Larry Boehmer

Larry Boehmer


March 19, 1937 - January 29, 2024


Larry Boehmer, 86, of Mitchell, SD, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2024, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 PM Friday, February 2, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Family and friends are invited to share refreshments following the service. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Larry Leo Boehmer was born March 19, 1937 to William and Regina (Schoenfelder) Boehmer in Parkston, SD. Larry served in the US Army 868th Field Artillery Battalion for 2 years and was stationed in Baumholder, Germany. He was also in the Army National Guard following his honorable discharge from the US Army.

He married Virginia Faller on February 11, 1961, in Delmont, SD. They settled in Mitchell following their wedding where they raised their family.

Larry was employed by Sheesley Plumbing & Heating for 33 years, and he finished out his career working for the Toshiba Corporation.

Larry loved attending his grandchildren’s many sporting events, rain or shine. He enjoyed tinkering with projects and there was nothing he couldn’t fix large or small. He also liked planting his wonderful garden and sharing the bounty with his family, friends and neighbors, reading book after book, various puzzles, riding his scooter around the neighborhood, and getting together with his family and friends. His grandchildren were his pride and joy.

Grateful to have shared his life are his wife of nearly 63 years, Virginia; children: Connie (Steve) Shields, Minneapolis; Tim Boehmer, Sioux Falls; Angie Degen, Mitchell; and grandchildren: Jack, Gavyn, Delaney, and Alexa. Also, siblings: Merlin Boehmer, Parkston; Joyce (Darrel) Goldammer, Sioux Falls; sister-in-law, Alvina Boehmer, Mitchell; and many wonderful and beloved nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by son, Ricky; siblings, Oliver Boehmer, Alvin Boehmer, Darlene Muntefering, Donetta Yusten, Jerry Boehmer, and Kenny Boehmer.


Thursday, February 1, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Friday, February 2, 2024
2:00 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 N Kimball St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Andra (Doyle) Semmler on February 28, 2024
Our thoughts and prayers for you and your families, Virginia.
Posted by Steve Hohbach on February 23, 2024
I worked with Larry on construction projects and then at Toshiba. What a great guy! He always brought a smile and a laugh. I remember meeting him working construction out in the middle of nowhere at a stop sign. I pulled my van up along side his truck, he rolled down his window and flashed a huge smile at me. I asked him how long he had been on the road, he replied 3 - 6 packs. He never failed to brighten my day. I will miss him for now and see him later in heaven.
Posted by jimradke on February 10, 2024
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Posted by Jeff and Mary Lanning on February 10, 2024
So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Lynnette Chamley Schilling on February 2, 2024
I am sorry to hear of Larry's passing. I knew Larry from when he worked for Sheesley Plumbing with my Dad. I also went to school with Connie and Pat. My thoughts are with the family at this time.
Posted by Tom Riddle on February 2, 2024
Larry was a kind man,he taught to be a church usher,enjoyed our visits on hunting and firearms,a man that made a difference
Posted by Mavis Anderson on February 1, 2024
Thoughts and prayers are with you Virginia.
Posted by Twila on February 1, 2024
May your many years of memories comfort you in the days ahead. I will always him with a smile on his face. He will be missed by so many.
Posted by Erika on February 1, 2024
So sorry for your loss Connie. You are in our thoughts and prayers, he seemed like an incredible man. Hugs to you and love.
Posted by Scott and lynn yahne on January 31, 2024
I worked with Larry at Toshiba while he was there. There wasn't anything he could not fix. He will be missed by all ! We are very sorry for your loss.
Posted by Debbie and Dale Anderson on January 31, 2024
Rest in peace Uncle Larry, We know you are in a better place and one day we shall meet again.Give Dad and Mom a hug from us! We have so many great memories!
Posted by William Skelly on January 31, 2024
Virginia and Family, so sorry to hear about Larry. He was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Our condolences to all of you.
Posted by Gail Denne on January 31, 2024
Good bye uncle Larry you will be missed always full of jokes and laughter
Posted by Tom and Monica Meyers on January 31, 2024
So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Always enjoyed talking with him regardless of the subject. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Posted by Dave and Wendy Helleloid on January 31, 2024
Very sorry for your loss thinking of your family in this time. He was always fun to have around at the baseball games in the summer basketball games in the winter.
Posted by Elwin Hohn on January 31, 2024
I extend my deepest sympathy, may God grant you all strength through this difficult time,
Posted by Denny and Janice Welch on January 31, 2024
We are very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Sending our prayers and deepest sympathies. He was a great neighbor and we always enjoyed when he stopped to visit.
Posted by Denice Boehmer on January 31, 2024
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Larry was a good man with a endearing laugh. He will be missed by many people, especially his grandchildren who loved him so much.
Posted by Deb and Dale Wilson on January 30, 2024
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Always enjoyed visiting with both of them thru the years at the Wellness Center and on our walks past the house. May God wrap his loving arms around you as you remember. 🙏🙏🙏
Posted by Charolette Peterson on January 30, 2024
Angie and Family so sorry for your loss! Hugs and Prayers for all!
Posted by Nancy Yusten Sullivan on January 30, 2024
Uncle Larry you and your giggle will be missed by many. Give mom and dad a hug from me. So many memories Lots of hugs to all of you
Posted by Alexa Boehmer on January 30, 2024
Grandpa Larry will be missed dearly. He was always a very good grandpa and a very kind man.
Posted by Lori Yusten on January 30, 2024
I'm so sad to hear of uncle Larry's passing. He was such a fun & kind man. I have tons of fond memories of hanging with the family. Sending my love & condolences. He will be greatly missed!
Posted by Rick and Brenda on January 30, 2024
We were so happy to be his neighbor! Larry and Virginia took such good care of us! He shared his garden harvest with us, as well! We are so glad that we got to play Bingo with Larry and Virginia recently. His laughter was infectious. Virginia, Angie, Tim, Connie and children; you were very fortunate to have such a great man as a positive example leading you! Love to you
Posted by Deb Platt on January 30, 2024
I am so sorry for your family’s loss. May God’s love and mercy surround you at this difficult time.
Posted by Karen VanOverschelde on January 30, 2024
Angie, Gavin and Delaney you have my sincerest sympathies. Cherish the memories and remember something about him every day. Love to all during this difficult time.
Posted by Merry Cox on January 30, 2024
I am so thankful to have been a neighbor to Larry and Virginia- Larry will be missed greatly. He had so much knowledge on everything and he was a very smart man. He guided me much for the last 6 months. Larry lives on in my heart. My condolences to the family.
Posted by Frank and Marlene Schafer on January 30, 2024
We are so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Frank so enjoyed ushering with Larry. I think they were like two little boys in the back of church visiting more than paying attention to what was going on. We will never forget his cute smile and always had a positive thing to say. Thank you to Virginia for all your dedication and care you gave to a very good man.
Posted by Cyndee Yusten Emmons on January 30, 2024
Uncle Larry left a lifetime of memories on me. What a nut! Yes he made you laugh just to hear his giggle.
I'm so lucky to have had him in my life.
Love you all!
Posted by Laura Baus on January 30, 2024
I am so sorry for your loss. Larry as well as the whole family has been like family to me.
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