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Jerome Alvin Bokn

November 10, 1941 — September 22, 2019

Jerome Alvin Bokn

Jerome Alvin Bokn, 77 of Devils Lake, ND passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at his home in the loving care of his family.

Funeral Services for Jerome will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home Chapel, Devils Lake with Chaplain (Major) Timothy Stout officiating. Burial will be in the Devils Lake Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Neathery-Simensen Post #756, Devils Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team-Army.

Jerome, the son of Joseph and Alice (Strabbe) Bokn was born on November 10, 1941 in Rugby, ND. He spent his younger years growing up in Knox and Leeds, ND.  He moved to Devils Lake at the age of 9.  He continued his education at Devils Lake and graduated from Central High School with the class of 1959. 

Jerome entered the United States Army on June 15, 1960 and served his country stateside and in Germany. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4 on June 14, 1962. He continued with the Army Reserve until June of 1966.

After returning from military service, Jerome worked for the United States Postal Service for 30 years.

After retirement, he worked odd jobs around the Lake Region, doing maintenance and repairs. He worked for a time as a driver for the Jerome Wholesale Company. He also worked for the Devils Lake Police Department in maintenance and as a custodian.  Jerome was a man of many trades and could fix anything.

Jerome enjoyed fishing, feeding the squirrels, playing cards, watching TV, crossword puzzles and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings and Twins.

Jerome is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Deloris (Schumacher) Bokn; sons David Bokn and Ryan Bokn and his wife Ashley all of Devils Lake; grandsons Andrew Harrison and Liam Bokn; granddaughters Caitlin Hoffart and Ali Bokn; mother-in-law Philomena Schumacher; four sisters-in-law and five brothers-in-law; several nieces and nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Dale Bokn and his daughter Gidget Hoffart.

 

 

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Visitation

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

8:30 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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