Robert Lewis “Bob” Boche Sr.

February 21, 1944 ‒ June 27, 2018

Fredericktown, Ohio

Robert Lewis “Bob” Boche Sr., age 74, of Fredericktown passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at his home with his loving family at his side.

He was born on February 21, 1944 in Lander, Wyoming to the late Lewis and Irma (Huntsman) Boche. Bob was employed and retired from Kokosing as a mechanic after 18 years of service.  He enjoyed gardening and travel.  He was an avid Denver Bronco fan and supported Big 10 football.  Bob was a veteran serving in the United States Army.

He is survived by his wife Mary (Geibel) Boche; his daughter Shauna (Todd) Denowh; two sons, Robert (Ashleigh) Boche Jr., Thomas (Christine) Boche; eight grandchildren, Jasen Denowh, Ryan Denowh, Addelyn Denowh, Ryder Boche, Harper Boche, Raylan Boche, Haddie Boche and Anna Boche; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sisters Nadine Jackson and Shirley Carne.

In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private service in Wyoming at a later date.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Robert Lewis “Bob” Boche Sr.

  • Soo soory, Rob, for your loss. He has been on the prayer list at church for some time. Sorry, too, that your family had to go thru this cancer ordeal. Hugs and prayers

  • I was very saddened to hear the news yesterday, and I’m so sorry for your loss. Uncle bob was an amazing individual, I not only had the pleasure of calling him family but a friend as well. I will miss our late night long talks, with our favorite beverage. But I’m thankful that you’re in a better place and that ur not suffering anymore. Thanks for all the great memories…. love you all!

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.

  • You are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart breaks for each of you. Uncle Bob is at peace and pain free knowing you will join him in eternity someday. Love you all.

  • My condolences to all the Boche family, in your time of morning. I did not know Bob Sr. well, but I know he was an amazing human being by the fact of how great of a friend / brother from another mother Bob Jr is. My thoughts and love are with you all.

  • Thoughts and prayers to all. Bob will certainly be missed. I’ll miss his amazing hugs. God bless.

  • Pappy is one of my real life heroes. So thankful to have started my career along side him learning about equipment and life. He literally opened his house to me as a young man. An amazing man with an amazing family. Thoughts and prayer to you all.

  • Mary
    So sorry for your loss. You And your family are in Christie and my thoughts.

  • Robert and family,
    May your healing time be brief and your memories be pleasant and plentiful. i have always thought a lot of you Robert, your father must have been one good man to have raised you. Don’t forget to smile at his love for you through your grief.

  • I would like to offer my condolences to the Boche family. I am lucky to have met Bob over 20 years ago and enjoyed our many conversation since. Whether we talked about our children and grandchildren, the Buckeyes, or life in general my day was always better after our visit than it was before. I am so thankful I was able to have one last visit with him not long ago. He was a great man and will be missed.

  • It’s hard to put into words exactly how you feel, but we hope that your family and friends give you comfort during this time of deep sorrow. You are in our hearts…

  • I am sorry to hear of your loss and the loss of a great friend. I had worked with Bob for many years starting out as a young mechanic learning the electronic and mechanical trade. I could always go to him for advice and knew he was always there, so I hope I am able to pass his knowledge down to the now younger generation!
    To the Boche Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you on your loss of such a great man.

  • So sorry for your loss. Bob was a great man who took mentoring to a new level. He cared for the equipment, but cared for and taught the people fortunate enough to work with him much more. He always found the good and life lesson in everything. Our prayers go out to your family during this difficult time. God Bless.

  • I met Bob 31 years ago when I worked with him at Kokosing in Texas. He was a stand up guy, a quiet leader who was a great help to me. I have tremendous respect for Bob. My condolences to his family.

    John Neighbors

  • So sorry for your loss Bob was a joker love his story and his laugh hugs and prayers

  • Mary & family ,so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you peace. God’s grace and mercy cover you all. Bob was a good man, a good example.

  • It saddens me to hear of the loss of uncle Bob but he is at peace and pain free and for that I am thankful. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may we remember all the wonderful memories that he left us with. I will forever remember the trip I took with Uncle Bob and Mary from Ohio to Wyoming in the RV, and all of their many adventures to Wyoming to visit friends and family. He will be forever missed. Sending our love from Wyoming.

  • Please accept our condolences and have the strength from God during this time of sorrow we hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 For it we have faith that Jesus died and rose again, so too God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in death through Jesus. Can bring conform to the family in these distressing times as well. Knowing that our love ones will be resurrected.