Donald R. Bokker, Sr. - 81

6/25/1932 - 2/11/2014

Donald R. Bokker, Sr., 81, of Byron died Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014 in Rockford Memorial Hospital.. He was born June 26, 1932 in Belvidere, Illinois the son of Claude & Emily Artz Bokker.. He married Cletus Mardell Swartz on Sept. 25, 1954 in Kankakee, IL; she died in 2000. Donald served in the Army from 1950-1953. He was a dairyman at Rock River Farms, worked at Rock River Coop, and retired from Knox Motor Service. He loved to mow his yard, talk about Germany, and spend time with his grandkids. He is survived by sons, John (Shelly) and Donald, Jr.; daughter, Julie French; grandchildren, Brent Rockwood, Bret, Brok and Melissa Bokker; and step-brother, Carl Buse. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Julie. No services are scheduled. Private interment will be in Byron Cemetery.





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