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Dale B. Boddeker


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Dale B. Boddeker Obituary
DALE B. BODDEKER 1928 - 2018 Dale B. Boddeker, 89 years old, passed into God's arms on Monday, July 16, 2018, at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. Dale, a Chicago native, born on September 14, 1928, was a devout Christian and loved sharing the Gospel with most anyone who crossed his life path. He was a devoted husband, father, chemist, business owner, U.S. Army Veteran, and in recent years, an author. His manuscript, entitled "His Shed Blood" will be posthumously published. Dale was an active member of Calvary Church in Naperville, IL, where he served on the Deacon Board and remained a Deacon Emeritus. He and his wife, Misty, with whom he was married to for almost 69 years, led Fellowship Group meetings and prayed with church members, as altar counselors, for over 30 years. In December 2016, Dale and Misty were prompted by the Lord to become Catholic. Fr. William Byrne of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, Maryland, led them to what they both wanted, which was more of Jesus through the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick and the Eucharist. Dale requested a Catholic funeral. On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Fr. Elias Henritzy, O.P., of St. Mary Parish in New Haven, CT, (the founding church for the Knights of Columbus), officiated a moving, sacred funeral mass. On Monday, July 23, 2018, a second funeral was held for Dale at Calvary Church in Naperville, IL, beautifully officiated by Pastor Rich Wooten. Mr. Dan Bredesen sang. Dr. Martin Waugh and April Boddeker Waugh both made loving remarks. Many friends and family from around the country graciously gathered to remember a life so well lived. Dale was buried at Mt. Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst, IL, on Monday, July 23, 2018, with full military honors and Christian prayer. Dale loved his family, his church affiliations, his friends, and his community. He enjoyed playing the piano, reading the Bible daily, and drawing. Dale gave generously of his time, talents, and resources to those in need. He is survived by his wife, Misty Boddeker of Plainfield, IL; his daughter, April Boddeker Waugh and son-in-law, Dr. Martin E. Waugh of both Washington, DC and East Haven, CT. Dale's hope and prayer was that all would come to know the Lord Jesus Christ; Romans 10:9-10.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Sept. 14, 2018
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