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Posted on Oct. 8, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Nov. 28, 1944 - Oct. 5, 2013

OSCEOLA — Robert E. Boocher, 68, passed away at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at home.

He was born Nov. 28, 1944, in Mishawaka to the late Raymond and Carol (Meyers) Boocher. On July 1, 1967, he married Eleanor “Ellie” (Wright) Boocher in Florida.

Survivors include his his loving wife of 46 years, Ellie Boocher; children Kathy Ford-Boocher of Elkhart, Sis Davis of Buchanan, Mich., Raymond (Mendy) Boocher of Niles, Mich., Robert E. (Brenda) Boocher of Goshen and Terry Boocher of Osceola; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and siblings Sue (Tom) Atherton and Judy Rae (Jim) Bowers, all of Mishawaka, Peggy (Bill) Koontz of Osceola and Jerry (Deb) Boocher of Elkhart.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Boocher.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, memorial services at Cedar Road Missionary Church, 525 Cedar Road, Osceola. The Rev. Jeff Truex, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be at noon, Thursday, Oct. 10, in Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Mich.

Contributions in memory of Bob may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, South Bend, is assisting with arrangements.