Silverius Kockelman

Oct. 12, 1943-May 23, 2013

CANBY – Services for Silverius “Silve” Kockelman, 69, of Watertown, S.D., formerly of Canby, MN, will be at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Canby. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday at Birk Funeral Home in Canby with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the church. Burial will be in Florida Lutheran Cemetery, rural Canby. Military honors will be provided by Peden-Cole American Legion Post 109 of Gary, S.D., and Canby Military Honor Guard.

He died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at his home.

He was born Oct. 12, 1943, the son of Nicholas and Susan (Schmitt) Kockelman.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Karen of Watertown; three children, Rusty Kockelman of Harrisburg, S.D., Lori Nosbush of Gary and Jeff Lokken of Canby; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Pauline Oellien of Canby, Audrey Citterman of Ivanhoe and Elaine Dritz of Porter; and one brother-in-law.