Dr. Timothy  Bockenstedt
Dr. Timothy James Bockenstedt, 67, of Burlington, died at 2:45 AM Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at his home.

Born April 14, 1952, in Dubuque, IA, he was the son of Arnold Charles and Esther Marcella Steffen Bockenstedt. On June 28, 1980, he married Kristi Lee Blaylock in Dyersville, IA.

He graduated from Western Dubuque High School in 1970. He graduated from Loras College in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science. He then attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and graduated in 1978 with his D.D.S. He completed his certificate in Periodontics at the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry in 1980.

Dr. Bockenstedt owned and operated a periodontal practice in Burlington for 35 years and had a satellite office in Ottumwa.
He was a lifetime member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Midwest Society of Periodontology and the Iowa Dental Association where he served as a trustee representing the Southeast Iowa district. He was a past president of the Southeast Iowa District and the Des Moines County Dental Societies.

Tim was of the Catholic faith. He enjoyed landscaping, gardening, playing golf, reading historical and non-fiction books and interacting with his dental patients. He was an avid Hawkeye fan who enjoyed spending Saturdays in the fall at Kinnick Stadium with his children and friends. His most cherished roles in life were those of husband, father and most recently "Grandpa" to Emmett.

Survivors include his wife, Kristi of Burlington; two sons, Kyle Bockenstedt of Kansas City, MO and Patrick (Jessica) Bockenstedt of Columbus, OH; one grandchild, Emmett Michael Bockenstedt of Columbus, OH; five sisters, Dianne (Ken) Heying of Sioux City, IA, Virginia (Dennis) Skelton of Green Valley, AZ, Joan Bockenstedt of Omaha, NE, Cathy (Dave) Mix of Cedar Falls, IA, and June (Gerry) Mello of Middleton, WI; seven brothers, Ronald (Jan) Bockenstedt of Waterloo, IA, Daniel Bockenstedt of Dyersville, IA, Allen Bockenstedt of Dyersville, IA, Terry (Gloria) Bockenstedt of Dyersville, IA, Arnold (Sandy) Bockenstedt, Jr. of Delhi, IA, Carl (Leslie) Bockenstedt of Springville, Utah and Scott Bockenstedt of Willard, NC; one brother-in-law, Randy (Barbara) Blaylock of Sigourney, IA; one sister-in-law, Kathi Blaylock of Leawood, KS; his mother-in-law, Irene Blaylock of South English, IA and 46 nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law Joel Huth, nephew Christopher Skelton and father-in-law Leon Blaylock.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

Visitation will be from noon until 7:00 PM with the family to receive family and friends at 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday, March 6, 2020 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The Celebration of Life for Dr. Bockenstedt will be 11:00 AM Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Mr. Jeff Walters officiating. A time of food and fellowship will be held at the Burlington Golf Club following the service for family and friends. Burial in Church of the Brethren Cemetery, near South English, IA, will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Dr. Timothy J. Bockenstedt Memorial Scholarship Fund to be used for a Burlington High School graduate attending the University of Iowa.

Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Timothy's obituary at www.prughthielencares.com.
Published on February 7, 2020



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Jill Witherbee-Scofield
Feb 17, 2020
I was sad to hear of Dr. Bockenstedt passing. To his wife, you and your husband gave me a job as a dental assistant back in 1983. I moved to Burlington from Minneapolis MN, and you were both very gracious to me. It was a great experience working for Dr. Bockenstedt, I still tell how we would pack up his Jetta and drive our "office" to Ottumwa on Wednesdays. He was a very nice dentist to his patients and his staff! My deepest condolences to his family.
Brenda Miller
Feb 11, 2020
Kristi I am so sorry for your loss! My heart breaks for you and the boys. What a wonderful Dr as I remember my nearly 30 years of being his patient! The two of you took such special time with me and I have missed our visits every since you retired. Think of you often, loved you both, and will always hold a spot in my heart for you! Oh how can this be true? Dear Lord wrap your arms around Kristi and the boys and hold them tight. Love you so much!
Deb and Don Morin
Feb 08, 2020
We are so sorry to hear about your loss He was a great man went to him many years until he retired always love talking to him That is way to young we are so sorry our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Kirsten Otte
Feb 07, 2020
I was heartbroken to hear of Dr Bockenstedt’s passing. I was only a patient for a couple of years but I greatly enjoyed my visits and our conversations. I have thought of him often since his retirement and will carry fond memories.