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Richard C. Boehmke, 83

Richard C. Boehmke, born Feb. 6, 1937, in Belvidere, Ill., to William and Mary (Pfannenstill) Boehmke, passed away on Aug. 15, 2020, at home with his family. 

He lived in Crystal Lake, Ill., until his marriage to Betty (Hansman) Boehmke on Feb. 23, 1957, at Grace Lutheran Church, Woodstock. 

Dick worked at Union Special Corp. in Huntley for 38 years as a tool designer, and he taught more than 80 young men to be toolmakers. He loved to share his carpentry, electrical, and a myriad of other skills with anyone who wanted to learn. 

Dick was a dedicated member of Grace Lutheran Church, serving two terms on the Church Council and was always on a committee. After his retirement, he became a devoted volunteer with the Woodstock Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, and Faith in Action (now Senior Services).

He is survived by his wife, Betty; children, Susan (Glenn) Wayman and Philip Boehmke; his brother, Thomas Boehmke; his grandchildren, John (Laura) Wayman, Laura (Bill) Stanton Jr., Sarah (Kyle) Ewert, and Ryan (Allison) Wayman; his great-grandchildren, Annabelle, Ellabelle, Leah, and Shayla Stanton, Luke and Emma Wayman; sister-n-law, Judy Hansman; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved father-in-law, Armond Hansman; and his sister, Maxine; brothers-in-law, Ronald and Roger Hansman; and sister-n-law, Jackie Boehmke.

His family would like to thank JourneyCare for their assistance and understanding care.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave,, Woodstock, Ill. His memorial service will be private due to COVID-19 limitations.

Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Woodstock, Woodstock Food Pantry, or a charity or your choosing.

For information, contact the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 815-338-1710, or visit

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