Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
Richard J. Boeckman, 92, of 112 S. Garfield St., Minster, died Oct. 13, 2009, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster.
He was born May 24, 1917, near Cassella to Joseph and Catherine Quinter Boeckman Cron. He married Alvira Moeller on Sept. 30, 1939, who died June 30, 1997.
Surviving are his children, James Boeckman, Dayton, Barbara (Jack) Wilson, Troy, Paul (Phyllis) Boeckman, Centerville, Mark (Florence) Boeckman, Buford, Ga., Ann (Ray) Bergman, Minster, Cathy (Wayne) Mullenix, Piqua, and Joseph (Jane) Boeckman, Columbus; three brothers, John Cron, George (Janet) Cron and Clete (Pauline) Cron; three sisters, Marcella Weitzel, Rosemary Fleck and Erma Klosterman; four sisters-in-law, Gwen Cron, Doris Moeller, Florentine Moeller and Ellen (Andy) Kramer; 16 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Irene; four brothers, Wilbert Boeckman, Joseph Boeckman, Ray Cron and Anthony Cron Jr.; a sister, Rita Moeller; and four infant children.
He worked as a mechanic and was the owner of the former Boeckman's Auto Center, Minster, and co-owner of the former Mobile Service, Minster. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council and Fraternal Order of Eagles, all in Minster, and Knights of St. John, Fort Loramie. He was a volunteer for the church, Minster Life Squad Bingo, Radio Maria, Lake Loramie Improvement Association and Naim of the North Catholic Widow and Widowers.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-9:45 a.m. Saturday at N.J. Hogenkamp Sons, Minster.
Contributions can be made to the Center for Neurological Development and Radio Maria.
Condolences can be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.