Joseph “Joe” M. Boehm, 87, of Huff, went to his heavenly home on May 25, 2023.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12:30 pm on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Spirit of Life Catholic Church in Mandan with Father Paul Gardner officiating. Burial will be in St. Martin’s Catholic Church Cemetery at Huff. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at Parkway Funeral Services in Bismarck from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with rosary/vigil service beginning at 7:00 pm. There will be no visitation prior to services on Thursday.
Joe was born on March 19, 1936 at home near Crown Butte to John and Flora (Brittner) Boehm. He grew up on a farm with five brothers and six sisters and only went to school until the 8th grade. He grew up speaking German.
He met his wife of 63 years, Beatrice Erhardt, in 1958. They married on October 26, 1959 and began their farming life. Then along came 10 children, five boys and five girls. Joe loved farming. One of his favorite pastimes was picking rocks which he lined the farm roads with. He also loved growing potatoes. Every fall would come the annual potato picking party at the farm. Joe loved having family around him especially the little ones who always made him smile.
Joe farmed for over 60 years, mostly wheat and some cattle. He was a good mechanic and loved to figure out how things worked. When he did take a break, he would take the love of his life, “Beats,” out dancing on Saturday nights to good old polka and waltz music. Sunday was always church and maybe watching some Vikings football.
Joe was a member of the Mandan Eagles Club, Knights of Columbus, and St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Huff. Joe’s family would like to thank the loving staff of Touchmark and also Red River Valley Hospice for their wonderful care of him.
Joe is survived by his wife, Beatrice, 10 children, Patrick (Jola) Boehm, Pam (Rodney) Benz, Perry Boehm, Annette (Dennis) Graner, Joe C. (Diane) Boehm, Chuck (Vanessa) Boehm, Jean (Michael) Kraft, Kim (Jason) Landeis, Elicia Faul, and Joshua (Bre) Boehm, and also 25 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren who will all miss him so much.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Ron, Ed, and Leroy, and one sister, Nerina Geiger, and grandson, Andrew Benz.
Dad, we will always remember, you lived life, “good enough!”