Alfred Arthur Boehlke,
80, of Nampa, passed away June 18, 1007, due to complications
of a stroke. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Monday, June 23, 1997, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Nampa.
Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
A public viewing will be held Sunday, June 22, 1997, from 1
p.m. until 9 p.m. at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Alfred was born on Nov. 19, 1916, in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, a son of William and Clara Kluender Boehlke.
The family moved to Buhl, Idaho, when he was three. In
1945, the family moved to a farm six miles south of Nampa.
In World War II, he served in the fifth Armored
Division and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After
the war he returned to Nampa and was engaged in farming.
Alfred married Lorraine Schmidt on Sept. 8, 1946, in Parma.
In 1952 he purchased the family farm and raised
registered Angus cattle. Alfred was active in the Idaho
Angus Association and the Boise Valley Angus Club. He
received numerous honors including Mr. Angus Idaho and Idaho
Angus Family of the Year. Feeling strongly about
encouraging youth, he was active in the Jr. Angus Association
and was the 4-H livestock superintendent at the Canyon County
fair for many years. He was a member of Nampa
Countryman's Club and was a past director of the local area
Federal Land Bank.
Alfred was baptized into the Lutheran faith as an
infant and his faith in Christ as his savior and his
involvement in the church were a key part of his life.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and was actively
engaged in various organizations there.
Those who knew Alfred enjoyed his friendliness and
genuine interest in people. He never knew a stranger.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; one
daughter, Linda Griswold (husband Tom), of The Dalles, OR;
four sons, Jim (wife Gwen) and Dennis, both of Nampa;
Robert of Seattle; and Ken (wife Kirsten), of Beaverton,
OR; two sisters, Loraine Link and Mildred Vogel;
two brothers, Edward and Norval; five grandchildren,
Susan Whitmire (husband Wayne) and Keith Griswold (wife
Julie), of The Dalles, Jim Griswold (wife Evie), Catrina and
Tanya Boehlke, of Nampa; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Wilbur,
Irvin and Harold.
Memorials can be given to Zion Lutheran Church or
School; or the Lutheran Hour Ministries.