Louise C. Boehnke, 94, of Clear Lake, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 18, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Garner with Rev. Carl Hedberg officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Louise Cheston Boehnke, the daughter of John and Helen (Slingluff) Maxwell, was born January 4, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from high school in Pennsylvania and then worked for the Sun Oil Company. She was married to Robert Teeter and to this union two daughters were born, Linda and Dani. After moving to Iowa, Louise was then married to Roland Boehnke on October 25, 1958 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. To this union, two daughters were born, Joanne and Sally Ann. They lived on a farm north of Ventura all of their married life. Louise was employed at Clear Lake Aluminum Plant for several years and Opportunity Village, now One Vision, where she retired after 30 years. She also taught piano lessons in the area for many years. In 2017, she moved to Apple Valley Assisted Living in Clear Lake. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, flowers, sewing and in her younger years, swimming.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she served as church organist for over 50 years. She also belonged to LWML, the Lutheran Organ Guild and Aqua Belles in Clear Lake.
Louise is survived by her three daughters, Linda Galindo (special friend, Doug McElroy) of Mason City, Dani Rollefson of Clear Lake and Joanne (Jim) Winkelman of Clear Lake; four grandchildren, Cory Christianson (special friend, Delia O’Donnell), Wyatt Winkelman, Walker Winkelman (special friend, Tjaden Kramer) and Reva Winkelman; three nephews, Alan (Kim) Maxwell, Mark (Layla) Maxwell, David (Sandy) Maxwell; and three great nieces, Paige Maxwell (special friend, Jarret Winget), Leah Maxwell and Laura (Banks) Forester; along with a great nephew, Kevin Maxwell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roland; infant daughter, Sally Ann; and two brothers, Alan and John Maxwell.
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