Eileen R. Bockorny

May 11, 1925 ~ October 25, 2021 (age 96)


Eileen R. Bockorny, age 96, of Howard, died Monday, October 25, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Monday, November 1, 2021, at Willoughby Funeral Home in Howard. Inurnment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Howard.

Eileen was born on May 11, 1925, in Huron, to Charles and Alma (Authier) Zieman. She was united in marriage to Bill Bockorny on December 2, 1944, at Woonsocket. The couple moved to Howard in 1947, where Eileen worked for several businesses throughout her working career. 

Eileen was a very active member of St. Agatha Catholic Church in Howard, the Howard Golf Club, the senior citizen's club, and the bridge club. She enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, bowling, reading and playing cards.

Those grateful for sharing her life include her two sons, Gary Bockorny and Bob (Darla) Bockorny both of Sioux Falls; two granddaughters, Jody, and Tracy (Dan) Nelson of Sioux Falls; two grandsons, Stacy and Chad; one step-granddaughter, Lennea Solem; one step-grandson, Mark (Susan) Solem; great-grandson, Luke Nelson (Dan & Tracy); and two step-great-granddaughters, Elle and Kora; two step-great-grandsons, Joshua and Andrew Solem.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Bob and Gil; one sister, MaryLee; and one daughter-in-law, Karen Bockorny


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Funeral Service
November 1, 2021

11:00 AM
Willoughby Funeral Home and Cremation Options
301 North Main Street
Howard, SD 57349

Interment following funeral service
November 1, 2021

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
23296 435th Ave
Howard, South Dakota 57349

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