|Birth: ||Jul. 24, 1952|
|Death: ||Mar. 3, 2006|
Howard J. Boiteau, age 53, of Bloomer passed away suddenly Friday, March 3, 2006, in the township of Wascott, Douglas County.
He was born on July 24, 1952, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., to Howard Sr. and Bernadine (Kelm) Boiteau. Howard served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1977. He married Betty Kummer on April 22, 1977, in Chippewa Falls, Wis.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Betty; four sons, Cletus "Bud" (Angie) of New Auburn, Scott (Jamie) of Eau Claire, Cory of Eau Claire and Brandon in the U.S. Army serving in Iraq; grandchildren, Shannah, Autumn, Dakota, Tessa, Skylar, Gage and Gavin Boiteau; mother, Bernadine "Dolly" Boiteau; four brothers, David "Butch" (Kathy), Stephen (Jane), Lee (Bea) and John "Gary" (friend Sue Jacobson) Boiteau; three sisters, Bonnie (Pete) Emerson, Joanne (Bob) Travaglio and Roxie (Steve) Goettl; mother-in-law, Helen Kummer; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Sharon (Jim) Crandall, Bev (Dave) Goettl, Pat (Garnet) Mathwig, Shirley (Tom) Tibbitts, Peggy (Tom) Schmidt and Rod (Chris) Kummer; several nieces and nephews.
Howie is preceded in death by his father; son, Michael in 1994; father-in-law, Cletus Kummer; and nephew, John Goettl.
Howie loved his family; and he had a special gift of making people laugh with his famous one-liners. His second home was "up north" where he enjoyed hunting and the outdoors with friends and family. He will be extremely missed by family, numerous friends, and all who were blessed by knowing him.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 10, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bloomer, with Pastor Phillip Schneider officiating. Burial will be at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner, Wis.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2006, at the Schriver Funeral Chapel, Bloomer, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Michael Paul Boiteau (1977 - 1994)*
Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Created by: James Seidelman
Record added: Mar 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13564089
Added: Dec. 24, 2007