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Ruth Boehmer


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Ruth Boehmer

Parkston - Ruth Boehmer, 92, went to her heavenly home Monday, November 7 at Avera Bormann Manor in Parkston. Funeral mass will be Thursday, November 10 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm with a 7:30 pm prayer service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Parkston.

Ruth was born July 6, 1924 to Gotfried and Elizabeth (Dieterle) Hartman on the family homestead near Delmont, SD. She attended school in Delmont. She was united in marriage to Elmer Boehmer on October 1, 1946 in Parkston, SD. The couple made their home northeast of Parkston, SD, where they raised their family and farmed. Elmer died in 1984, but Ruth remained on the farm until December, 2015 when she moved into Avera Bormann Manor in Parkston. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altar Society and American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, embroidery and bowling.

Grateful for having shared her life are her 3 children: Lester (Carol) Boehmer of Sioux Falls; Doris (Barry) Wagner of Parkston; and Greg (Tammy) Boehmer of Eagle, NE; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Leota Fuerst of Sioux Falls and Eldora Dougherty of Ft. Pierre, SD.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer and 10 siblings.
Published in The Argus Leader on Nov. 9, 2016
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