Richard ‘Dickie’ R. Boehmke

Oct. 3, 1934 – Jan. 20, 2014

Richard R. Boehmke of Dousman died on Monday, January 20, 2014, at Clement J. Zablocki Veteran’s Hospital in Milwaukee at the age of 79 years.

Dickie was born on October 3, 1934, in Waukesha, the son of Frank and Frances (nee Dick) Boehmke.

He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and later went on to work for Amron Corp. until his retirement. Dick was a former member of the Fort Atkinson Eagles Club, the Waukesha Eagles Aerie 453, the Dousman American Legion Post 405 and the Waukesha County Detachment #355 Marine Corps League. He was also a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and active in the church choir.

Richard is survived by his daughter, Christine (Kenneth) Lounds; his siblings, Mary Wilkie of Waukesha, David Boehmke of Montello, Susan Kocher of Waukesha and Barbara (Robert) Dunn of Upland, Calif.; his sister-in-law, Emily Spaller of Portage; and dear niece, Jeri (Bill) Schuster of Germantown. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruthie; his sister, Anna; brother Frank “Jim”; his brother-in-law, Russell; and his dear companion, “Bert” the cat.

The visitation for Richard will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Bill Key will officiate. Burial with full military honors will immediately follow at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery, Milwaukee.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit, or call 542-6609.