Linda L. Boelcke

  • Born: January 21, 1945
  • Died: January 14, 2012
  • Location: Stevensville, Michigan

Tribute & Message From The Family

Linda L. Boelcke, 66, of Stevensville, died unexpectedly Saturday January 14, 2012, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph.

Friends may call from 6:00- 8:00 PM Tuesday at Starks & Menchinger Chapel; 2650 Niles Road , St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday at the funeral home, with Father William Jacobs, Jr. officiating; with burial to follow at Hickory Bluff Cemetery in Lincoln Twp. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan or Berrien County Cancer Services. Friends who wish to send a condolence may do so at the guest book at

Linda was born on January 21, 1945, to Clarence & Alice (Pagel) Culver in Benton Harbor Michigan. She married Larry Boelcke on August 6, 1966 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Benton Harbor. She retired from AEP and worked most recently part-time for Dr. Rademacher in St. Joseph. Linda enjoyed playing cards, going to the Casino, vacationing at Lake Charlevoix and spending time with her family. She also loved taking care of her four-legged grandchildren Roxy & Harley.

Survived by her husband Larry of Stevensville; a daughter Michele (Joseph) Miller of Baroda; two sons Russ Boelcke of Baroda, Matthew Boelcke of Benton Harbor; three grandchildren Jenna, Justin and Jacob; a great granddaughter Ayden; a sister Shirley (Robert) Morlock of Watervliet; and a sister in-law Pat Culver of Coloma.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Bob Culver.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Larry, I was so sorry to hear about Linda's passing. Both David and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Posted by Susan Gitersonke - Portland, OR - Friend   January 19, 2012

So sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family. God Bless

Posted by Bob Zellman - North Adams, MI   January 18, 2012

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and family . Enjoy the menories ZXznk

Posted by Sally Zech Blankenship - Eau Claire, MI - class mate of Larry"s   January 18, 2012


I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Linda at Cook for many years. Besides being a ton of fun, Linda was also a very kind lady. She was very proud of her family, and boy did she love the little ones! My condolences to you all.

Posted by Deb Mensinger - Bridgman, MI - Friend   January 18, 2012

Larry, Michelle, Russ:

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you all.

Posted by Michelle Muske - Stevensville, MI - Friend   January 17, 2012

It is sad that the only way I will get to have contact you is in your sorrow of losing your wife. We only went to school together for two years and I never knew you wife since I left Eau Claire after my junior year.
When things get settled please get a hold of me and we can maybe get together.

Posted by Frederick H. Oppenhuisen - Buchanan, MI - friend of Larry   January 17, 2012

Larry, Michelle, Russ and Matthew,I was shocked to learn the news of Linda's passing. I worked with Linda many years ago at the Cook Plant and loved her-sent her a Christmas card every year!!!! She was a great lady! I hope great memories will give you peace in her passing.

Sue Paul

Posted by Susan Phillips Paul - Simpsonville, SC - friend   January 17, 2012

very sorry to hear of your loss, Sue heard of this and pointed it to me, hope all of the rest of your family is ok . I have been meaning to stop in stevensville but did't think anyone I knew would be at the store, I had heard about Dick. God bless your whole family, Ken & Sue

Posted by ken sutter - elephant butte, NM - friend   January 17, 2012

Larry, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that you can feel God's presence with you in your time of sorrow. Karen (Wedel) Renfro

Posted by Karen (Wedel) Renfro - Hendersonville, TN - Graduated with Larry from ECHS   January 17, 2012

Linda was literally a second mom to me as I was growing up. I half lived at her house, she fed me a thousand times, took me to school, to the fair, to concerts, put up with all the loud music, Michele, Rusty and I listened to in the basement. What a beautiful lady. I always remember her laughing, she made every moment a joy because she could instantly turn what you said into a joke. I was lucky to have such a great family to hang out with when I was little. I know you are in all the glory you deserve and my heart breaks for your family and friends who have to wait until you meet again. Thank you for ALL you did for me it will never be forgotten! I love you...

Posted by Carolyn (Pihulic) Wilson - Grosse Pointe Woods, MI - Friend of Family   January 17, 2012


My thoughts and prayers are with the Boelcke family. Linda's beauty lives on through her family and all whose lives she touched.

Posted by Rina Sellers - St. Joseph, MI - Friend of Family   January 17, 2012

I enjoyed working with Linda at the Cook Plant for many years. She always had a smile & a wonderful laugh. She was very devoted to her family. My thoughts & prayers are with her family at this most difficult time.

Posted by Joyce Edwards - Boynton Beach, FL - Friend   January 16, 2012

I worked with Linda in Human Resources at the Cook Plant. We shared many fun times. I know Linda will be greatly missed by her family and friends. My prayers and sympathy to the Boelcke Family.

Posted by Elaine Chartrand - Fort Myers, FL - Friend   January 16, 2012