William Charles "Bill" Boedeker, 88, of Marshall died Thursday, April 15, 2010, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at First United Methodist Church in Marshall, with Rev. Kathleen Schmidtke and William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial with military rites will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice or charity of donor's choice. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Jan. 27, 1922, in Higginsville, he was the son of the late Fred C. Boedeker and Freda Starke Boedeker. He was a 1939 graduate of Malta Bend High School and a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II from December 1942 to March 1946. On May 17, 1947, he married Mary Frances Hayslip, who preceded him in death Sept. 4, 1970. On Nov. 14, 1975, he married Bonnie Chevalier Plattner, who survives of the home. He had lived in Saline County most of his life and retired from Dekalb Seed as a seed production manager after 32 years of service. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Marshall, a lifetime member of Malta Bend American Legion Post 558 where he was a past commander, and also a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post 2646 in Marshall.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Becky Hayslip Hudson and husband, Norman, of LaFeria, Texas, Pamela Plattner Woodland of Indianola, Iowa, Georgia Plattner Clemons and husband, Larry, of Columbia and Hope Plattner Newsom and husband, Darrel, of Mexico; six grandchildren, Keenan Ashenfelter and wife, Jessica, Holly Dunn and husband, Mike, Megan Woodland and companion, Andy Wiles, Savannah Kvanvig and husband, Jared, Clayton Clemons and Karley Newsom; one great-grandson, Ethan Wayne Dunn; five brothers, Harrell H. Boedeker of Malta Bend, W. Wayne Boedeker of Kansas City, Kan., John L. Boedeker of Marshall, Jerome V. Boedeker of rural Malta Bend and James E. Boedeker of Marshall; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Howard, Sidney and Fred Boedeker; and two sisters, Mary Louise Boedeker in infancy and Betty Ann Duvall.
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