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Berniece Boeckmann

October 14, 1933 — November 25, 2022


Berniece Boeckmann

Berniece Boeckmann, age 89 of Linn, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022, at The Neighborhoods in Columbia.


Berniece was born on October 14, 1933, in Morrison, a daughter to the late Edward and Velma (Weissenbach) Epple.


She was a 1950 graduate of Hermann High School. 


On October 1, 1955, she was united in marriage to Herbert Anthony Boeckmann at the Assumption Catholic Church in Morrison.  Herbert preceded her in death on September 7, 2008.


Berniece was employed as a cook at St. George Catholic School and Linn Senior Center.  She was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Linn, the Eagles Club in Jefferson City, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, and the Linn VFW Ladies Auxiliary. 


She enjoyed cooking for people, sewing, quilting, playing cards and Bingo.  Berniece loved to visit with people, and she never met a stranger. Her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.


Berniece is survived by her daughter, Lynn King of Linn; one son, Steven Boeckmann of Linn; four grandchildren, Samantha King, Steven (Beth) Boeckmann, Jr., Bradley (Erica) Boeckmann and Kalynn (Trevor) Nenninger; four great grandchildren, Becca Prenger, Anthony King, Marie Shelton and Ronan Nenninger; two brothers, Gail (Goldie) Epple of Jefferson City and Dennis (Denise) Epple of Hermann; five sisters-in-law, Agnes (Ken) Uplinger of Bonnots Mill, Nancy Epple of Jefferson City, Viola (Elmer) Weber of Westphalia, Rosemary Bishop of St. Louis, Anna Marie (Billy) Reinkemeyer of Jefferson City; one brother-in-law, Arthur (Helen) Boeckmann of Wardsville; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.


In addition to her parents and spouse of 52 years, she was preceded in death by one brother, Roy (Venita) Epple; six brothers-in-law, Alphonse (Margaret and Clara), Lawrence (Emma), Raymond, Joseph (Gertrude and Ann), Victor (Margie and Jeri), and David (Esther) Boeckmann and 2 sisters-in-law, Monica (Tony Bisges and Vic) Bruemmer and Frances (Fred) Schwartze.


Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2022, at Morton Chapel in Linn with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Daniel Merz officiating.  Inurnment will be held in St. George Parish Cemetery. 


Expressions of sympathy may be made to Berniece’s Great Grandchildren Educational Fund. 


Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)

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