Joseph Boeving

Joseph Boeving
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Joseph W. Boeving, 72, of Swansea, IL, born March 15, 1946, in East St. Louis, IL, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

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.

 

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28 Comments on Joseph Boeving

Karla Lippert said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2018 at 4:58 PM

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Joe was a great guy who brought much joy to all who crossed his path. He will be greatly miss by all who knew him. My thought and prayers are with the entire Boeving family. May your good memories bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  • Smithton
  • Il
Carolyn Likins, Don Lemen, and Rob Lemen said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Dear Boeving Family, Your friends at the Lemen Family Farm have been holding you close and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We lost our Dad at nearly the same age. Only wish he had gotten to know your wonderful family. Jim was literally a life saver for our mom and continues to to be the best neighbor one could have!

  • Decatur
  • Illinois
Mark & Kim Forcade said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2018 at 2:04 PM

To all the families: We were very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please except our sympathy. Sincerely, Mark & Kim Forcade

  • Smithton
  • IL
Ray & Ruth Willett said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2018 at 11:09 PM

Condolences from the Willetts; our prayers are with the family. Joe was one of a kind. We both remember all transportation runs with the juveniles.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Darrell Gauch said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2018 at 10:25 PM

Sorry for your loss John.Came by Renners but couldn't wait at the long lines of Joes family and friends.All of at Belleville Bowling & Sport Shop send our Sympathy to you and Joe's family.Bear

  • Swansea
  • IL
Mike Stock said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2018 at 9:12 PM

Sorry for your loss

  • Belleville
  • Il
Jack and Cindy Dietrich said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2018 at 5:50 PM

We extend our deepest sympathy to Joe’s family. Such a great man. May he rest in peace.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Steve and Pam Knefelkamp said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2018 at 5:03 PM

Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Steve and Pam

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Bill and Pat Biehl said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2018 at 1:35 PM

To all the families we were sorry to here of Joe's passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Sean and Christy Ferguson said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2018 at 2:43 AM

Prayers to the Boeving family. I will miss talking to him at the barber shop. It was always fun at the barber shop!!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Geoff Barratt said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2018 at 10:12 PM

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Joe's passing. He and I swapped jokes, taunts and insults monthly in the barber shop for close to thirty years. I will greatly miss his salty humor and prodigious memory - mostly for my faults and lapses! God Bless, Joe.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Ken Kaffer said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2018 at 9:17 PM

I was very much saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a friend for many years and we became very close at the annual summer camps with our Army Reserve Unit. Joe’s quick wit and genuine concern, not only for me, but for everyone in the unit, made those 2 weeks a year pass very quickly. It was evident how much he loved Linda and the rest of his family. He will be greatly missed and I can truly say, I felt honored to know him. “Hang in there, Linda.” May God Bless you and your entire family. With deepest regrets. Ken Kaffer

  • Belleville
  • IL
Herman & Rose Schaefer said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2018 at 5:59 PM

Linda Our deepest condolences .. we wish we could be there. . when I think of Joe I smile .. what a loss to you and the Family .. and everyone who ever spoke with him ..we hope that you have lots of love and support during you grieving,

  • Macomb
  • Michigan
Marcella Stauer said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2018 at 4:49 PM

Joe, prayers for you and your family from your Stauder relatives. I am sure that you and Bob are enjoying your new life! Mrs. Bob Stauder

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Dave and Janice Bassler said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2018 at 4:28 PM

All the Boeving family is in our thoughts and Prayers.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Laura Barr said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2018 at 12:47 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Marcella Stauder said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2018 at 1:27 AM

To Joe!s family, I was so surprised of your loved one's passing. I bet he and Bob are sharing jokes about the Stauder families. Thanks Joe for the hair cuts, yep!

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Fr. Andy Knopik said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2018 at 7:25 PM

Dear Linda: My sympathy as you mourn the loss of your brother, Joseph. Please express my condolences to all the members of your family. I will offer a Mass for the repose of Joseph's soul. My love and prayers.

  • Nashville
  • Illinois
Mary Ellen Sweeney Hentz said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2018 at 4:51 PM

Linda, So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Mary Ellen Sweeney Hentz Academy of Notre Dame class of 67

  • Wood River
  • Illinois
Deacon Dennis Vander Ven said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2018 at 4:10 PM

Joseph, you brought back memories of my grandfather. He also was a self-employed barber. He gave me my first haircut in about 1950. Thanks for the memory. Let’s be thankful for Joe’s life!

  • O’Fallon
  • IL
ROLLAND BRAVE said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2018 at 12:37 PM

My deepest sympathy to the family of my favorite barber for the past twenty years and he will be sadly missed by all !

  • O'FALLON
  • ILLINOIS
Wayne N Sanford said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2018 at 10:13 PM

Thoughts and prayers from the Sanford family to all. He will be missed! Not only is he giving St Peter a haircut, but giving him some bowling lessons also!

  • BELLEVILLE
  • Illinois
Sharon &John Schewe said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2018 at 9:06 PM

Linda so sorry for your loss. Joe was a great man. Always kind and always a story. He will be missed.

  • Carlyle
  • Illinois
Mary Kinney Ditter said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2018 at 9:04 PM

Boeving Family - I was so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. I remember him as someone wo always had a smile on his face and was very kind. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  • Cedar Hill
  • Missouri
jeanette miles said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2018 at 7:32 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

  • swansea,
  • Illinois
Rocky and Betty Hasenstab said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2018 at 7:13 PM

So sorry for your loss. Joe was one of a kind, always a smile and a story. He will be missed.

  • Waterloo
  • Il
Gary & Nancy Hoeffken said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2018 at 6:13 PM

Linda and family: Sorry to hear about your loss. Joe touched os many on a daily basis. He is probably telling St. Peter he needs a haircut and play him in a game of darts. If you need Knights for a Mass, please have someone contact me. Blessings! Gary & Nancy

  • Swansea
  • IL
Susan (nee Bodnar) Scott said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2018 at 5:12 PM

Linda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are with you at this time.

  • GERALDINE
  • Alabama

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