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Pvt George E Bockhorst, Sr
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Birth: Sep. 9, 1919
Warren County
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 2008
Cape Girardeau County
Missouri, USA

George Bockhorst Sr.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008


George E. Bockhorst Sr., 88, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau.
He was born Sept. 9, 1919, in Wright City, Mo., son of George F. and Ella P. Bockhorst. He married Ruby Miracle.

Bockhorst graduated from Wright City High School in 1937 and from the University of Missouri in 1941 with an engineering degree.

He entered the U.S. Army in August 1941 and served in the Signal Corps in China, Burma and India.

Bockhorst moved to Cape Girardeau in 1948, where he was employed by Josten's Inc. for 42 years. During that same time he started several other local business ventures in the Cape Girardeau and Jackson area, including the Jackson and Cape Girardeau cable television system.

While a member of the community he was involved in the Masonic Lodge, VFW and Lions Club. He was also president of the Cape Girardeau Country Club and the SEMO Booster Club.

He is survived by a son, George E. Bockhorst Jr.; a daughter, Dee Ann Reeves of St. Louis; four grandchildren, Tim Bockhorst, Melissa Deevers, Dain Reeves, Ty Reeves; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and a brother.

There will be no public visitation.

A private service will be held at Ford and Sons Funeral Home, with private burial to follow in Cape County Memorial Park.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Caregivers Fund, Missouri Veterans Home, 2400 Veterans Memorial Drive, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63701.
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  George F Bockhorst (1871 - 1936)
  Ella P Hetlage Bockhorst (1883 - 1937)
 
Burial:
Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery
Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Vivian Yoakum
Record added: Jul 19, 2009
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