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Pearly Boecker, 87, of Bleiblerville, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2004
in Trinity Care Center.
Pearly was born November 7, 1916 in the New Wehdem Community to Rudolph and
Emma Dierking Wunderlich. She was baptized March 29, 1917 by the Rev. H.
Poehlmann and confirmed March 20, 1932 by the Rev. M.C. Hoermann at St.
James Lutheran Church of New Wehdem.
On October 12, 1938 she was married to Bennie Boecker in St. James by the
Rev. R.A. Schmidt and became a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers-in-law, W.G. Stein and
Fred Boecker; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Laura and Elton Krueger
and Esther and Theo Hurtig.
Her survivors include her husband of 65 years, Bennie Boecker; son, Calvin
Boecker and wife Peggy of Brenham; daughter, Verlin Ashorn and husband
Dennis of Bleiblerville; grandchildren, Denise Brending and husband Leroy,
Duane Boecker and wife Christie, Donna Carroll and husband Troy, and Deidra
White and husband Rusty; great grandchildren, Crystal Hohlt and husband
Ronnie, Lucas Brending and fiance Carrie Novosad, J.D. Boecker, Ryan Carroll
and Austin White; great-great-grandchild, Lillian Grace Hohlt; sisters, Ruby
Stein and Gladys Boecker both of Brenham, and Eleanora Zuehlke and husband
William of Clifton; also numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, October 9, 2004 in Salem
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Welcome with Pastor Jason Korthauer
officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Visitation with the
family was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2004 at Brenham Memorial
Chapel. Serving as pallbearers were Leroy Brending, Duane Boecker, Troy
Carroll, Rusty White, Lucas Brending and Ronnie Hohlt.
Memorials may be given to the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Welcome
Cemetery Fund or Hospice of Brenham.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Posted by Joy Neely


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