RINGWOOD – John Ervin Boeker, 54, of Ringwood, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at home.
He was born Jan. 24, 1958, in Woodstock, to John V. and Katharina (Ficken) Boeker.
John worked in the refractory business for many years, most recently for Empire Solutions of Grand Rapids, Mich. John enjoyed hunting, fishing and times spent with many family members and friends over the years.
Survivors include his father, John V. Boeker of Ringwood; sister, Judy (Mark) Mergele of Ringwood; his special nephews, Matt Mergele of Ringwood and Zac DuPlain of Wonder Lake; and numerous wonderful cousins, aunts and uncles and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother; and maternal and paternal grandparents.
Services will be private. Arrangements are being made by Colonial Funeral Home in McHenry. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010, or the
for Lymphoma Research, 200 Green St., McHenry, IL 60050.