Robert B. “Bob” Boehm
Robert B. “Bob” Boehm, 66, of Merriam, KS, died October 21, 2019 at KU Hospital as the result of an accidental burn injury.
Bob was born November 24, 1952 to the late Robert A. Boehm and Dora “Maxine” (McMurry) Boehm. He was raised in Independence, MO and as a boy, enjoyed time outdoors with cousins and friends. After graduating from William Chrisman High School in 1971, Bob enlisted in the Army Reserves and served as a staff sergeant. He and his high school sweetheart, Cindy (Hays) Strahm, married in 1971 and had two sons before their marriage ended in 1980. He met Helen (Goertz) Boehm, his wife of the last 34 years, working in kitchen remodeling, and they had two daughters and two sons together.
Bob was a quiet man with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for working with his hands and his tools. He built two homes and remodeled countless others, in addition to owning several businesses throughout his life. His woodworking skills earned him a reputation as an honest, hardworking tradesman, and he took great pride in the quality of his work. Bob was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, always willing to help his family and he delighted in sharing his talents with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and dabbled in restoring vintage cars.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and a stillborn daughter, Meredith. He is survived by his wife, Helen Goertz Boehm; his six children, Robert C. “Rob” (Rachel) Boehm, Ryan (Stacy) Boehm, Allison (Ross) Lehman, Nicholas (Leah) Boehm, Grace Boehm, and Dalton Boehm; 10 grandchildren – Robert “David,” Jacob, and Nathan Boehm, Rylee and Ella Boehm, Ezra, Asher, and Margaret Lehman, and Jack and Sloane Boehm; and his sisters, Shelley (Mike) Meier and Paula Ostrander.
A memorial service will be held on what would have been Bob’s 67th birthday, Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 4 p.m. at Rainbow Mennonite Church, 1444 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, KS, 66103.
In lieu of flowers, the Boehm family suggests donations to the University of Kansas Hospital Burnett Burn Center or Palliative Care Team, or to the Rainbow Mennonite Church scholarship fund.