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Ms. Loa K. Bockholdt
  • First Congregational United Church of Christ
    700 E. 9th Street
    Lockport, IL 60441

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“I am so sorry for your loss..she was a wonderful woman. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Louise Bosi-Batchelor - San Diego, CA

“What a wonderful aunt and sister to Dawn Draney our mother. We will miss her Christmas cards and letters. Tennly and I miss the kitchen towels she...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Tyla Darley and Tennly Maughan - UT

“Lil' Gram was one of a kind... There are (3) words that embrace my memories with her - LOVE, FAMILY, and HEART. The LOVE she shared with her...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Brett Dobesh - North Liberty, IA

“LOA WAS SUCH A JOY!! I WILL REALLY MISS OUR PHONE CALLS EVERY WEEK. SHE HAD ANOTHER SISTER, WANDA THAT PASSED 4 MONTHS AGO AND I KNOW THEY ARE...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: DAWN B DRANEY - ST. GEORGE, UT

“Our sympathy on your loss. She was such a sweet lady, a great piano teacher and we loved her garden. I knew her as a friend of my aunt, Celie Pratt...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Marje Herrron - Lockport, IL

“Lil gram as we called her was truly an inspiration. She built a family by adopting 3 orphan children. I will always take great pride in helping to...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Brian Bockholdt - Plainfield, IL

“Gary.......am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I remember meeting your mom for the 1st time back in the 60's. I was at Bobby Bockholdts house(...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Don Shepherd - Billerica, MA

“Grandma is the most amazing lady I've ever known. She was completely selfless and lived full of purpose. Her family meant everything to her and she...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Erik Bockholdt - Goodyear, AZ

“Grandma is the most amazing lady I've ever known. She was completely selfless and lived full of purpose. Her family meant everything to her and she...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Erik Bockholdt - Goodyear, AZ

“There are countless memories that I could write about with Grandma (Little Gram) between Easter Egg hunts at the apartment, hearing her oooh and ahhh...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Bradley Bockholdt - Plainfield, IL

“Mom was a blessing to every life she touched. She taught by example and only had kind words and respect for everyone. She raised three adopted...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Gary and Sharon Bockholdt - IL

“What a wonderful aunt and great sister to my mom Dawn Draney. Loved the letters and Christmas cards she sent. She touched many with her piano and...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Tyla Darley - Hyrum, UT

“Sorry to hear of Loa's passing. We were neighbors in Lemont and I was good friends with Dawn. My sympathy goes to all the family. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Jane Kaser Golden - GA

“Gary and Sharon, so sorry for your loss, she was a sweet woman and a great piano teacher. My life was made better for having her in it. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Marcia (Aske) Hurley - Lockport, IL

“Our deepest condolences Gary. She was such a nice sweet lady. She always had a smile for us. We will miss her greatly. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Dawn Kraklio - JOLIET, IL

“Our deepest condolences Gary. She was such a nice sweet lady. She always had a smile for us. We will miss her greatly. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Dawn Kraklio - JOLIET, IL

“ONLY MET LOA ON A FEW OCCASIONS WHEN MY DAUGHTER MELISSA MARRIED HER GRANDSON RYAN. WE HAD THE PLEASURE OF HER PRESENCE AND GRACE AT THEIR WEDDING...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: ROCHELLE COHEN - OWINGS MILLS, MD


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Loa K. Bockholdt nee Baker

Age 93, resident of Lockport for over 50 years, formerly of Lemont, passed away Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice House in Joliet. Beloved wife of the late Walter Bockholdt; loving mother of Gary (Sharon) Bockholdt; cherished grandmother of Charissa, Matthew, Ryan, Brian, Erik, Bradley, and Brett; and great-grandmother of Tyler, Kyle, Jordan, Grace, Benjamin, Kya, Kobe, Kali, Kade, Isabella, and Charles; dear sister of Dawn Draney; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Loa was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Marie Baker nee Leffler; children Cheryl Singer and Kim (late Joseph) Stanton; and one sister Wanda (Paul) Dodge. She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Lockport, retired from Champion Federal Bank, piano teacher for 60 years in the Lockport area, and avid gardener. Loa was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend who will be sorely missed. Family will receive friends at Goodale Memorial Chapel, 912 S. Hamilton St., Lockport, IL 60441 on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 from 9:00AM until time of funeral service at 11:00AM. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 604 E. 9th St., Lockport, IL 60441 would be appreciated.