David Boedeker, 80, of Lyons, Kansas, passed away September 10, 2021, at Hospital District #1 of Rice County, Lyons. He was born September 18, 1940, two miles west of Natoma, Kansas, the son of Louise (Kreft) and Rufus Boedeker. Dave was baptized, and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, loved and feared his Lord. He graduated from Natoma High School, worked in the oil field, joined the Navy in 1961, as part of the Kansas Centennial Company, was a fireman in Las Vegas, Nevada, before moving to Lyons, and working for Westar Energy. He married Judy Cessna in Natoma in 1962. Dave loved his family dearly and cared for his aging parents. He loved to sing, hunt, canoe, and studied the Bible extensively. He sang at weddings, funerals, and had a song in his heart for church, family, and any place he could. Many gospel, country, and Willy Nelson songs were his favorites. Dave is survived by his daughter, Lisa Segura; two brothers, Al and Jim Boedeker; several nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; Rufus and Louise Boedeker; and one brother, Loren Boedeker. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.
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