Robert G. Boehm, of Seneca, Kansas, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka after a weeklong illness.
He was born a twin on November 8, 1932 to Charles and Anna Hauser Boehm on a farm near Lenexa, Kansas. He and his twin brother, Raymond, attended Holy Trinity Catholic School in Lenexa and Olathe High School. Robert quit school to work on the farm until he and his twin were drafted into the army, where they served in Germany from 1955 to 1957.
On June 25, 1966 Robert married Catherine Barton at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Antioch, Missouri. The couple celebrated 45 years of marriage together.
Robert was a lifelong farmer, who started milking cows on the family farm near Lenexa at the age of 8 with his dad and brothers. He never wanted to do anything else but farm. He raised cattle and hogs, and operated a dairy, He rented and farmed his own land near Princeton, Kansas from 1966 to 1976. The family then moved east and south of Seneca, where he continued to farm and raise cattle and hogs. In the early 1990s Robert started raising hogs for J-6 Farms and continued until 2002. In 2009 Robert sold his farm to Fred Henry. Robert continued to feed cattle for Fred in the feedlot until his recent illness.
He is survived by his wife Catherine of the home; sons, David Boehm of Topeka, Steven Boehm of Marysville, Scott Boehm of Sabetha and Bryan (Donna) Boehm of Overland Park; a daughter, Kathleen Boehm of Olathe; four grandchildren, Colby, Ashly, Tyler and Reeve; a sister, Margie Hanser of Paola; his twin, Raymond Boehm of Ottawa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Robert was preceded in death by an infant son, Richard in 1969; and brothers, Clem (who died during the Korean War), Edward and Lloyd Boehm.
A rosary will be prayed at 7 PM Thursday, May 3, at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 AM Friday, May 4, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials will be designated later.