Nov. 28, 1944 - Oct. 5, 2013
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OSCEOLA - Robert E. Boocher, 68, passed away at 7:00 AM Saturday, October 5, 2013, at his home. He was employed with Zolman Tires. He previously worked as a drywall finisher and an independent truck driver. Bob was born on November 28, 1944, in Mishawaka, IN, to the late Raymond and Carol (Meyers) Boocher. On July 1, 1967, in Florida, he married Eleanor "Ellie" (Wright) Boocher, who survives. Along with his loving wife of 46 years, Ellie Boocher, he is also survived by two daughters, Kathy Ford-Boocher of Elkhart and Sis Davis of Buchanan; three sons, Raymond (Mendy) Boocher of Niles, Robert E. (Brenda) Boocher of Goshen and Terry Boocher of Osceola; thirteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; three sisters, Sue (Tom) Atherton of Mishawaka, Judy Rae (Jim) Bowers of Mishawaka and Peggy (Bill) Koontz of Osceola; and his brother, Jerry (Deb) Boocher of Elkhart. His brother, Donald Boocher, preceded him in death. Bob was a Vietnam War veteran serving in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion and a former member of the Kane Masonic Lodge, Elkhart. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at Cedar Road Missionary Church, 525 Cedar Road, Osceola, IN 46561. Rev. Jeff Truex, pastor of the church, will officiate. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 9:00 AM Wednesday until time of services. Graveside services and burial will take place at 12 noon Thursday, October 10, 2013, in Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI. Contributions in memory of Bob may be made to
, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, South Bend, is assisting the Boocher family with arrangements, and online condolences may be sent to them at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Oct. 8, 2013