Robert E. Boenker

Born   November 7, 1933
Hired  March 12, 1958
Retired   January 1, 1995
Passed away   December 10, 2020

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Robert E. Boenker, born on November 7, 1933, the son of Selma Buck Boenker and Robert Boenker, went to be with our Heavenly Father on December 10, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Odie Buchanan Boenker, and two daughters, Carol Ann Bless and Amy Kvapil. He has two son in laws, Ray Bless and Peter Kvapil, along with 3 grandchildren, Roman, Presley and Haven Kvapil. Robert s older sister, Ethlynda Hensley, along with his nephew, Jimmie Hensley, and niece, Sandra Gaschk, daughter of sister, Elnora Klug, and a large extended family of relatives, also mourn his passing.

Robert is a graduate of Navasota High School where he loved playing baseball. One of his greatest memories was pitching a no hitter for his beloved Navasota Rattlers in 1952. A 38-year employee of Gulf States Utilities and Entergy, he progressed up through the ranks from Apprentice, to Lineman to Supervisor of The Woodlands office, where he and his crew helped with the conceptual layout of the buried electrical lines that are a unique and treasured feature in the community today. He retired in 1995, and this allowed him not only more time to travel the globe with Odie, but also spend additional time at his beloved family farm in Washington on the Brazos, where he was born and raised. Robert was most comfortable at the farm and had countless happy days riding through the fields on his big red tractor. He was a caring, loving father and devoted husband, with a great sense of humor and warm heart that will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

You are welcome to pay your respects at a public visitation at Cashner Funeral Home, in Conroe, on Thursday, December 17 from 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 18 at 2pm at Friedens Church in Washington on the Brazos, where Robert will be laid to rest. Memorial donations may be made to Friedens Church of Washington in Honor of Robert Boenker. You may also visit the Cashner Funeral Home website, www.cashnerconroe.com, to sign the guest book and leave a message for his family.

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