Donald Bocks ’48

Donald Bocks, age 96, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019.

Donald was born in Holland, Michigan, and graduated from Holland High School and Hope College. He continued his education at Michigan State University where he earned his Master of Engineering degree. Before Don started his career as an engineer for the state highway department, he joined the Navy and was a World War II veteran. Don was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Holland for over 60 years.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Ruth Bocks and his sisters Leola Murphy and Helen Bocks.

Don is survived by his wife Phyllis (Mulder) Bocks; son Michael and Lisel Bocks; daughters Stephanie and Tim Walter, and Cynthia and Casey Clift; step-children Linda and Dave Vizithum, Tim and Deb Locker, Nancy and Scott Bruursema; and many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

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