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Gerald Hockman
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Gerald Hockman

Age 78 of Owosso passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at his home.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10am, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at St. Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Michael O'Brien officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Nelson-House Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2pm to 8pm with a rosary prayed at 7pm.

Gerald was born March 1, 1939 in Jackson, the son of Thomas and Helen (Konopka) Hockman.

He graduated from St. Mary Catholic High School in Jackson, class of 1956, graduated from St. Joseph College in Princeton, NJ in 1959, earned a Bachelor's of Philosophy from Immaculate Mary Seminary in 1963, a Masters of Divinity from Immaculate Mary Seminary in 1966 and a Masters of Religious Education from Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. in 1971.

He married Shelah Bellis June 16, 1970.

Gerald began his career at Good Counsel H.S. in Washington D.C. from 1967-1972 teaching religious education and Latin. He worked as Director of Religious Education at St. John Vianney in Flint from 1972-1981. He was an active and passionate member of St. Paul Catholic Church where he was also employed as Director of Religious Education from 1981-2006. He was a living example of his faith and will be dearly missed.  

Gerald is survived by his wife Shelah; sons Matthew (Kristin) Hockman and Jonathan (Mary) Hockman; grandchildren Hayden, Lucy, Jacob, Kyle, Ryan and Emily; brother Robert (Ann) Hockman; sister Rita Coontz; sister-in-law Margaret Hockman; several nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends.

He was predeceased by his brother Thomas Hockman Jr. and grandchildren Alaina Hockman.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Paul Church.

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Owosso, MI 48867

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Owosso, MI 48867

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