Wendelin N. Boeckmann, 92
Aug. 1, 1920 - Jan. 11, 2013
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at St. Mary's Help of Christians Catholic Church in St. Augusta for Wendelin Boeckmann, 92, of St. Augusta who died Friday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Robert Rolfes will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives may call Wednesday from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
Wendelin was born in St. Nicholas to Joseph and Barbara (Nies) Boeckmann. On June 18, 1946 he married Ruth Botz at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Wendelin owned and operated Boeckmann Construction Company; he built quality homes with love. He was a member of St. Mary's Help of Christians Catholic Church, where he volunteered often. Wendelin was also a member of St. Augusta Lions
Club. Wendelin was strong in his faith, and taught his family to be strong in their faith. Wendelin was a mechanic, welder, and a jack of all trades. He was a colorful person; in his younger years he was a welder on a ship
from Alaska to Greenland, and later in his 60's he was flying ultra-light airplanes. He was never afraid of a new adventure. Wendelin loved deer hunting in Wyoming, fishing, playing cards, and gardening. Most of all he was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Wendelin is survived by his children, Robert of St. Augusta, Karen (Larry) Kedrowski of St. Augusta, Susan Zenzen of St. Cloud, Linda (Jim) Blaisdell of Pierz, Jeanie (Don) Pederson of Pine River, Kathy Boeckmann of St. Cloud,
Gary (Theresa) of Pequot Lakes, Nancy Boeckmann of Foley; brother, Elmer (Marcella) Boeckmann; 29 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Wendelin was preceded in death by his parents ; wife, Ruth on May 5, 2012; and ten siblings.