cucumbers and put it on the neighbor’s car, I still laugh every time I see one of those signs. They were always up to something. There is not a memory of the kids growing up that Alex is not in, and even though they grew apart, Alex would always find time to stop and chat whenever he saw us. His fun-loving personality will be missed by all of us.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace in this time of sorrow.

  3. So sorry to hear of your loss. My son Ryan is a friend of Alex. We have you in our prayers.

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