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Kenneth Boerger

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FORT LORAMIE — Kenneth H. Boerger, age 71, of Greenback Road, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at the Wilson Health Hospital ER in Sidney, Ohio.

He was born Nov. 30, 1947, in Celina, Ohio, to the late Edward and Emerita (Bruns) Boerger. On Jan. 3, 1970, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in St. Patrick, Ken married Monica M. (Hoying) Boerger, who survives.

Also surviving are four children, Craig and Lisa Boerger, of Fort Loramie, Jason and Theresa Boerger, of Fort Loramie, Kerri and Mark Lewis, of Centerville, and Kevin and Gina Boerger, of Fort Loramie; 14 grandchildren, Reece, Alex, Addison and Beau Boerger, Claire and Jackson Boerger, Evan, Madison and Olivia Lewis, Nathan, Ella, Tessa, Lea and Ava Boerger; four siblings, Thomas and Jeanne Boerger, of Fort Loramie, Linda and Jim Roesser, of Moraine, Shirley and Tim Berning, of St. Patrick, and JoAnn and Mike Martin, of Fort Loramie as well as sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha Heitkamp, of Maria Stein, Mary Jean and Jim Heitbrink, of Minster, Lois Drees, of Vandalia, Sister Jean Rene Hoying, of Salem Heights, Diane Gels, of Columbus, Dave and Helen Hoying, of St. Patrick, Tom and Rosemary Koverman, of St. Marys, and Rita and Dennis Sollmann, of Sidney.

He was preceded in death by infant siblings, Mary and Michael Boerger and three brothers-in-law, Thomas Heitkamp, Bill Drees and Bill Gels.

Mr. Boerger was a 1965 graduate of Fort Loramie High School. He served six years in the Army National Guard of Ohio and had been stationed in the 1483d Transportation Company based in Covington.

Ken was engaged in dairy and grain farming all of his working life. He officially retired in 2016 yet still enjoyed visiting and helping out on the Boerger family farm. Since retiring, Ken also worked part time at Church Side Doors & Trim in Fort Loramie.

He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael Knights of St. John, the Fort Loramie American Legion (past commander), Fort Loramie Booster Club and Football Grounds Crew. He also belonged to the Minster Fraternal Order of Eagles and Celina Moose Lodge.

Ken enjoyed vacations with friends and family, Fort Loramie sports and following his grandchildren's events. He was known to be a willing and helpful volunteer whenever needed.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery.

Friends may call Wednesday 2 to 8p.m. and Thursday 9 to 10 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.

Memorials may be made to the Redskin Memorial Park or .

Private condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.


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Published in Sidney Daily News from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2019
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