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Lynn David VanBockelDecember 28, 1950 ~ June 14, 2017 (age 66)
Lynn David VanBockel, 66, of Howard, passed away Wednesday June 14, 2017 at his home in Howard, SD surrounded by his family.
Lynn was born December 28, 1950 in Hoven, SD to Jake and Doris (Crane) VanBockel. He was raised on the family farm near Lebanon, SD. Lynn attended Roy Country School and Gettysburg public school. He graduated high school in 1969, then attended South Dakota School of Mines and graduated in 1975.
Lynn was united in marriage to Peggy Nagel on December 28, 1974. Two children were born to this union, David and Laura.
Lynn worked for Peavey Ag Services in Gettysburg, SD and Pipestone, MN. He moved his family to Clark, SD in 1980. During his thirty years living there, Lynn worked as an insurance agent for AAL and Royal Neighbors of America for several years. Lynn loved farming and ranching and worked for a local farmer for several years. During the early 2000's, Lynn puchased a trucking rig and began his trucking career. He enjoyed seeing much of the country.
Lynn loved spending his free time having coffee with his friends, but most of all spoiling his grandchildren. He even said, "If I'd known grandchildren were this much fun, I would have had them first."
Lynn is survived by his wife, Peggy VanBockel (Howard, SD), son, David and Carla VanBockel (Goodyear, AZ), daughter, Laura and Kevin Shumaker (Howard, SD); seven grandchildren: Avery, Courtney, Natalie, Lexi, Chas, Max, and Ella; 2 siblings, Layne VanBockel (Gettysburg, SD) and Robyn and Renea VanBockel (Redfield, SD); and his nieces and nephews. He was preceed in death by his parents.