OTTAWA – Linda L. Bockrath, 74, of Ottawa, passed away at 7:25 p.m., November 13, 2023 at The Meadows of Ottawa. She was born December 17, 1948, in Harrisburg, PA to the late Carl and Arlene (Kuhn) Laverty. On June 22, 1974, she married William “Bill” Bockrath. He preceded her in death on August 14, 2017.
Survivors include two children: Rebecca “Becky” (Mark) Broxterman of Hamilton and Andrew “Andy” Bockrath of Ottawa; two grandchildren: Amber and Lindsay Broxterman. She was the American Mom to Hilko Bengen, Kathrin Kinzer and Frauke Kleinsorge, exchange students from Germany.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters: Marty Ann Laverty, Connie Laverty and Patricia Schwab.
Linda was a teacher for Continental Elementary and Columbus Grove Middle School until 2005. She had worked for the Continental EMS and Ottawa EMS. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, where she was a Minister of Praise and member of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia. She volunteered for the Red Cross, Child Conservation League and Putnam County Hospice. Linda loved following her granddaughters in their soccer and softball sporting events.
Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 20, 2023 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa with Fr. Scott Kramer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. on Sunday and 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. on Monday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa. A scripture service will be held at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Putnam County Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com