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Richard Dale Boelkins

July 10, 1952 January 13, 2024
Richard Dale Boelkins
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RICHARD DALE BOELKINS, 71, of Morrison, IL, died Saturday, January 13, 2024, at home.

There will be a graveside service at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be held at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. A memorial has been established to Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison.

Richard was born July 10, 1952, in Morrison, IL to Robert A. and Grace (Van Zuiden) Boelkins. He was educated in the Coleta Grade Schools and was a 1970 graduate of Sterling High School. Rick married Diane K. Peugh on August 3, 1973, in Sterling, IL. He dedicated many years to 3M in Cordova, retiring in 2012. He was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church. Rick was an avid outdoorsman, with a particular love for deer and turkey hunting. He was a skilled craftsman, delighting in working with his hands. He generously lent his expertise to numerous family and friends, contributing to various construction projects and home renovations.

Survivors include his wife, Diane; one daughter, Jessica (Jim) White of Morrison, IL; one son, Nathan (Julie) Boelkins of Solon, IA; four grandchildren, Carson and Kinley White and Jaxon and Anabelle Boelkins; one sister, Judy (Doug) Leech of Morrison, IL; two sisters-in-law, Linda Boelkins of Arizona and Linda Webb of Sterling, IL; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Randall Boelkins.

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Graveside service will be set for a future date to be determined

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Grove Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

East High Street
Morrison, IL 61270

East High Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

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