Laura Elizabeth Bockenkamp

November 30, 1966 ~ March 30, 2023

Born in: St. Louis, MO
Resided in: Desloge, MO

Laura Elizabeth (Willard) Bockenkamp, 56, of Desloge, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis on Thursday, March 30, 2023. She was born Wednesday, November 30, 1966, in St. Louis, to Frederick and Brenda (Jones) Willard.

Laura loved life, family, and friends, during her down times she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, listening to music, vacationing at the beach, and just taking rides through the country roads. She was a member of the Terre Du Lac Garden Club and enjoyed gardening but most of all, her pride and joy were her grandchildren that she loved spending time with.

She was preceded in death by her father Frederick “Fred” Willard; brother, Gregory Willard; sister in-law Stacy Bockenkamp; grandparents; several aunts, uncles, and cousins also preceded her.

Laura is survived by her husband of 27 years,  Donald “Scott” Bockenkamp, loving mother, Brenda (Jones) Willard; three loving children; Erica (Bockenkamp) Wigger, husband John; Brianna Bockenkamp and significant other Patrick Mahurin; Gregory Scott Bockenkamp; two grandchildren, Austin and Iris; three brothers, Jeffrey Willard and wife Diana (Grimes); Matthew Willard and wife Joël (Lappe); Aaron Willard and wife Tammy (Martin); in-laws Donald “Boo” & Patricia Bockenkamp; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her special group of ladies she had a long time friendship with till the end. Laura will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Thursday, April 6, 2023, from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00P.M. Funeral service will be Friday, April 7, 2023, at 10 A.M. with Josh Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Germania Cemetery in Bonne Terre. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.


Visitation: Thursday, April 6, 2023
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Desloge
1116 N Desloge Dr.
Desloge, Missouri 63601

Funeral Service: Friday, April 7, 2023
10:00 am

C.Z. Boyer & Son - Desloge
1116 N Desloge Dr.
Desloge, Missouri 63601

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    • I for your loss I remember Laura being such a sweet and beautiful girl .I’ll always remember her. Beautiful smile and her sweet kindness in .her heart ♥

  1. So very sorry. She and I exchanged crochet patterns and had FB talks about crocheting. Now free of her pain and suffering. May God Bless Her! Karen Eaton-Hinz

  2. Candle 2Laura you will be miss so much! You always had a smile on your face and a laugh that could light up a room. I’m blessed to have know you. Fly high Laura.

  3. Candle 2Laura was a great friend and fought a hard fight. She will be missed. Prayers for her family and friends.

  4. I’m so sorry my friend but now you are not suffering thank you for always being there for me I’m going to miss you so much

  5. Candle 4You fought a good fight Laura, now it’s time to rest in peace. My prayers go out to her family and friends

  6. Candle 8Laura will always be in my memories and in my heart. I remember her borrowing my reading glasses one night and we laughed so hard because they made her “look like Mrs. Beasly” you older people will know who that is.
    She was so much fun and tried to keep her since of humor even in her last days. She fought a long fight with many demon’s but never just gave up! I will NEVER NEVER forget you Laura!
    Rest easy my friend…..prayers to the Bockenkamp and Willard families🙏

    • Agree she indeed was the best of friends I loved her she always made everything light she was extremely kind lady she deserves special accolades, for this was a wonderful mama also besides a tremendous, marvelous friend love to you Laura I pray for you peace GOD’s Blessings for y’all 🙏🙏

  7. Wifie I know you are pain free and in a better place but all that knew you are heart broken that you are gone. I will never forget the friendship we had and what you meant to me. I love you my angel.

  8. Prayers for all of Laura’s family and friends.
    I always enjoyed being in her company. I’m glad she is not suffering anymore.

  9. So very sorry to the friends and family of this beautiful lady. Prayers for comfort at this difficult time.

  10. So sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to Laura’s family and friends. She was such a beautiful person.

  11. So sorry ,Brenda ,Laura was a sweet ,beautiful young woman and she will be missed by so many people

  12. Candle 8The Willards were our wonderful neighbors, and we loved them all!! Outstanding people! And Laura was just the “apple of our eye!” She was SO cute, happy, friendly and always smiling! Bless her heart–I know she has been in SO much pain over these recent years. I am heartbroken for all of you. I hope that Brenda, Scott and their children and grandchildren can feel the love, hugs, and prayers that I am sending. Blessings to all.

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