BLOOMINGTON — Jack Eugene Boeh, 87, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully Wednesday (Feb. 8, 2017) at his home surrounded by his children.
His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. March 11 at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the memorial home.
Jack was born June 22, 1929, in Ashland, Ohio, to Albert and Ollie Stentz Boeh. He married Janet Marshall on June 27, 1954, in Darlington, Ind. She preceded him in death on March 11, 2009, in Bloomington. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Tom.
He is survived by daughter, Sarah, Bloomington; daughter, Lisa Hiser, and beloved son-in-law, David, San Diego, Calif.; son, John, Bloomington; two cherished grandsons, Erie and Dane Burkland of Boston and Chicago, respectively; and nieces, Amy Hofacre and Beth Boeh, both of Ashland. He is also survived by his constant companion of recent years, Baby, a little white fluffy lap dog who not only warmed his lap, but his neck or head depending on his position and her mood.
Jack, a member of Phi Delta Theta, graduated from The Ohio State University in 1952 with a degree in industrial engineering. He spent his entire career working for General Electric from where he retired in 1989. The majority of those years were spent at the plant in Bloomington, although some of those years were spent opening and then managing a plant in Selmer, Tenn., and later managing sister plants in Nogales, Mexico, and Tucson, Ariz. He was an extremely dedicated worker and, by all accounts, well-respected and a pleasure to work for and with.
He was an avid golfer; devoted husband, loving father and grandfather; and rabid Buckeyes fan; and not necessarily in that order. He was also an extremely loyal friend with a great sense of humor and love of practical jokes. It was not unusual to find him working on goofy scripts and disguised voices for making prank calls to his friends. Several of those later-in-life friendships were made in Darlington, as he pretty much adopted it as his hometown, too.
His cremains will be buried there next to his wife later this summer although some may explicably wind up outside of town there among the woods off No. 11, where we spent many happy times searching for errant tee shots.
He was a wonderful man who lived a wonderful life. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the staff of OSF Hospice and Home Care for their compassionate and expert care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Darlington Library Fund, P.O. Box 248, Darlington, IN 47940, or McLean County Dance Association.
Condolences may be left at www.calvertmemorial.com.