LeRoy R. Boden
LeRoy R. Boden, 80, of Allenton entered into eternal peace on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 at the Samaritan Health Center, West Bend.
LeRoy was born Feb. 19, 1926 to Peter and Cora (nee Peters) Boden in Nabob, where he was also raised. LeRoy graduated from West Bend High School in 1943.
After high school, he married Clara Reinders on May 6, 1950 at St. Mathias Church in Nabob.
LeRoy later honorably served his country during the Korean Conflict with the United States Army.
He was a dedicated employee of the Gehl Co. for over 35 years, until his retirement on June 1, 1989.
On May 24, 1973, his wife, Clara, passed away. LeRoy later devoted his love to Lorraine F. Heilmann-Wulff on Sept. 24, 1976 at Sacred Heart Church in Allenton.
He was a proud member of Fohl Martin Post 483 American Legion, Resurrection Catholic Church in Allenton and the 25-year Hexelbank Club.
LeRoy enjoyed his time gardening, woodworking, traveling and bowling.
He also enjoyed sharing his love for fishing with Lorraine, in exchange for Lorraine sharing her love for dancing with LeRoy.
Above all, quality time spent with their family was their favorite pastime.
LeRoy will be deeply missed by his beloved wife and best friend, Lorraine; his stepchildren, Mary (David) Luening of Hartford and Michael (Karen) Wulff of Allenton; his grandchildren, Mike, Matt, Nick and Megan Wulff; and his siblings, Kathleen Wagner of Hartford, Gertrude Disler of West Bend, Raymond (Marcella) Boden of Hartford, Audrey Rosbeck of the town of Herman, Ralph (Ruth) Boden of Nenno and Patricia (William) Hart of Allenton; his mother-in-law, Leonarda Heilman; and his sister-in-law, Marge Baumann.
He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other special relatives and many dear friends.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Clara (nee Reinders); his siblings, Daniel (Patricia) Boden, Marilyn (Alex) Reinders and Kenneth Boden; his brothers-in-law, Fritz Wagner, Jacob Disler and Bob Rosbeck.
A Mass of Christian Burial to honor the life of LeRoy will be held on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church, 215 Main St., Allenton, with Father Richard J. Stoffel officiating.
Interment will take place on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Cemetery in West Bend.
Visitation with family and friends will be held at the church only on Monday from 3 until 6:45 p.m.
The family would like to extend their appreciation for memorials that are offered in honor of LeRoy to the Southeastern Wisconsin Alz-heimerís Association, 6130 W. National Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53214.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Muth and the staff on the third floor at Samaritan Health Center for the kind and loving care they gave to LeRoy.