Richard Joseph “Dick” Boeding, 93, of West Point, Iowa, passed away at 7:07 a.m. Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Southeast Iowa Regional Home Health and Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.
Born on February 6, 1929, in West Point, Iowa, the son of Edward H. and Irene (Strothman) Boeding. On August 27, 1952, he married Vera Watznauer at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Fort Madison, Iowa.
He is survived by his wife; five children: Deb (Ron) Holtkamp of Montrose, Russ (Connie) Boeding of Waterloo, Karen Boeding of Ankeny, Ed (Nancy) Boeding of Moberly, Missouri, Roger (Diana) Boeding of Moscow; six grandchildren: Jason (Nicole), Brian, Matthew, Michael, Katelyn and Ryan Boeding; three great grandchildren: Madison, Ella and Gracie Boeding and brother in-law: Harold Glasgow. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers: Lambert, Paulie, Bill, Charlie, Harry, Edward, Archie and Melvin Boeding; two sisters: Darlene Umthum and Rosemary Glasgow.
Dick was a member of Saint Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church, a 70 year member of West Point Knights of Columbus, the Tri-State Gun Club and National Rifle Association. He was a lifelong farmer. Dick enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and trap shooting where he won many awards.
Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point, Iowa, where the family will receive friends from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. and a Christian Wake Service held at 6:00 p.m.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at Saint Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, Iowa, with Father Dan Dorau as celebrant.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in West Point.
A memorial has been established in his memory for Saint Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church, Southeast Iowa Regional Home Health and Hospice House or West Point Fire and Rescue.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com. Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.