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.