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Patrick "Pat" Boehler
November 18, 1949 ~ June 11, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Patrick "Pat' Boehler 73 of Hillsboro passed away Sunday June 11, 2023, at Montgomery Nursing and Rehab in Hillsboro.
He was born Nov, 18, 1949 in Springfield IL to Nicholas Joseph and Lora Helen (Irwin) Boehler.
He attended St Isidore School in Farmersville and graduated high school from Raymond Lincolnwood in 1967.
He served in the US Marines during Vietnam from 1970-1974.
He retired as a guard from Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro. Pat owned and operated Prairie Chicken Sporting Clays in Hillsboro, as well as Boehler’s U-Pick strawberry farm.
Pat had multiple hobbies that kept him busy. Throughout his life, he enjoyed racing pigeons, gardening, growing fruit and nut trees, playing cards, reading western novels, raising chickens, and any other farm animal you can think of. He could also be found fishing, hunting, spending time with his kids and grandkids.
His greatest passion was breeding and running his beagle hounds. He was a member of NKC/ ARHA American Rabbit Hound Association.
He married Elizabeth "Betsy" Philcrantz in 1972 and she survives along with
children Jesse Boehler of New Berlin IL, Jedd (Beth) Boehler of Woodhull IL,
Jacke (Daniel) Drumeller of Martelle IA and Bobbi Boehler, Grandchildren
Madison Boehler, Wyatt Boehler, Colin Boehler, Haylee Boehler, Camryn Boehler,
Daryn and Ryan Drumeller and many nieces and nephews, and siblings Philip
(companion Marsha Mueller) Boehler of Waggoner, Barbara (Larry) McKinney of
Taylorville and Virginia "Ginny" Brockmeyer of Raymond.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers David, Don and Michael "Bo" Boehler and one sister Virginia "Betty" Tischkau.
Memorials can be directed to Shoal Creek Fox Hunters Association.
Funeral services will be Wednesday June 14, 2023, at 12:00 PM at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro with Fr. Dan Willenborg officiating; a visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until service time.
A meal will follow the service at The Event Center of Montgomery County in Hillsboro.
Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com