Remembering Jeff Boeck…

Jeffrey Allen Boeck, Sr.
September 13, 1955 – September 26, 2008

There was a time when they were best friends, Jeff Boeck and Dale Hatch. They seemed inseparable, both loyal fans of the Omnibus, a nightclub I once owned back in the “good old days.” That was in the mid 70’s when Snopek, Short Stuff and Luther Allison were regular Door County visitors, playing to capacity crowds at the club. Jeff and Dale were always in the audience, soaking up the sounds and the Elephant malt liquor.

Eventually we all grew up. Jeff met Terese, who straightened him right out. He began working at Nelson’s in Baileys Harbor and together they worked to make ends meet and raise a family. Then, a few years ago they finally left Door County, moving out west. In all of the years I knew Jeff, I cannot recall a time when he was angry or even short tempered. He was one of those people who always seemed to be on the bright side of life, no matter what obstacles he was struggling against. He will be missed indeed…

Jeffrey Allen Boeck, Sr. passed away suddenly on September 26, 2008 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Jeff was a native of Fish Creek, Wisconsin and a 1973 Graduate of Gibraltar High School. In 1973 he also interned at the Peninsula Players Theatre. Jeff was an avid Green Bay Packer fan; cheered  on the Milwaukee Brewers and the Wisconsin Badgers. He studied history, especially the Civil War, and was a science fiction fan. From 1980 to 1995 Jeff was a committee member of the I.A.M. Union in Milwaukee, WI. He loved being involved in community theatre and reading a good mystery. He was an all around handyman.

Jeff is survived by his spouse of 28 years and soul mate, Terese (nee Walworth); son, Jeffrey Jr.( fiancee‘, Michelle Babcock); brothers, Jim (Linda) and Mick (Sheila); sisters, Elaine (Bob Peterson), Rosie LeRoy-Kenkel and Nita (Bill Michalski) and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and May Boeck.

A Celebration of Jeff’s Life will take place at Cave Point County Park on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 1 p.m. Friends and family are encouraged to bring along a story or song to share as we bid him farewell from his beloved rock.

Jeff truly felt that every person was entitled to their own beliefs. To that end, donations and memorials may be made in his name to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Per his wishes, many will be blessed with the gift of life through Jeff as an organ and tissue donor.

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