Ralph H. Boardman

Ralph H. Boardman

Birth
Elmhurst, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
Death 30 Oct 2015 (aged 94)
Lansing, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Elmhurst, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 154530712 · View Source
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Ralph H. Boardman, age 94 of Lansing, IL, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, whom he faithfully served, on Friday, October 30, 2015. He is survived by his two loving daughters: Linda (Tom) Boardman- Butler and Christine (Randy) Widstrand; seven beloved grandchildren: Gwen (David) Szymendera, Andrew (Evelyn) Anastasia, Natalie (Joshua) Green, Katie (Jay) Williamson, Eric (Megan) Widstrand, Bryan (Stacy) Widstrand, and Laurie (John) Bart; 11 treasured great grandchildren: Joe, Max, Nellie, Isadora, Elijah, Natalie, Lydia, Claire, Annie, Lincoln, and Owen; loving sister: Ruth (nee Boardman) Lucht; and nieces and nephews. Mr. Boardman was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 51 years, Nellie (nee Howard); daughter, Susan Anastasia; brother, Stanley; and parents: John Moses and Alma (nee Blecke) Boardman. Mr. Boardman will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife, Nellie, at Elm Lawn Memorial Park in Elmhurst, IL. Mr. Boardman served as a Teacher and Principal at Trinity Lutheran Church and School for 35 years. He was a member of the Greatest Generation and honorably served his country during World War II in the United States Army, being awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received. He was an avid fisherman and loved fishing at the Lansing Sportsman Club. He enjoyed traveling and classical music. Emanuel Christian School, With God's Little Ones in Broyouk, Cambodia was built in his honor by a former student. He was a wonderful and gentle Hero of Faith and led his family and students by example.

Published in The Times from Nov. 2 to Nov. 3, 2015


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  • Maintained by: Barbara Campbell
  • Originally Created by: Xcountryrdr
  • Added: 2 Nov 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 154530712
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ralph H. Boardman (8 Aug 1921–30 Oct 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 154530712, citing Elm Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum and Crematorium, Elmhurst, DuPage County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Campbell (contributor 48366384) .