OTTOVILLE -- Norbert "Nub" Boecker, 70, of Ottoville, passed away peacefully at 7:35 a.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his children and wife of 50 years of marriage.
Nub was born July 1, 1943, in Cloverdale, to the late Henry and Ruth (Schmidt) Boecker. On April 18, 1964, he married Jean Wehri, who survives in Ottoville.
Nub is also survived by three sons, Keith (Carol) Boecker and Rick (Holly) Boecker, all of Ottoville, and Nick (Deana) Boecker of Ottawa; a daughter, Jan (Terry) Warnecke of Ottoville; 12 grandchildren, Leanna (Zach) Horstman, Kayla Boecker, Brad Boecker, Todd Warnecke, Jenna Warnecke, Troy Warnecke, Chelsey Boecker, Evan Boecker, Billie Jo Bendele, Brennan Boecker, Brayden Boecker and Bailey Boecker; two great-grandchildren, Jace Horstman and Kennedy Horstman; seven brothers, Dennis "Doc" (Diane) Boecker of South Carolina, Karl (Linda) Boecker and Duane (Bonnie) Boecker, all of Ottoville, Marvin Boecker of Cloverdale, Paul (Laurie) Boecker of Ottoville, George (Terri) Boecker of Cloverdale, Alan (Tammy) Boecker of Continental; and two sisters, Marilyn (Don) Dunbar of Ottoville and Maureen (Pete) Kennerk of Hicksville.
He was also preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Maurice and Donna Boecker; and a sister, Marleen Boecker.
Nub retired from General Motors, where he worked as a millwright and served as chairman of the United Auto Workers Local 211. He was also a lifelong farmer. After retirement, he worked part time for S.I. Distributing. He was a graduate of Ottoville High School. Nub was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville. He enjoyed cutting firewood, playing cards, spending time with his grandkids and his kids and watching Cincinnati Reds and Wheel of Fortune. He enjoyed sending humorous postcards to grandchildren when he was out of town.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, with Father Jerome Schetter officiating. Burial will be at a later date in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ottoville. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township.
Memorials may be given to Putnam County Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to: www.lovefuneralhome.com.