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Elmer E. Boocher

Born: Mon., May 15, 1933
Died: Thu., Mar. 21, 2019


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 24, 2019
Location: Hanley and Sons

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Mar. 25, 2019
Location: Hanley and Sons

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  Elmer E. Boocher, 85, of South Bend, passed away on Thursday, March 21st, in his home surrounded by his loving family, following an extended illness.

  Elmer was born in South Bend on May 15, 1933, to the late Wallace Boocher and Mary (Elbode-Boocher) Hauger.

  On February 24, 1962, in South Bend, Elmer married Margaret A. Drzewiecki. Margie survives along with their daughter, Andrea Edholm  (Curt Willamowski), their sons, Gerard (Susan) Boocher, Wayne (Lisa) Boocher, all of South Bend and Keith (Kim) Korn of Clearwater, FL, his loving grandchildren; Alexandra (Keith) Stephens, Brianna Edholm, Joshua (Briana) Edholm, Jacob (Cecilla) Boocher, Zachary Boocher, Katelyn Boocher, Cassandra (Dylan) Rossman, Patrick Boocher, Rachel (Eric) Lambert, Jennifer (Christopher) Hinshaw and Harley Boocher, along with great-grandchildren; Bella, Mackenzie, Scarlet, Ezra, Melody, Lincoln and Grimsley. Elmer is also survived by his sister, Leona Fisher of MO. and sister-in-law, Pat Boocher of Mishawaka, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Claude Hauger, sister, Irene Anderson, brothers, Lloyd, Richard, James Boocher, a granddaughter, Sydney Boocher and son-in-law, Robert Edholm.

  Elmer was a employed at Midland Engineering prior to owning Elmer Boocher Construction, retiring in 2000. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, serving on the U.S.S. Oriskany.

  He was very active with the Boy Scouts, loved woodworking, very active with St. Adalbert Catholic Church, Little League Umpire at Southeast Little League, traveling and especially spending time with his family. Elmer was a member of VFW Post 9820 in South Bend.

  In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions be made in Elmer’s name to Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago Unit, 221 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60707 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

  Visitation for Elmer will be on Sunday, March 24th from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” located at 23421 State Road 23, South Bend.

  The Funeral Service will take place on Monday, March 25th at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Fr. Daryl Rybicki, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, South Bend.

  The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home handled arrangement, services and extends its deepest sympathy to the Boocher family.

  Condolences may be expressed at our website:www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhome.com

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Sally Luebben
   Posted Fri March 22, 2019
I'm so very sorry to hear of Elmer's passing. He was a wonderful man whom I remember fondly. I always felt welcomed in the Boocher home. He cared about the friends of his kids like they were part of the family. Payers are for you all. May you know the peace and comfort of our Lord and rest in the knowledge that you'll see Elmer again. I love you all and wish I could hug you and be there in person. Please know my heart is with you. Ed sends his heart felt condolences, too. ~Sally

Paula Fisher Berntsen
   Posted Fri March 22, 2019
Another limb has fallen from the family tree. I will remember the best of times, the laughter and a good life. I will cling to those you left behind as we walk through old memories.

   Posted Fri March 22, 2019

Robert Nawrocki
   Posted Sat March 23, 2019
The Big Guy Built My First store at lSample and mayflower Bobs Super Store

What a Guy ,,R I P My Friend Bob Nawrocki

Jennifer Short
   Posted Sat March 23, 2019
Dear Margie and family,
My prayers and love are sent to all of you. Words cannot
express how sorry I was to hear of your loss. You are always
in my thoughts!

Jim & Margaret Ann Bickett
   Posted Sun March 24, 2019
We are very sorry for your loss and you have our deepest sympathy. Unfortunately, we are out of town and unable to be with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Jim & Margaret Ann

Kathy Wisniewski
   Posted Sun March 24, 2019
Dear Marge & Family,

You have our deepest sympathy. We were so sorry read of Elmer's passing.
We will always remember the Church Committee and the times spent together many years ago. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Joe & Kathy Wisniewski

Bill & Donna (Swoverland) Murray
   Posted Mon March 25, 2019
Dear Mrs. Boocher & Family,
We are so sad to hear of your loss. We feel honored having known Mr Boocher. We greatly respected him.
Sorry we are out of town. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
God Bless you!

Tommy Leszcz
   Posted Tue March 26, 2019
Take comfort in knowing that now you have another Special Guardian Angel to watch over you !

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