Arthur J. Boedigheimer

March 16, 1930May 19, 2019

Arthur J. Boedigheimer passed away peacefully on May 19, 2019, after a bout with cancer. Born on March 16, 1930, to Clemens and Anna Boedigheimer in Perham, MN, Art is survived by his devoted wife of almost 70 years, Elizabeth (Betty), five children, Lt Col (Ret) Gene (Theresa) Boedigheimer of Cibolo, TX; Lt Col (Ret)/Dr Ralph (Becki) Boedigheimer of Colorado Springs; Betty Hoapili (Tom Neuberger) of Fairfax Station, VA; Karen (Kevin) Flynn of Colorado Springs; and Mary (Tom) Bloom of Mead, WA; eight grandchildren, David, Jeremy, Susan, Renee, Dani, Jesse, Emily and Kate; twelve great-grandchildren, and a sister, Bernie Schueller.

As a boy he loved to play pool and fish in the many lakes near his hometown of Perham. He spent 26½ years in the USAF attaining the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, then served in the CSPD as an ID Technician. He was a man of deep faith and was active in the Knights of Columbus Council #582 and Fourth Degree Assembly #88. He enjoyed playing cards, especially Cribbage and Bridge, and to the delight of his friends and family, liked to share his wry sense of humor. At his request, in lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to diabetes prevention in his name.

Funeral services will be held, Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the Air Force Academy Community Center Chapel, 5134 Cathedral Drive, Suite 100, USAF Academy, CO 80840. Vigil service and Rosary will begin at 9:00 AM and Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at approximately 12:00 PM at Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home, 3825 Airport Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Reception will begin at 1:00 PM at The Belcaro, 3475 American Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80917.


  • Vigil Tuesday, May 28, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 28, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, May 28, 2019


Arthur J. Boedigheimer

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Heidi Lynn

May 29, 2019

So sorry for your loss. We did not have the privilege of knowing Art, but please know that you and your family are in our prayers. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
Heidi (Neuberger) and Larry Lynn

Craig and L'Or L. Whitehead

May 27, 2019

With nothing more than an introduction from their daughter Betty Ann Hoapili, Art and Betty generously took me in as a stranger when I came to Colorado Springs to buy a home. Art's wonderful smile, and the goodness he radiated were a great comfort to me as I tried to make a difficult decision. (And Betty's kindness to me as I cried on her shoulder showed me how equally they were matched!) Patience and love describe them both.
Art's genuine interest in our family over the years was heartwarming. We are so thankful for his example as a father, friend, and follower of Christ. We are grateful for the blessing of having known him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Boedigheimer family, and mourn with them in their loss.
Much love,
L'Or L. and Craig Whitehead

Tricia Reichert

May 27, 2019

While attending Colorado College Mary would often take our bunch of girl friends home to her nearby house. During our visit to the B's we would eat wonderful home cooked meals, do laundry, and enjoy the warmth of our surrogate parents; Mr. and Mrs. B! I fondly remember Mr. B giving me car maintenance recommendations in his fatherly manner.

I wish the entire Boedigheimer family peace during this difficult time.

Carol Hoss

May 27, 2019

Betty and family
Bob and I are so sorry to hear of Uncle Art's death. We treasure the recent memories of your visits to our Minnesota lake cabin.
Sending hugs and prayers.
Carol Hoss

Jody and Jane Boedigheimer

May 27, 2019

Twenty years ago this August, Uncle Art, Aunt Betty, and all of their family traveled to Minnesota to spend a week at Fishtrap Lake. It was a wonderful reunion, with an old, quirky speedboat adding to the fun. We treasure those memories and so many more.

We've always admired our Uncle Art for his love of God, Country and Family. He always strived to do his best by each of them - the true definition of a well-lived life.

We were blessed to have Uncle Art in our lives. We will always love and remember him.

Love from Jane and Jody

Ed & Beth Parks

May 27, 2019

We are thinking of you all and praying for everyone during this difficult time. Wish we could be with you tomorrow.
Love and prayers

Steve and Linda Bloom

May 26, 2019

Our love, prayers, and sympathy are with you during this very difficult time for your family. We feel fortunate to have gotten to know Art and Betty through their daughter, our dear sister-in-law, Mary. His kindness and sense of humor will long be remembered.

KC Stevens and Mark DeRock

May 26, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Chief Boedigheimer. Though we did not have the pleasure of meeting him in person we have enjoyed the memories Betty has proudly shared with us. His passion and integrity were always a theme and is also evident in Betty. We greatly appreciate his dedicated service to his country and the community and are grateful for the love that still shines through his family.
~KC and Mark

Kassie Layne

May 26, 2019

I was part of the bunch from CC. Mr and Mrs B would invite us over for cookouts and a home cooked meal now and then, so many wonderful memories of meals at their home. Much love to the entire Boedigheimer family.

Kassie and family

Christina Belnap

May 26, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. As a college friend of Mary's, I always appreciated the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. B! I have many fun memories of hanging out at their home in Colorado Springs. Again, deepest sympathies for your loss and I will be keeping your family in my prayers at this difficult time.

With sympathy,
Christina (Bina) Pacheco Belnap