Carl J. Boehme, 93, of Wausau entered his eternal reward with his Lord Jesus Christ, on May 7, 2023 at Pride TLC with his daughter at his side.
Carl was born on July 27, 1929 in Chicago, IL son of the late Carl F. and Matilda (Schwantes) Boehme. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree from the University of Illinios. Carl enlisted in the U.S. Army serving as a radio repair instructor, until his honorable discharge. He met Edna Bristow and they were later married on October 5, 1957, they raised two children together and she preceded him in death in 2005. He later married Sandra M. Zick in 2007 and she preceded him in death in 2019. Carl started his career with American Can Company in Chicago as an Industrial Engineer. In 1970 he was transferred to their Wausau plant as their Industrial Engineering Manager. Although the company changed names several times, he retired in 1990. Carl gave back to his community in numerous ways including volunteer tax preparation, ringing bells for the Salvation Army and as an active member of the Golden Kiwanis Club.
Carl was a devout Christian and active member at Trinity Lutheran Church on Stewart. In church he sang in the choir, served as an Elder, and was a past President of the Congregation. He also served on the Board of Education for Trinity Lutheran School and numerous other church committees.
Carl was a huge college sports fan, especially of the University of Illinois. He was also a fan of the Chicago White Sox and attended spring training several times with his son. He was an active bowler and golfer. He enjoyed fishing trips to Canada. In his retirement he enjoyed traveling including to Europe four times.
He is survived by his children: John (Susan) Boehme, and Bette (Rick) Diehl and his step-children: Mark (Kathy) Zick, Rod (Rhonda) Zick, and Joy Buchberger. Carl also leaves his sister, Marilyn Rymarz, sister-in-law Nancy Duckels, step-grandchildren: Will (Heather) Zick, Ashley (Harley) Krieser, Matthew (Madeline) Selting, Kylie Buchberger, and great step-grandchildren: Brooks Zick and Everly Krieser. He also leaves extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by a step-son, David Zick and brother-in-laws: Ted Rymarz and Howard Duckels.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 12th from 10 AM - 11 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 501 Stewart Avenue, Wausau. A service will follow at 11 AM in the church. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park. Helke Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are encouraged to Trinity Lutheran Church and School.
Carl's family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the the staff of Pride TLC and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice.