Patricia Bockhorst, 89, Milan

Patricia Bockhorst, 89, of Milan passed away at 3:18am, Saturday, April 3, 2021 at IU Health West in Avon. She was born near Moores Hill on July 11, 1931 the daughter of Otho and Maude Manlief Ashcraft. She was married to Henry Bockhorst on September 2, 1950 and her husband of 70 years survives.

Other survivors include two daughters Pam (Gary) Comer of Osgood and Sandy (Steve) Foley of Avon; 7 grandchildren Jesse (Amy), Matt (Alisha), Rachel Richey (Ryan), Renee Borgman (Josh), Ashley Damron (Neil), Courtney Livingston (Andy), and Mackenzie Foley (Stephanie); great-grandchildren Colton Comer, Ava Richey, Graham Richey, Case Comer, Hayden Comer, Harrison Comer, Derek Borgman, Kelsey Borgman, Tori Borgman, Abby Morehead, and Allie (Becca) Meister, Bradyn Livingston, Cale Livingston, Aven Damron , Jonothan Fults, Emily Fults; great-great-grandchildren Kynlee and Ella; one brother Delton (Beverly) Ashcraft of Phoenix, Arizona; one sister Carolyn (Doug) Manford of Aurora, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Kenneth, Elmer, Paul, and Leslie Ashcraft, and her sisters Inez Hoffmeyer, Lois Cottingham, Katherine Hollin and Janet Hedrick.

Mrs. Bockhorst was a 1949 graduate of Moores Hill High School. Her working career spanned many years with employment at the former Whitlatch Clinic in Milan as well as Krick Electric. She was also co-owner of B & P Distributors in Milan. Pat was a former member of the South Sparta Baptist Church and was a 66 year member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Stumpke’s Corner where she had served on the church council, as church treasurer, and in many other capacities. Pat loved people and made many friends everywhere she went. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother who treasured her family and embraced every moment with them. All who loved her dearly will never forget her kindness, charm, grace, and undying love.

Funeral services will be held at 3pm, Thursday, April 8 th at the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Stumpke’s Corner with Pastor Sue Socha officiating. Visitation will also be on Thursday at the church beginning at 1pm. Pat’s wishes were to be cremated and burial will follow at a later date at the South Sparta Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Lutheran Church or the South Sparta Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.


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