Wilmer Boeder, 83, of Gibbon died Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Southview Living Center in Gibbon.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Moltke Township with Pastor Benjamin Rucker officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with full military honors being conducted by New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.
He is survived by special friend, Vernetta Brinkman of New Auburn; niece, Stephanie (Briese) Lais, her husband, Wayne, and their daughter, Jessica, of Champlin.
Preceded in death by his mother in 1972; his father in 1990; step-mother, Marie (Sievert) Boeder in 2014; sister, Muriel (Boeder) Briese in 1990; brother-in-law, Robert Briese in 2009; and brother, Robert, in 1953.
Wilmer William Boeder was born March 24, 1936, to Edwin and Florence (Ruschmeyer) Boeder at New Ulm, Minnesota. Baptized April 12, 1936, by Pastor Lueker at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Moltke Township. He was also confirmed there April 2, 1950, by Pastor O. Rhode. Lived and farmed Moltke Township his entire life. He spent six years in the military from 1958-1962, two years in Germany and two years in the Reserves. Wilmer enjoyed John Deere tractors, taking care of his garden mowing lawn, and traveling to many countries on tours with Vernetta. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church his entire life serving as an usher.
The Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Gibbon was entrusted with funeral arrangements. To leave an online condolence for his family go to www.mvfh.org.