In memory of

Ruth Boeckman

May 5, 1938 - November 18, 2019
From: Wall Lake, IA
Ruth Boeckman

Ruth Boeckman

Born: May 5, 1938
Died: November 18, 2019
Age: 81
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   Ruth Elaine Boeckman passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019, at Twilight Acres Nursing Home in Wall Lake, IA. Ruth was born in Carroll, IA on May 5, 1938, the daughter of Henry and Hilaria Pick. 

   Ruth grew up on a farm west of Breda, IA, and graduated from St. Bernard Catholic School in Breda in 1956.  On August 23, 1958, she married Raphael (Ray) Boeckman at St. Bernard Catholic Church with Father Hausman officiating. After marriage, they lived in Wall Lake where they raised their two daughters. During her lifetime, she worked at Woolworths in Carroll, IA, at National Oats in Wall Lake and for 27 years she worked as a teacher's aide at Wall Lake Community School. 

   Ruth enjoyed decorating for holidays, tending her flower garden that she took great pride in and watching the purple martins. Freezing sweet corn and making salsa was always a family event enjoyed by all.     

   Ruth is survived by her husband, Ray Boeckman; children: Vicki (Kirk) Thiel of Omaha, NE, Susan (Don) Wheeler of Omaha, NE; grandchildren: Matt (Becca) Thiel, Tom (Katie) Thiel, Rob Wheeler, Jeff Wheeler and Stacy (fiancé Ben Heusinkvelt) Thiel all of Omaha, NE; great-grandchildren: Hudson and Hadley Thiel, Ryan and Cole Thiel; sister Arlene Fisher of Carter Lake, IA; brothers and sisters-in-law: Morris Boeckman of Wall Lake, IA, Gene (Pat) Boeckman of Lake View, IA, Ione (Jim) Schreck of Sioux City, IA, Agnes (Wilber) Wiederin of Lake City, IA, Marie Lowe of Maple River, IA, Roni (Norm) Hanson of Carroll, IA, Pat (Louie) Haverman of Carroll, IA, Paul (Cheri) Boeckman of Boone, IA; many extended family members and friends.

   Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Hilaria Pick; brothers and sisters-in-law: James Fisher, Gabe Boeckman, Jean Boeckman, Mary Sue Boeckman, Merlin Lowe, Donna Mae Boeckman, Michael Boeckman, and Joseph Boeckman. 

10:30 a.m., Friday
November 22, 2019
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday
November 21, 2019
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Wall Lake, Iowa

Rosary at 7:00 p.m.
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10:18 AM
“Ruth was special to me, as I got to know her better, we would talk about anything.I made her smile and she'd make me laugh. She will be missed very much. I'm so happy and lucky that the Lord crossed our paths. God bless you all. ”
- Mardi Mohrhauser
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10:18 AM
“Sending you all love and prayers! ”
- Cassandra Boeckman
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 2:41 PM
“Deepest sympathies to Ruth's family”
- Tami Auen
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 2:41 PM
“To the Boeckman family I am sorry for your loss.
- Verma Jean Pick
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 2:41 PM
“We just heard the news and we are so sorry. We received news on way to Virginia Beach for the holidays. Wish we could be there for you. Our prayers and sympathy”
- John and Cindy Schwarzkopf
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 9:25 AM
“My thoughts and prayers for your family
I'm si sorry. ”
- Kim Boeckman Bauman
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 9:24 AM
“Extending Deepest Sympathy to Ruth's family from the Richard Nieland Family, may she rest in peace.”
- Carleen Schwieso
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 1:55 PM
“Ray and family so sorry to hear about Ruth-she suffered long enough and is now at peace. ”
- Vern and Mary Bruening
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