|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1925|
St. Louis City
|Death: ||Nov. 5, 2005|
St. Louis City
PFC US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II
Bockius, Eugene F. 'Bock' peacefully entered eternal rest on Sat., Nov. 5, 2005. Beloved husband of Marilyn (nee Schreier); dearest father of Lyn (John) Coburn, Sue (Ed) Bertram, Nancy Korff, Mark Bockius, Judy (John) Nettler, David (Theresa) Bockius and Donald (Donna) Bockius; dear grandfather of 23; great-grandfather of 3; dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend of many. Gene served as a proud member of the United States Marines Corps in WWII and received the Purple Heart. Member of American Legion Post 300, employed at Niebling Auto Repair for 43 years and member of the BITOA's.
Son of Eugene F. and Marie K. (Raining) Bockius. Brother of Marie and Eugenia.
Married Marilyn Schreier in April, 1948.
Suffered a bayonet thrust wound o his left hand during combat in the Marshall Islands, his parents, who have been informed. Pvt. Bockius, 18, enlisted last june while a student at St. Louis University High School.
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Apr. 14, 1944
Marine Pfc. Eugene F. Bockius Jr., 19, has received the Purple Heart for wounds suffered on Guam and Eniwetok islands. The presentation was made in a ceremony recently at Great Lakes (Ill.) Navel Training Station, where he is now stationed. His parents live at 5066A Winona avenue.
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Apr. 19, 1945
Eugene Francis Bockius (1894 - 1975)
Marie K. Raining Bockius (1898 - 1988)
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis County
Plot: Section 1z Site 1495
GPS (lat/lon): 38.49682, -90.28014
Created by: Katie
Record added: Jul 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28605325
Eugene is my grandfather, and I miss him very much. I am getting married in April and I wish he could be there. Love you!|
Added: Feb. 5, 2011
We honor and thank you for your service to our country.|
Added: Jul. 29, 2008