Beverly J. Boecker

Beverly J. Boecker

October 7, 1947 – August 22, 2020


Beverly Jane (Wacker) Boecker was born on October 7, 1947, in Wayne, NE to Clyde and Ruby Wacker.  She was the third child born of their four children, her older sister Deanna Sharon (Marvin[deceased]), oldest brother Gerald Wacker [deceased] (Sharon[deceased]), and younger brother David Wacker.  They lived on a farm near Carroll, NE.  At the age of six, Bev and her family moved to Omaha, NE.

Beverly received a cosmetology license in August 1965.  She worked as a hairdresser for nearly 40 years at which she retired from in January 2005.  Along with her passion for hairdressing, Beverly helped operate her husband’s business and keep a happy home.  She was an avid churchgoer thus becoming a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Bev had married Frank Petello [deceased] and out of this marriage were three children Robert Petello (daughters Aimee (Alec), Brianna, Abby, and Clarissa), Laura (Timothy, sons Oliver and Ian) Steyskal, and Matthew (Ayryal, daughter Janiya) Petello.

On September 27, 1991, Beverly married Ronald Boecker and gained a stepson, Justin (Danielle, sons Jaz and Harvey, daughters Maizy and Ava) Boecker.

Beverly was sent home to the Lord on August 22, 2020.

The Lord blessed Beverly Boecker immensely with tons of family and friends.  She was the matriarch of this family, the pillar holding everything and everyone up, helping raise children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren; overseeing numerous family gatherings, from birthdays to weddings, Thanksgiving to Christmas, and Easter onto the Fourth of July.  A home full of laughter was her pride and joy, welcoming all with a hug and a smile.  For she had a tremendous heart full of care, appreciation, and a bit of what some would call “tough love”.  Beverly J. Boecker will be deeply and wholeheartedly missed for she was the cornerstone amongst us all and will not be forgotten.

Bev is survived by her husband, Ron; her three children: Rob, Laura, and Matt; stepson, Justin; her mother, Ruby; sister, Deanna; brother, Dave; children-in-law: Tim, Danielle, and Ayryal; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her mother-in-law, Willie; six sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She is preceded in death by her father, Clyde, and her brother, Gerald.

“Most of all [I thank] the Lord for my wonderful husband who has been such a blessing and wonderment [to me].” -Bev

Family will receive friends Wednesday, August 26th from 6pm to 8pm, at the West Center Chapel.  CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE: Thursday, August 27th, 11am, West Center Chapel.  Private INTERMENT.  Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ponca Hills.





  • Linda Kohrs Posted August 23, 2020 1:42 pm

    Sending sincere sympathy to Ron and family as you mourn Bev’s passing. May God comfort you at this difficult time.

  • sheri Posted August 24, 2020 9:36 am

    Thinking of you(Ron,Matt,Laura,Robert) all at this time in your life. Beverly was a very caring person, I will miss her dearly. And forever will I remember Family dinners, no one could do it better. Thank you Bev.
    Rest now you beautiful lady.

    Sheri,Ryan,Becca, Clarissa,and Andrew Hendrickson.

  • Shelly Posted August 24, 2020 1:29 pm

    My heartfelt sympathy to Ron, Laura, Rob, Matt and all of her family as you celebrate the beautiful life you shared with Bev. Her kindness was contagious and her memory will live on forever.

    All my love,
    Shelly Hoyt

  • Melissa Hall Rotolo Posted August 24, 2020 11:05 pm

    As a distant cousin, I was blessed to meet Bev just in the last year. Our family tree meets at the Halls from
    Virginia. I am so sorry I did not have more time to get to know Bev. Peace and blessings to her family and friends.

  • Karen Stratman Posted August 25, 2020 1:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss Ron and family

  • Ron Hiatt Posted August 26, 2020 6:34 am

    Prayers to Bev’s family …..Bev was a wonderful lady and it was always a pleasure to see her. She always greeted me with a warm smile and a hug whenever I ran into her….I even experienced a little of her tough love but I’m sure I was better off because of it . May you have the best seat at the Lords table Bev, peace and love to you in the Kingdom of Heaven for the rest of days

  • Westside Community Schools Human Resources Department Posted August 26, 2020 8:17 am

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to comfort your family during this difficult time of mourning

  • Jean Schumacher Posted September 20, 2020 6:48 am

    So sorry For your loss. Blessings to you Ron and all of your family!

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