Irene Ida Boedecker
Birth date: January 29, 1917
Death date: July 30, 2012
Irene Ida Boedecker, age 95, of Sheboygan Falls went home to be with her Lord on Monday July 30, 2012 at Sunny Ridge Nursing Home in Sheboygan.
She was born on January 29, 1917 in the Town of Herman daughter of the late Gustave and Eleanor (Semph) Roeder.
Irene attended the Schwartzwald School for eight years. On August 22, 1936 she married Calvin Boedecker at St. John Evangelical and Reformed Church in Schwartzwald where she was baptized and confirmed. He preceded her in death on July 6, 2009.
Irene and Calvin farmed on the Homestead in the Town of Herman for many years. She was a member of the Johnsonville Homemakers, the Senior Center Crafters and Painters of Howards Grove, and traveled with her husband SPEBSQSA conventions through out the years visiting every state with the exception of Alaska, they also found her way into Canada and Europe.
For numerous years she worked seasonally for HC Prange in the produce department. In her free time she enjoyed sewing robes for the Salvation Army, playing cards, and baking.
She was a member of Saron United Church of Christ in the Town of Sheboygan Falls were she was a member of the Ladies Aid and holding all offices.
Irene is survived by three children Eleanor (Harold) Herwig,of the Town of Herman, Vernon (Sharon) Boedecker of the Town of Sheboygan, Marvin (Susan) Boedecker of the Town of Herman, eleven grandchildren Marguerite (David) Briesch of the Town of Herman, Kathleen (Todd) Walber of Plymouth, Charlotte Herwig of the Town of Herman, Elizabeth (Edward) Depies of the Town of Herman, Andrew (Kathy) Boedecker Mainville, OH, Amanda Boedecker of the Town of Herman, Heather Boedecker of Melbourne, KY, Ben (Kristin) Butzen of Fond du Lac, Nichole (Andy) Akright of the Town of Herman, Jennifer (Joel) Propson of Chilton, Mark (Polly) Boedecker of Charolette, NC, 21 great grandchildren, a sister Dorothy (John) Liebman, a dear cousin Orbella Swanson, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Alfred and Shirley Boedecker. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Calvin, two brothers Glen Roeder and Calvin Olm, and two sisters Freda Koellmer and Ruth Kress, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Frederick and Sally Boedecker.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Monday, August 6, 2012 at Saron United Church of Christ in the Town of Sheboygan Falls with the Rev. Kathryn Kuhn officiating. Burial will follow in the Saron United Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 10 AM until the time of service.
The family would like to extend a special thank you the nurses and staff of Sunny Ridge Nursing Home for the wonderful care and concern shown to Irene and her family over the past years.
A memorial fund has been established in the name of Irene I. Boedecker.
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