Name:Obituary Ervin Bockman

Gender:Male

Age at Death:85

Residence:Worland, Wyoming, USA

Date of Birth:5 Dec 1924

Birth Place:Winona, Missouri, USA

Date of Death:17 May 2010

Source Location:Worland, Wyoming, USA

Spouse:Irene Karns

Children:Bonnie Gardner of Jefferson City, MO; Vicki (Brian) Boaz of St. Roberts, MO; Beverly (Tom) DeSomber of Ten Sleep, WY; Jo Bockman of Worland, WY; Carla (Billy) Norris of Winona, MO; and Sally (Steve) Craft of Worland

Parents:Arthur Otto

[Alma Bonnie Chronister Bockman]

Brothers and Sisters:Alyne Dailey of Winona, MO; Fred, Paul, Don, C.M

Full Obituary:Obituary Ervin Bockman Obituary Ervin C. Tinker Bockman May 17, 2010 Ervin Carl Tinker Bockman, 85 year old, Worland resident, passed away May 17, 2010 at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland. Tinker was born in Winona, Missouri to Arthur Otto and Alma Bonnie (Chronister) Bockman on December 5, 1924. Tinker grew up in Missouri. He followed the timber business from Missouri to Colorado, then to Oregon and later to Wyoming, where he settled, working in the timber with Jess Vandarsdall. He and his brothers operated one of the largest logging camps (Bockman Timber Camp) in Colorado from the early 50s to the early 70s. He married Irene Karns in Gould, Colorado. To this union two daughters were born, Bonnie and Vicki. Later, he married Dorothy Vanarsdall of Gould, Colorado. To this union four more daughters were born, Beverly, Jo, Carla and Sally. Tinker was a remarkable fly fisherman; he loved to fish, especially if it was with his best friend and companion Tuffie. Oh the stories they could tell. He was given the nickname Tinker because of his mechanic abilities. He was always tinkering with anything that had a gas engine. Such as his diesel engines, wood trucks and power saws. Tinker also was a heavy equipment operator, building numerous logging roads, timber camps and oil field locations. He loved to travel, say the word and he would be in the vehicle packed and waiting on you! He never met a stranger. His motto was treat people like you want to be treated. He lived by that, with his many friends and family as proof. His love for all of Gods creatures was apparent in his surroundings; he befriended all the woodland creatures any where he went. He loved to watch the baby owls each year at his place. Another unique attribute of Tinker was that he like to celebrate BOTH his birthdaysAccording to him, Thanks to President Bush and those darn Republicans, they messed up his birthday on his drivers license. So, being the generous person he was, he decided that since he had been given another birthday, he was going to enjoy it with another party and cake! He was preceded in death by his parents, and five brothers, Fred, Paul, Don, C.M.; and Thomas Bockman. Tinker is survived by his daughters: Bonnie Gardner of Jefferson City, MO; Vicki (Brian) Boaz of St. Roberts, MO; Beverly (Tom) DeSomber of Ten Sleep, WY; Jo Bockman of Worland, WY; Carla (Billy) Norris of Winona, MO; and Sally (Steve) Craft of Worland. He is also survived by one sister: Alyne Dailey of Winona, MO; grandchildren: Shane Sexton of Arizona; Tina Sexton of Colorado Springs, CO; Jeff Boaz of NC; Jason Norris of Winona, MO; Randy Bodray of Great Falls, MT; Wyatt Bodray of Cheyenne, WY; Ashley Craft of Worland, WY; Megan Craft of Billings, MT; Nicholas, Zeb and Joseph Craft all of Worland, WY; 13 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2010 at the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will take place at 3:00 p.m. at the Ten Sleep Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation in care of Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 524, Worland, WY 82401.