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Henry Otto Boedeker


Henry Otto Boedeker, 95, of Lowden, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at Wheatland Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, at Zion United Church of Christ with Pastor Stephen Stepp officiating. Burial will follow at the Van Horn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
Henry was born on Sept. 12, 1923, in rural Lowden, son of Deitrich and Mary (Deerberg) Boedeker. He married Shirley Jean Schilling on Dec. 20, 1947.
He is survived by daughter, Linda (Allen) Behrens; son, Dennis (Cheryl) Boedeker; grandchildren, Dean (Mandi) Behrens, Annette Behrens, Brian (Amber) Boedeker and Brad (Natalie) Boedeker; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Baal; sister-in-laws, Carol, Phyllis, and Eunice Boedeker; brothers-in-law, Walt (Fern) Schilling and Bill (Selma) Schilling; and many nieces and nephews.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley in 2001; siblings, Paul, Milda (in infancy), Chris, Richard, Donald and Norman Boedeker; brother-in-law, Bud Baal; and sisters-in-law, Helen (Jack) Dohrmann and Betty (Bill) Lee.
Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please direct online condolences to www.chapmanfh.com.
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