Edward Allan Bokelman, 77

Edward Allan Bokelman, 77, of Westport, passed away at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday,
August 16, 2022, at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on
September 20, 1944, in Greensburg, the son of Adolph & Lois (Barnes)
Bokelman. He graduated in 1962 from Burney High School and received an
associate degree from IUPUI. Edward retired in 1995 from Cummins Engine Co.
after 34 years of service. He was a member and past Trustee of the
Elizabethtown United Methodist Church and had served as a Boy Scout Leader.
He enjoyed gardening, golfing, reading, astronomy, loved being with his
family and watching his grandchildren’s events. He had his private pilot
license and loved to fly and travel. He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served
during the Vietnam Era. He recently went on the Indy Honor Flight to
Washington D.C. He married Judy Tomlinson on September 11, 1971, at the Bear
Creek Baptist Church and she survives. Other survivors include his daughter,
Kelli (Patrick) Smith of Columbus; his son, Eric Bokelman of Westport; his
sisters, Clara (Ed) Bewley of Greensburg, Shirley Meyer of Greensburg, and
Deb Mart of Ellettsville; his brothers, Jim Bokelman and John Bokelman both
of Greensburg; his grandchildren, Austin, Abby, Parker & Cooper Smith; his
in-laws, Janice & Larry Campbell, Bonnie Dixon, Teresa & Warren Cooper, Larry
& Ann Tomlinson & Paul Tomlinson and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded
in death by his parents; brothers, Ron Bokelman and Robert Bokelman in
infancy; and sister, Jane Wilson. The funeral service will be conducted on
Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in
Westport with Pastor Robert Lay officiating. Burial will follow at the Bear
Creek Cemetery with military graveside rites. A time of visitation will be

held on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral
home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indy Honor Flight or the Bear
Creek Cemetery through the funeral home. Online condolences can be made to
the family at www.bassgasper.com

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