Linda  Bockman

Obituary of Linda L. Bockman

Linda L. Bockman

(nee Stewart)


Age 74, of Morris, IL passed away early Tuesday morning, December 15, 2020, at Morris Hospital.  She was born March 27, 1946, in Peoria, IL where she was raised and educated.   In 1963, she married her lifelong partner Richard and they built a home in Channahon where they lived for 30 years raising their two girls.  They then built a home on 6 acres on a lake near Goose Lake where Linda loved the outdoors and entertaining and feeding friends and family when they would visit.


Linda is the beloved wife of 57 years to Richard Bockman; loving mother of Jackie (Jim) Jennings and Terri (Bill) Kelly; devoted grandmother of Jessica (Justin) Holman, Colton (Michelle) Kelly and Mackenzie Kelly; proud great-grandmother of twins, Teagan and Camden Holman and Dixon Kelly; dear sister of Richard (Lois) Schall of Lakeland, Florida, Judy (Lloyd) Frazier of Magnolia, Shirley (George) Schafer Sr. of West Peoria, Ricky (Michelle) Stewart of Morris, and Peggy Hanson of Odell and aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents Edward Stewart and Virginia Lloyd, and siblings Penny (Hubert) Sherman, and David Stewart.

Linda loved to play cards and other games with her children and grandchildren, fishing for bluegills, and having the family over for large meals and gatherings.   She also enjoyed antiquing and crafting.  She will be terribly missed by her family and friends.

Visitation for Linda will be held Saturday, January 9, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 1201 W. Route 6 at Deerpath Drive in Morris. Funeral services and interment at Sample Cemetery will be private. Memorials can be made in Linda’s honor to the American Cancer Society. In accordance with the Illinois guidelines, a 10 person capacity rotation will be followed, face masks are required, and social distancing will be observed. For more information please call (815) 942-5040 or visit her Memorial Tribute at where you can share a favorite memory or leave a condolence.



12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Morris
1201 West U.S. Route 6 at Deerpath Drive
Morris, Illinois, United States
(815) 942-5040

Memorial Contributions

Memorials can be made in Linda’s honor to the American Cancer Society.