Robert Edward Boenker
November 7, 1933 – December 10, 2020
Robert E. Boenker, born on November 7, 1933, the son of Selma Buck Boenker and Robert Boenker, went to be with our Heavenly Father on December 10, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Odie Buchanan Boenker, and two daughters, Carol Ann Bless and Amy Kvapil. He has two son in laws, Ray Bless and Peter Kvapil, along with 3 grandchildren, Roman, Presley and Haven Kvapil. Robert’s older sister, Ethlynda Hensley, along with his nephew, Jimmie Hensley, niece, Sandra Gaschk, his late sister, Elnora Klug, and a large extended family of relatives, also mourn his passing.
Robert is a graduate of Navasota High School where he loved playing baseball. One of his greatest memories was pitching a no hitter for his beloved Navasota Rattlers in 1952. A 38-year employee of Gulf States Utilities and Entergy, he progressed up through the ranks from Apprentice, to Lineman to Supervisor of The Woodlands office, where he and his crew helped with the conceptual layout of the buried electrical lines that are a unique and treasured feature in the community today. He retired in 1995, and this allowed him not only more time to travel the globe with Odie, but also spend additional time at his beloved family farm in Washington on the Brazos, where he was born and raised. Robert was most comfortable at the farm and had countless happy days riding through the fields on his big red tractor. He was a caring, loving father and devoted husband, with a great sense of humor and warm heart that will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
You are welcome to pay your respects at a public visitation at Cashner Funeral Home, in Conroe, on Thursday, December 17 from 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 18 at 2pm at Friedens Church in Washington on the Brazos, where Robert will be laid to rest. Memorial donations may be made to Friedens Church of Washington in Honor of Robert Boenker. You may also visit the Cashner Funeral Home website, www.cashnerconroe.com, to sign the guest book and leave a message for his family.
- Odie Buchanan Boenker, Loving wife of 56 years
- Carol Ann Bless and husband Ray, Daughter and Son-in-law
- Amy Kvapil and husband Peter, Daugher and Son-in-law
- Roman Kvapil, Grandchild
- Presley Kvapil, Grandchild
- Haven Kvapil, Grandchild
- Ethlynda Hensley, Sister
- Jimmie Hansley, Nephew
- Sandra Gaschk, Niece
- Elnora Klug, Sister (deceased)
- Selma Buck Boenker and Robert Boenker, Parents (deceased)
- Peter Kuapil
- Ray Bless
- Wayne Boenker
- Preston Boenker
- Jimmie Hansley
- Brett Edmonds
- Friedens Church of Washington
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Friday, December 18, 2020
Robert Edward Boenker
December 20, 2020
Odie and Girls, I am so sorry to hear of Robert's death. I worked with him and Odie at Gulf States many years ago. My heart goes out to you, Odie and Carol.
December 18, 2020
Dear Odie & Family:
Saw Milton's Newsletter notice that Robert was called home. May the family be comforted and may Robert rest in peace awaiting all those he has left behind to join him.
Robert & Odie were dear & special friends and we shall have some fond memories of our days when we were with GSU in Conroe. Unfortunately Pat & I could not make the services because we are in quarantine till Dec 20 with the COVID.
God Bless the Family & give Comfort & Strength to them in the loss of this beloved husband, father, grand dad & friend.
December 14, 2020
My condolences to Mr. Robert Boenker's family. I met him in 1973 when I transferred with GSU from Huntsville to Conroe. I will always remember his tall figure coming down the long hall from the Line Department to the Accounting/Marketing Department in the afternoons. I learned a lot from him about the Line, Service, and Construction work areas in the Western Division. I wish his family well during this time of sorow and loss.
Larry D. Mitchell
December 14, 2020
My condolences goes out to Mr. Robert E. Boenker Family. My friend BB will truly be missed and all our talks about the Houston Texans 🏈 and the Dallas Cowboys 🏈. Rest in peace my friend. Larry D. Mitchell