Joe was a self-employed barber for more than 50 years at Boeving’s Barber Shop in Belleville, IL. He also worked part time for the St. Clair County Detention Center as a transportation officer from 1990-2004. He was a veteran of the United States Army Reserves. Joe was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus and was a past Faithful Navigator. He was also an avid hunter, fisherman, and bowler. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. Everyone knew him for his great sense of humor. Joe was a loving husband and father.
He was preceded in death by his parents Wilbert H. and Ethelmae G., nee Stauder, Boeving;
Surviving are his wife of nearly 48 years, Linda, nee Schaefer, Boeving, whom he married on June 12, 1970;
two sons, Jeff Boeving of Swansea, IL, and Mark (Jodi) Boeving of Breese, IL;
four brothers, David (Sandy) Boeving of Freeburg, IL, Jim (PJay) Boeving of O’Fallon, IL, Bill (Penney) Boeving of Freeburg, IL, and John Boeving of Smithton, IL; three sisters, Mary (Charlie) Amann of Belleville, IL, Linda (Steven) Kreher of Smithton, IL, and Bonnie Boeving of Smithton, IL;
three brothers-in-law, Don Schaefer of Belleville, IL, Greg (Sarah) Schaefer of Knoxville, TN, and Tom (Debbie) Carpenter of Belleville, IL;
one uncle, Richard (Sandra) Stauder of Mesa, AZ;
and many nieces, nephews and friends.
The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all the staff on the Telemetry Floor at Belleville Memorial Hospital for the excellent care given to Joe.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the Poor Clare Monastery. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Memorial Visitation: Friends may visit from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Chalice Service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Catholic War Veterans Post 370, 3535 State Route 159, Freeburg, IL.