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James O. Bock

James O. Bock

James O. Bock, age 73, of Balsam Lake, formerly of Elmwood, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Jim was born January 3, 1949, in Elmwood.  He was the son of Clarence and Pauline (Kainz) Bock and grew up in Elmwood.  Jim graduated from Elmwood High School in 1967. Jim married Ann Weiser December 28, 1968.  After marriage they made their home in Elmwood and raised their family.  Jim worked for Sweeney Brothers Construction and later Timme Inc. Construction until he retired.  After retirement, Jim and Ann moved to Balsam Lake where he remained the rest of his life.

Jim enjoyed fishing, golfing, playing cards, and having a beer with family and friends.

Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ann, a son Jamie (Tina) Bock of Connersville, two grandsons, Brett (Rachel) and Bryce, both of Elmwood; three great grandchildren, Jayce, Peyton & Laynie; siblings, Bill (Gayle) Bock, Marilyn “Buckwheat” Voltz, Tom Bock, Colleen “Beaner” (Rob) Bowen and Larry (Trish) Bock, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert and Daniel.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday September 24, 2022, from noon to 4:00 PM at the Bowen residence at 135 West Winter Ave. in Elmwood.





  1. Gary Hanvelt

    I’am so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing ! I will never forget the football games playing with Jim ! Ann you take care of yourself ! I know what you are going threw ! After the passing of my wife Bonnie !

  2. Judi M Stuart

    Ann and family..my deepest sympathy in the loss of Jim. May he rest in peace and your memories of him never fade.

    Judi Stuart

  3. Sandra Thompson

    Hi Ann...so sorry to hear about Jim. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you are doing ok and God is covering you with his peace and love!

  4. Lynn Lusson

    Sending our Prayers and Sympathy to you and your family , we’re here if you need anything.Hugs Ann , From Lynn and Lyle

  5. Linda Christman Storm

    Sorry to hear zbout your loss. Remember him from school. May he rest in Peace

  6. Linda Thompson Mulheron

    Ann and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jim passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Nick and Sue Sperger

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.????????????????????

  8. Gary & Chris Tuenge

    Sending hugs to all! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow.

  9. Susan Fesenmaier

    We all grew up in Elmwood. We all knew each other’s families. We were and always will be friends and family. Condolences to the whole family.

  10. marge binkowski

    Sincere sympathy in your loss. To Ann, Jamie and all the grandchildren Marge and Tony

  11. Dennis & Ramona Schneider

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  12. Rchard Bates

    Ann & Family: So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I remember many happy days with him in school. He was a great guy and will be missed.
    Dick & Jan Bates

  13. Steve & Diane Radle

    Ann & Family, Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers-take comfort in knowing that Jim is at peace & you will see him again one day.

  14. Rhonda Adank

    My sincere sympathy to you, Ann and all the family!

  15. Jerry & Julie Hannack

    Our deepest sympathy Ann and family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Love you all!!

  16. Russ and Rita Bennett

    Sending heartfelt sympathy to Ann and all the family ???? ❤️

  17. Suzi Crownhart

    My sympathy to Jim’s family. May he Rest In Peace.

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