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Katherine Boike

William Boike

December 04, 1948 - April 09, 2021

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of William Boike. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Bill was the anchor and hero of our family. His love was very deep for his wife, Kathy, every one of his children, Tom (Keomany), Steve (Rachel), Krystle (Jeff), and grandchildren, Donovin, Teng, Collin, Carter, Cody and Joanna. He was a staunch advocate for each of his grandchildren and there were times when their parents were less than happy with that advocacy. Bill's sense of responsibility was evident in his penchant to take...  see more
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  • Julie Burkart
    Bill, an awesome husband, father, grandfather and Brother-In-Law! Pete and I will miss you for sure. Pete is so thankful that he was able to spend that week up north last fall together and will never forget it. I have a lot of memories too over the...  more
  • Paul Giertz
    One of the things I loved most about Uncle Bill was his quiet chuckle. It wasn't so much a laugh, but like he had an inside track on a private joke. At family gatherings and other occasions he and I would be talking and he would observe some sort of...  more
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    • Michelle Pylar
      Michelle Pylar The passing of Bill is so heartbreaking to me. He was such a great kind and friendly...I talked to him at every family gathering and he was always genuinely interested and fully in every conversation....with thoughtful insights...I always knew...  more
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      Katherine Boike
      • April 25, 2021
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  • Krystle Boike Reese
  • Jeff Reese
    Thinking of you everyday. Your passing has left a huge void in everyone’s hearts and lives. Multiple times a day I think of you, whether it’s from seeing something you fixed at our house or because the grass is getting long. It’s just not fair you...  more
  • Krystle Boike Reese
    Dad, I will miss you everyday. I have lost so much, the person I called for everything. When I needed advice you were always there with loving guidance and the hard truth. You were always on my side when it came to discussing home projects with...  more
    Love and miss you, Dad! I know I’ll see you again someday. RIP
  • Krystle Boike Reese
  • Steve Cynowa
    Words can't express the sadness I feel for the passing of you dad. I relied on you so much and you never disappointed. I will miss you dearly. I look forward to seeing you again. Love you.