Ronald Eugene Bokelman

August 9, 1939June 22, 2014
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Ronald Eugene Bokelman, 74, of Clarksburg passed away on June 22, 2014, after a brief illness at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on August 9, 1939, in Anderson, Indiana, the son of Adolph and Lois Barnes Bokelman. Ron was a 1957 graduate of Burney High School and was a United States Army Veteran. On July 26, 1963, he married Helen Jean Hite at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Indiana. Ron retired from Delta Faucet after 29 years working in tool and die. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, playing cards, and hosting friends and family in the Bokelman Hospitality Room. He was a member of the Springhill Presbyterian Church, Greensburg Jaycees, volunteer for the Clarksburg Fire Department and was a golf partner for the Decatur County Special Olympics. Survivors include: Wife- Helen Jean Bokelman, Daughter- Carole (Mike) Dierckman, Son- Steve (Sally) Bokelman, Grandchildren: Dustin and Katelyn Bokelman, Sisters- Clara (Ed) Bewley, Shirley (Larry) Meyer, Deb Mart, Brothers- Jim Bokelman, Ed (Judy) Bokelman, John (Alice) Bokelman, Brother in law- Glen Wilson, and Cousin- Rita Hellmich. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Sister- Jane Wilson, Infant Brother- Robert Bokelman, and Sister in law- Patricia Bokelman. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 11:00 am all at the Gilliland Howe Funeral Home. Rev. Shannon Burford will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Springhill Presbyterian Cemetery with Military Honors by the American Legion and VFW. Memorial contributions can be made to the Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department, Decatur County Special Olympics, or to the Springhill Presbyterian Church. Online condolences can be made to the family at


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 25, 2014
  • Funeral Thursday, June 26, 2014

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Tammy Wells Colter

July 26, 2014

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mom always talked with fondness about the times she spent with everyone growing up. I always enjoyed family gatherings at Aunt Lois's as a little girl. May God's love and peace be with you always

melissa Crain

June 30, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

Greg Carter

June 28, 2014

The entire Bokelman family is a source of fond memories from my childhood. We used to visit Aunt Lois and Uncle Bokelman often. Ron and his brothers and sisters were more like Aunts and Uncles than cousins. Ron always took time to tease me and make me laugh. Our entire family is so sorry to hear of his passing.

Dottie Moore Robbins

June 27, 2014

When I think of Ron, I remember his smile. I don't think I ever saw him without it. And what a teaser he was! Did that man ever know a stranger? I saw him at Aldi one day and after we talked he walked off with my cart and purse. I got a good laugh out of him when I asked him if he liked my purse! Ron was trying to help me get an asparagus patch growing. I wish I would have taken the time to get more plants, I'm sure he would have actually planted them for me! What a great man and legacy to follow for his family!

Phil Hart

June 25, 2014

I've known Ron for many years and played golf with him on numerous occasions. He was always smiling, fun and happy. A wonderful trait in a man. I am truly a better man myself for having known "Bocky". He will be missed. Peace to you and all of Ron's family and friends.

Theresa Bohman-Langley

June 24, 2014

Dear Mrs. Bokelman,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Ruth Dierckman-Stock

June 24, 2014

To Carole and Family
Please accept our condolences on your loss. Remember that family is a special bond. You and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Ruth Dierckman

June 24, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Annita Niles Zver

June 24, 2014

So sorry to hear this news, thoughts and prayers to you!

Leslie Fernung

June 24, 2014

Thinking of you during this most difficult time. Hugs to all.