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Robert Louis Boehmke

Tue, Dec 17th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Robert Louis Boehmke 84, of Rushford, Minn. died Friday, December 13, 2013 at Winona Health in Winona, Minn.

Robert was born Oct 5, 1929 in Wiscoy Township, Minn. to Carl and Hazel (Feine) Boehmke. He was baptized at St. JohnLutheranChurch in Hart, Minn. Robert grew up in Hart and attended St JohnParochial school. He farmed with his father at Hart for several years. He worked at Fiberite in Winona for a few years and then became a contractor working in the Rushford area for over 40 years. He loved working in his vegetable and flower garden, selling his produce and often times giving it away. He was a sports fan and loved cheering on his favorite teams: the Packers, Cubs and Twins, and also enjoyed following local sports teams. In his retirement he was busy watching the birds outside his window, putting puzzles together, and watching his flowers bloom. Robert belonged to St Mark Lutheran Church where he served on many church boards.

Survivors include his wife Maxine of 61 years, five children: Debra Manion of Big Lake, Minn., Gloria (Rich) Urbich of Minnesota City, Minn., Lynne (Allen) Eide of Savage, Minn,, Cindy (Tom) McManimon of Chatfield, Minn., and Scott Boehmke of Rushford. 3 sisters: Shirley Bublitz of Henderson Nev., Roberta Anderson of Rushford, Marcella Boehmke of Winona,Minn.; two brothers: Charles Boehmke of Rushford and Louis Boehmke of Lake City, Minn.; 11 grandchilden and 11 great grand children.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ellen; one grandchild, Kari Eide; Son-in-law Gerald Manion; and his parents.

The funeral service for Robert will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Rushford with the Rev. Merlin Stephan officiating. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. In keeping with his wishes, following the funeral service, Robert’s body will be cremated with burial of his cremated body this coming Spring at St. John (Brand) Cemetery in Hart, Minn.

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