February 28, 2023 at 3:46 p.m.
Joseph A. “Joe” Boecker, 72, of Melrose, passed away Feb. 26, 2023, at his home in Melrose.
A private memorial service will be at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Inurnment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose.
Joseph Arnold Boecker was born May 28, 1950, in Millwood Township, Stearns County, to Lawrence and Valeria (Pohlmann) Boecker. He attended Melrose High School through 12th grade. Joe was a self-employed truck driver who spent his entire life trucking, making local runs and traveling over the road.
Survivors include his daughters, Cheryl Fuechtmann, of Melrose and Kim (Jason) Bauer of Melrose; grandsons Cody and Kyle Fuechtmann; granddaughter Olivia Bauer; brothers and sisters Caroline Erickson of Grey Eagle, David (Ellie) Boecker of St. Rosa, Rosie (Dave) Ehlert of Freeport, Gerald (Verna “Tweetie”) Boecker of Melrose, Marilyn (Charles) Berger of Albany, Joann (Ron) Bielke of Sauk Centre, Kenneth Boecker of St. Rosa, and Steven (Geri) Boecker of Melrose; sister-in-law, Carol Boecker of Delano; and many nieces and nephews.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; son Gary Boecker at age 7; brothers Virgil, Alvin and Jerome Boecker; and nephew Brian Hellermann.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Melrose.