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Jennifer Joyce (Olander) Bock

February 11, 1943 ~ July 28, 2022 (age 79)

Obituary

Jennifer Joyce Bock, 79, of Bemidji, MN passed away at her home on July 28, 2022, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Bemidji.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service.  A luncheon at the church will be served after the service.  The burial will be at Turtle Lake Township Cemetery in Bemidji.

Jennifer was born February 11, 1943, in Crosby, MN.  She had a twin sister Janette that was born minutes after Jennifer but sadly only survived for 2 days.  She grew up living on Perry Lake in rural Crosby and loved to tell stories of her adventures on the lake.  She loved the water and fishing.

Jennifer married Donald A. Bock on August 4, 1960, and they made their home in Bemidji where they raised 5 sons.

She loved to sew, play the piano, and dance.  She was famous in the family for her breads, rolls, and donuts.  She loved to bake.  She also enjoyed fishing and camping with Don and her sons on Rainy and Kabetogama Lakes every summer.   She also loved gardening and canning.

Jennifer had the biggest heart you could imagine.  At age 23 she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and spent most of her life crippled and in pain.  But she never complained and was a wonderful mother to her 5 boys.

Jennifer loved visiting friends and family and seeing her grandkids.  She always had the biggest smile on her face when the grandkids came over.

When her sons were grown and started their own lives, she worked at Herberger’s in Bemidji for many years as a sales consultant.  She really enjoyed her time at Herberger’s.  

She is survived by her Husband Donald A. Bock; Son Steven (Christine) Bock of Cimmaron, KS; Son Darren (Marie) Bock of Bemidji, MN; Son Nathan (Shauna) Bock of Mounds View, MN; Daughter-in-law Debra Bock of Bemidji, MN; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Shayne M. Bock & Douglas D. Bock; Parents Olaf & Elda Olander; Brothers Merle, Frank, Gary, and Chris; Sisters Phillis, Mary and Janette.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
August 5, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church - Bemidji
123 29th St. NE
Bemidji, MN 56601

Funeral Service
Friday
August 5, 2022

11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church - Bemidji
123 29th St. NE
Bemidji, MN 56601

Interment
Friday
August 5, 2022

Turtle Lake Township Cemetery

Bemidji, MN 56601

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