H. Eugene Boogher, 98, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at The Gardens in Wapakoneta.|
He was born in 1918, to the late Herbert and Emma Metz Boogher. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita Cox Boogher.
He is survived by two children: Sally (Dan) McTish and Alan (Lynne) Boogher; two grandchildren: Ryan (Anna) McTish and Adam (Caroline) McTish; and two step-grandchildren: Michele Bruewer and James "Kirk" Bruewer.
Gene was a 1934 graduate of Blume High School in Wapakoneta and then graduated from Capital University with a degree in business, four years later. He worked with his father at A.G. Boogher and Son until his father's death in 1954. He continued to run the business until 1985, when his son, Alan, came in as a partner. He officially retired from the business in 1998.
Gene was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Montra, Ohio. He was a former bank director for Peoples National Bank and Fifth Third Bank and was a former member of Wapakoneta Eagles Lodge #691.
He loved watching Ohio State football and basketball and the Cincinnati Reds.
Pastor David Sanders will begin funeral services at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 17714 Montra Road, Jackson Center, Ohio. Visitation is Sunday, Jan. 1 from 3-6 p.m. at Shoffstall Funeral Home North Chapel, 115 N. Main St. Lakeview, and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial is in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta.
Memorial contributions may be given in his name to Emmanuel Lutheran Church or St. Rita's Hospice.
Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.
Published in Wapakoneta Daily News on Dec. 28, 2016