In Memory of Kathryn Boedeker
Kathryn Ilene "Kathy" Boedeker, 71, Almena of died Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Care and Rehab-Cumberland, after a long and hard-fought battle with dementia. Kathy was born July 27, 1948, in Ladysmith, WI to Thomas and Ivy (Pearson) Grunseth. She grew up on the family farm in Ingriam, WI.
After she graduated from Flambeau High School, she moved to Cumberland, WI where she met the love of her life, Gary Boedeker. They were married in Glen Flora Lutheran Church on February 3, 1968. Kathy remained a devoted wife for 35 years until the untimely passing of her husband on January 12, 2003. They had two daughters together.
Although Kathy was considered a housewife, she was heavily involved in Gary's construction business and continued with it for several years after his passing. She was also a village reporter, census taker, and a creative artist. She is best known for her original concept of the VFW Memorial in Almena, WI. Kathy was a generous volunteer to the VFW Auxiliary Post 8512.
She is survived by her two daughters, Sheri Boedeker, and Mindi Miller; three grandchildren, Courtney, Jake and Jamie; one great-granddaughter, Keli; her siblings: Ron (Mary) Grunseth, Jill Grunseth, Thomas (Nancy) Grunseth, Ben (Vonnie) Grunseth, Arlie Grunseth, Scott (Debbie) Grunseth, and Carrie (Mike) Opachan; sister-in-law, Sharon (Jim) Roland; aunts: Gladys Lieffring, Joyce Flesch, and JoAnn Pearson; uncle, Freddie (Jan) Pearson; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 PM Sunday, August 11, 2019, at the Veterans Memorial Park in Almena, WI. She will be interned t at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner, WI, on August 12th, 2019 at 3 PM.
Skinner Funeral Home is serving the family.