RICHARD "DICK" BOKELMANN
1926 - 2019
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Richard "Dick" Bokelmann was born on October 26, 1926 in Arlington Heights to Werner and Lydia (nee Kehe) Bokelmann. He died peacefully on Friday, December 27, 2019. A graduate of Northwestern University, Dick played professional baseball for seven plus years, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals. After baseball he joined Prudential Insurance Company and worked for "The Rock" for 30 years, retiring in 1984. Richard is survived by his children, Cheryl Bokelmann and James (Deborah) Bokelmann; grandchildren, Collin (Dacia) Bokelmann and Jamie (Jake) Holzer; great-granddaughters, Jacqueline and Julia Holzer; sister, Lois (the late George) Rezner; brother- in-law, Duane (Donna) Hogreve, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dodie, and his parents. Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020, from 9:30 am until 11:00 am Memorial Service at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 111 W. Olive, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Peter Lutheran Church. Funeral information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFuneralHome.com or 847-253-0168.




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Published in Daily Herald from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JAN
10
Visitation
09:30 - 11:30 AM
JAN
10
Memorial service
11:00 AM
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January 11, 2020
Your Mom and Dad were such wonderful people and friends to our Arlington Heights little league family! Dad would light up at the sight of Dick cause it meant some much needed baseball conversation!
Your Mom and Dad stepped up to the plate after Bernie passed and would take Mom out for breakfast filling a much needed void in her life.
We were blessed to have known them they are going to be missed!
Patti Dabbert Cunningham
Patti Dabbert Cunningham
January 11, 2020
Your Mom and Dad were such wonderful people and friends to our Arlington Heights little league family! Dad would light up at the sight of Dick cause it meant some much needed baseball conversation!
Your Mom and Dad stepped up to the plate after Bernie passed and would take Mom out for breakfast filling a much needed void in her life.
We were blessed to have known them they are going to be missed!
Patti Dabbert Cunningham
Patti Dabbert Cunningham
January 9, 2020
so happy that I and my 2 daughters got to see him in Oct. He seemed so cheerful and alert, My condolences to the family. He was like a brother to me Lois Burrow
January 8, 2020
To a wonderful family. Your Dad will be missed.
Essie Dabbert
Essie Dabbert
January 6, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief, and find comfort from knowing that God draws close to the broken-hearted.
T D
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