Charles Frederick Boehme
Charles Frederick Boehme was born September 14, 1933, at home in Lebanon to Fredrick William Boehme and Pauline Ida (Braunschweig) Boehme. He was baptized the same day by the doctor. He was confirmed at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ashippun on May 25, 1947.
John 16:23b "Verily, verily I say unto you. Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name, He shall give it to you."
He graduated eighth grade on June 4, 1947, in Sugar Island. He graduated from Oconomowoc High School on June 7, 1951. Charles was married to Delores Latzke on August 9, 1953, in Pewaukee at Christ Lutheran Church.
Charles worked at Waukesha Motors in Waukesha and Seaman-Anwall in Ixonia, and then served in the Army for two years from 1954 to 1956.
Eighteen months of his service were spent in Frankfurt, Germany. He then worked at Dynex Rivett in Pewaukee for 40 years as an inspector, then machinist and later as a tool maker. He retired in 1998. He lived in Oconomowoc from 1953 to the present.
Charles and Delores had four children, Debora, Terry, Dean and Gail. He joined St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1962. He served St. Matthew’s on the church council, as Sunday school teacher, choir member and usher. Charles was instrumental in starting Lutheran Boy Pioneers at St. Matthew’s in 1970 and remained in their ranks for 45 years.
Charles in survived by his wife, Delores (Latzke) of 63 years; his children, Debora Luck, Terry (Debra) and Gail (Steve) Henning; four grandchildren, Kylene Luck, Jarrod Luck, Jessie (Henning) Gottwald and James "JD" Henning; one sister, Alice (Gerald) Geisthardt; and brothers-in-law Ludwig Porzky, Henry (Laura) Latzke, David (Jerrie) Latzke, Donald (Marilyn) Latzke and Waldemar (Norma) Latzke. He is also survived by many relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Dean; son-in-law Don Luck; sisters Lucile Sontag, Dolores Gartzke, Henrietta Burchardt and Minnie Porzky; and three brothers-in-law and three nephews.
Friends may visit on Thursday, May 11, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc, and again on Friday, May 12, from 12 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc. His final rest will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be sent to St. Matthew’s Boy Pioneers, St. Matthew’s Building Fund or AngelsGrace Hospice.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4459 or visit online atwww.schmidtandbartelt.com.