Joseph Boeddeker passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2004, at the Hillsboro Medical Center Hospital at the age of 84. Joseph was born on November 10, 1919, near Caledonia, North Dakota. He grew up in this area and attended Caledonia School. He married Vergie Stockmoe on February 17, 1947, in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hillsboro. They lived on the family farm east of Hillsboro where they farmed for many years until moving into their Hillsboro retirement home. Joe enjoyed his winters spent in Las Vegas and met many friends during those years. He loved spending time with all of his family, especially his children and very special grandchildren. Joe is survived by his wife, Vergie of Hillsboro; his children, Dennis (Judy) Boeddeker of Maple Grove, MN; Neil (Mary Sue) Boeddeker of Hillsboro; and Christy Boeddeker of Hillsboro; his grandchildren, Joanna Kruse; Nick and Rachel Boeddeker; Kelly, Mike and Stacy Boeddeker; his brother, Jerome Boeddeker of Hillsboro; and his sister, Fern Anderson of Breckenridge, MN. Joe was preceded in death by his daughter, Cathy Boeddeker Kruse in 1988. Memorials are preferred to the Hillsboro Ambulance Fund. VISITATION: 5-7 Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima Church in Hillsboro - and one hour prior to the funeral in the church on Wednesday PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Tuesday in the church FUNERAL MASS: 10:30 Wednesday at St. Rose of Lima Church BURIAL: St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Hillsboro Arrangements entrusted to the care of Wildeman Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Online guest book at

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