Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bocklage, Paul Frederick 1938- 2018. Paul Frederick Bocklage

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bocklage, Paul Frederick 1938- 2018. Paul Frederick Bocklage

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Bocklage, Paul Frederick19382018. Paul Frederick Bocklage, 80, Washington, passed away Friday, September 14th, 2018 at New Haven Care Center. Paul, son of the late I.V. "Ike" Bocklage and wife Mary, nee Droege, was born May 23, 1938 in Washington. He received his early education at St. Francis Borgia Grade School and graduated from St. Francis Borgia High School in 1956. In 1960, he graduated from St. Louis University with a degree in Commerce and Finance. Paul was in the Air Force ROTC while at St. Louis University and after graduation he continued in the National Guard. He was stationed at Fort Gordon in Atlanta, Georgia. His superior officers valued the work he did in Military Police and Paul had the distinct honor of helping guard Air Force One overnight when President Eisenhower was in Atlanta for a golf tournament. He and his brother, Bob, became co-dealers of Washington Motor Company after their father retired. Paul helped to start the Washington School District Vocational School Mechanics Program, serving as training instructor and contributing needed equipment. They sold the dealership in 1978. Paul took classes in Real Estate and Real Estate Appraising in order to equip himself for a new pursuit. He received five licenses from the State of Missouri which included both an Agent and Broker License in Real Estate. Paul received the Senior Residential Appraiser designation from the Society of Real Estate Appraisers. He was Candidate Guidance Chair and Admission Chair and Senior Vice-President of the St. Louis Chapter of the Appraisal Institute which had 40,000 members at that time. In his roles as Special Representative from the St. Louis District, Paul attended regional meetings in New York and Denver, Colorado. In addition to Paul's "day job", he and his brother raised 60 to 90 head of beef cattle for about 30 years. …

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