Delbert E. Bok, age 86, of Sherwood, Ohio, passed away at 7:40 A.M. on Monday, December 30, 2013, at the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, after an extended illness. Delbert was a graduate of Farmer High School. He was a life long farmer, self employed in Heating, Plumbing and Air Conditioning and worked in Industrial Refrigeration at La Choy in Archbold for 23 years. He was a very active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sherwood, which was an important part of his life. Delbert enjoyed playing pool, bowling, traveling and spending time at the Senior Center.
Delbert E. Bok was born on August 7, 1927, in Sherwood, Ohio, the son of Enos Henry and Eliese (Huth) Bok. He married Dorothy Wilma Behnke on October 1, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois and she preceded him in death on December 14, 2002.
Delbert is survived by his sons, David (Cathie) Bok, of Jewell and Ray (Kathy) Bok, of Sherwood; daughters, Jan (Bill) Hussong, of Wheaton, IL and Marcia (John) Shipkowski, of Winfield, IL; eight grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; a brother, Rev. Wilbert (Martha) Bok, of Columbia City, IN and a sister, Elma Kane, of Bay Village, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a brother, Arnold Bok and a sister, Mary Zacharias.
Funeral services for Delbert E. Bok will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, January 3, 2014 at St. John Lutheran Church, 9088 Openlander Road, Sherwood, with Pastor Kurt Letcher officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00-8:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan and one hour prior to the service, at the church. Burial will follow the service at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Sherwood.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St. John Lutheran Church, Sherwood or the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance.