Michael A. Bockelman, 58, Jasper

Michael A. BockelmanMichael A. Bockelman, 58, of Jasper, died Sunday (January 18) at Core Nursing and Rehabilitation in Dale. He was born in Jasper September 5, 1956, to Anton J. and Mary Jean (Armes) Bockelman. He married Jackie Heichelbech March 25, 1984, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand. Michael retired from Verizon Telephone Company in Jasper after 32 years of service in the telephone industry. He enjoyed traveling, collecting comic books, reading, working in the yard, and watching New York Yankees baseball and Indiana University basketball.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie Bockelman; his mother, Mary Jean Bockelman, Jasper; one sister, Sandy Russell, Augusta; two brothers, Richard Bockelman and wife Sharon, Huntingburg, and A.J. Bockelman and husband Jeromie Jarreau, St. Louis, Missouri; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Anton J. Bockelman, and two brothers-in-law, William Heichelbech and Dennis Russell.

Services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper with burial following at a later date. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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