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STANLEY BOKELMANN(1923 - 2014)

STANLEY BOKELMANN Stanley Otto Bokelmann passed away in Las Vegas, Jan. 28, 2014. Stan was born in Roselle, Ill., to Henry and Louise Bokelmann, Feb. 3, 1923. A World War II veteran, he served three years in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a radio operator on a B-24 photo plane flying in the South Pacific. It was one of the first crews to map Leyte Island in preparation for McArthur's return invasion of the Philippines and for which the crew was awarded the Air Medal. In 1949, he earned a BS from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in construction engineering and an MBA from UNLV in 1971. Previous experiences in Madison, Wis. as a general contractor, construction supervisor and project architect brought him to Las Vegas in 1963, where he became the first director of new school construction for the Clark County School District. In this position, that he held from 1963 until 1978, he supervised a construction planning and inspection staff. During this time, 53 new schools were completed. He subsequently established Bokelmann Consulting Services, specializing in problem-free roof systems through investigation, inspection, research and design, consistent with energy conservation. Until his retirement at age 80, he also performed quality control for the purpose of establishing roof maintenance procedures. His articles on roofing and energy conservation were featured in several national publications. One of his position papers on the problems of roofing in the southwest resulted in widespread distribution. He was affiliated with the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM), Urethane Foam Contractors' Association (UFCA), American Arbitration Association (AAA) and Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) in which he served a term as president. One of his favorite pastimes was designing and creating a desert landscape in his back yard that won two awards and became a tortoise habitat. He skied until he was 70 years old and also enjoyed playing golf and softball. He was an active member of the Las Vegas Senior Softball Club and played until the age of 80. He is survived by his wife, of 67 years, Dorothy; his daughters, Beth Sylvester (Don) and Jean Bokelmann (Mark Kriner); twin sons, John (Kris) and Bill (Pam) Bokelmann; grandsons, Sonny and Tanner Rosenthal, Sean and Kevin Bokelmann, Ryan Kelley, Sean and James Donnelly; and granddaughter, Lauren Bokelmann. Services will be private. Donations may be made to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741.
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