Larry “Fred” Boeckman, 66, of Breda, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 30, 2020.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breda. The celebrant will be Father Timothy Friedrichsen. Lectors will be Theresa Boeckman and Kris Boeckman. Honorary casket bearers will be Mark Banovic, Chris “Boze” Nieland, Kristy “Kwee” McDermott, Michael O’Keeffe, Patrick O’Keeffe, Dr. James O’Keeffe, Mark “Spark” Tiefenthaler, Loren Dentlinger, Danny Tiefenthaler, Pam Dunn and Bev Bruning. Casket bearers will be Bob “Beke” Boeckman, Ray Lenz, Dale Tiefenthaler, Dean Boeckman, Daryl Boeckman, Doug Brincks, Dean Stork and Herm Nieland. A livestream of the Mass will be available at the time of the service on the Christ The King Catholic Community-St. Bernard’s Catholic Church Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/ChristTheKingCathollicCommunityBredaIowa/.
The public is invited to attend the committal service at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Bernard Cemetery in Breda and are invited to participate in the funeral procession from St. Bernard Church following Mass.
A public visitation, with no family present, will be held from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Sharp Funeral Home in Breda. Those in attendance will be required to practice social distancing, and masks are recommended.
Those wishing to mail memorials may send to Larry Boeckman Family, C/O Sharp Funeral Home, 226 W. 8th St., Carroll, IA 51401. Memorials will be directed to the Breda Community Pool Project and St. Anthony Regional Cancer Center. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sharp Funeral Home in Breda, and online condolences may be left for Larry’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.
Larry “Fred” Boeckman was born on April 17, 1954, to Duane and Madonna Boeckman of Breda, Iowa. He was a graduate of St. Bernard High School in 1972. Larry was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Jeanne (Determan) Boeckman, on Oct. 18, 1974, and fathered four children, who were his absolute pride and joy.
Larry worked alongside his father in his feed business as well as a hog buyer for Western Iowa Pork until its closing in 1985.
In 1986, he was given the opportunity to work for Ray Lenz in the insurance industry... an opportunity that changed his life. Fred was faithful to the business until his retirement in April 2020. His time at Lenz Insurance allowed him to pursue his lifelong dream and build his own farm business, which was a dream-come-true to him.
In 1993, alongside his friends, they took a chance and pioneered the building of The Breda Golf Course. He will forever be a staple of the golf course and his beloved hometown of Breda.
Fred died suddenly on Thursday, July 30, doing what he loved more than life itself, golfing with his buddies. If you knew Fred, you know he rarely was not smiling and never missed the chance to engage in a conversation or miss a party. His shell was hard and he was tough as nails, however, his soul was soft and his empathy toward others was second-to-none. His true love for his family was above-all.
Larry served as a member of the Breda Volunteer Fire Department for 24 years. He was a parishioner and advocate of St. Bernard Parish all of his life.
Larry is survived by his wife: Jeanne (Determan) Boeckman; children: Amy Brannan and special friend Richard Meiners, Christin Boeckman Banovic (Mark), Jeffrey Boeckman (Mandy) and David Boeckman (Liz); grandchildren: Ella, Meredith, Walker, Charlie, Caleb, Cyler and Cooper; his twin brothers, Dean (Sheila) Boeckman and Daryl (Kris) Boeckman; three sisters: Cheryl (Dean) Stork, Carlene (Doug) Brincks and Deb (Herm) Nieland; his brothers-in-law: Gary (Janice) Determan and Jim (Jean) Determan; his sister-in-law: Mary (Dr. James) O’Keeffe; as well as many nieces, nephews, other extended relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Duane “Buck” and Madonna Boeckman; his parents-in-law, Melvin and Phyllis Determan; and his niece Melissa Stork.