Colin Boehm
  • Born on: June 14, 1948
  • Departed on: April 1, 2023
  • Resided in: Iowa City, IA

Colin Boehm

Colin Boehm, 74, of Iowa City, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on April 1, 2023, following a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. A celebration of life is planned on Sunday, July 9th at City Park, Iowa City, from 12-4pm at shelter #6. Much appreciation goes to Kelly Quigley and staff at Country View for many years of great care and to the Iowa City Hospice staff.

Colin was born June 14, 1948, in Oskaloosa, IA, the eldest of Harold "Skip" and Lena (Wemer) Boehm's seven children. He had many fond memories of growing up in Sigourney, IA., including long hours spent at the baseball fields, being able to run freely around a small town with good friends and siblings, and horseback riding up at Grandpa "Pop" Wemer's farm. He became an accomplished 4-sport athlete in high school, and won a 4th place medal at the Iowa State wrestling tournament.

He met Jane Neppl while they were attending the University of Iowa in the early 70's, and after graduation, they married on August 9, 1975 at Saint Thomas More Church in Iowa City. They moved west after this, and their journey included time in Arizona, Washington and lastly, over 7 years total in Anchorage, Alaska. While in Alaska, Colin worked for Alaska Industrial Hardware as a sales rep for industrial accounts. This gave him the opportunity to fly all over the state, to very remote locations, an experience which he really loved. He also used this time to add to his vast collection of tools of all sorts.

Their time in Alaska was always remembered by fun times salmon fishing, camping, skiing and learning photography. Both of his sons, Joshua and Ryan, were born in Alaska. In 1987, Colin and Jane decided to head back to Iowa City to raise them and be near family. Colin really enjoyed being a Dad. He had a great time coaching his sons in Little League and taking them golfing in the summers. He loved attending all of their many activities, including football and band, often watching alongside his parents, Skip and Lena. He always looked forward to attending large, fun family gatherings in Sigourney, especially Christmas, which fell on his mother's birthday.

Colin is survived by his wife, Jane and sons Josh (Alexis)and Ryan. His siblings; brother Sam Boehm, sisters Julie Bushmaker (Bob), Laura Fulton (Jeff), Ruby Kahler (Jim) and Tena Morgan (Bud), granddaughters Molly and Clara, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Lena Boehm, brother John Boehm and nephew Jesse Boehm. Memorials may be made to the Cure Alzheimer's Foundation or to Iowa City Hospice.

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