William H. Bokelman, 84, prominent,
retired Posey county farmer and a resident of the vicinity of Mt.Vernon for more than 60 years, died at Wednesday (21 Oct 1953) at his home on RR1.
He had been in failing health for several years but seriously ill
for only two weeks.
Mr. Bokelman was a native of Perry
township, Vanderburgh county, a son of Christian Bokelman and Caroline SteemeierBokelman. He came to Posey county
in the early 1890's.
The body is at the Short Niehaus Funeral
Home and it will remain there through the funeral service to be conducted at Saturday in the Short - Niehaus chapel. Rev. August E Binder, pastor of Trinity
Evangelical and Reformed Church of which the deceased was a member, will be the
officiating clergyman. Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.
Mr. Bokelman's wife, nee Cora Alexander,
died three months ago.
Surviving the late deceased are four daughters, Mrs. Francis S
Hubert, Clio, Mich; Mrs. G. B. Lilly, Chicago, and
Selma and Cora Bokelman at home; three sons, Attorney
Andrew C Bokelman, Washington, Kansas and William D
and Norman Bokelman at home; five grandchildren and
six great grandchildren and two brothers Louis and Fred Bokelman,