Christopher John Bok, 44, of North Liberty died Sunday, May 29, 2011, after living each day to the fullest and giving the gift of humor to everyone he met. A celebration of Chris’ life will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Coralville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Miracle Burn Camp, c/o the Burn Treatment center, c/o Alison Pauley, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242. Lensing Funeral and Cremation Services in Iowa City is handling arrangements.
Chris was born in Iowa City, Iowa on Aug. 29, 1966, to Barbara Bok and John Brumley. He was later adopted by his loving mentor and father, Paul Bok, and he began his adventurous life as a green beret’s son. Chris grew up in Iowa, Chicago, North Carolina, Germany and Ayer, Mass., where he graduated high school and immediately followed in his father’s footsteps and chose to service his country in the Air Force.
Chris found his true calling in 1985 as a firefighter, first for the Air Force and then in 1993, he became part of the Iowa City Department.
Chris is survived by his wife, Karen, and children Elizabeth, Jane and Wyatt; his mother Barb of North Liberty; his lifelong friend Kevin (Kim) Galske, his father, John (Mona) Brumley, of Riverside; sister Diane (Curt) Beckler of Tiffin and many other family and friends who Chris was so grateful to have.
Chris was preceded in death by his father Paul Bok; a brother, Scott Brumley and a special grandfather, Ed Brumley.
Online condolences may be directed at lensingfuneral.com