Randy J. Boehmer

randy boehmer

March 10, 1967 ~ April 10, 2023

Born in: Alta Vista, IA
Resided in: Alta Vista, IA

Randy “Buford” Boehmer, age 56, of Alta Vista, Iowa, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2023 at his home with his wife by his side.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, April 14, 2023 at Gospel Lighthouse Church in Floyd, Iowa with Paul Phillips officiating.  Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Alta Vista.

Visitation will be held from 3:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, Iowa and will continue at the church one hour prior the funeral service on Friday.  Online condolences may be left at www.conwaymarkham.com.  Memorials may be directed to the family.

Randy “Buford” was born March 10, 1967.  He was lovingly welcomed by his parents, Jerome and Fran (Lentz) Boehmer through adoption on August 14, 1967.  He attended and graduated from New Hampton High School.  After graduating, Buford moved to Arizona to custom combine wheat.  He returned home in 1986 and began working for S&S Trailers before moving to Wisconsin to be a logger in Boscobel.  Buford moved back to Iowa where he went to work for New Hampton Metal Fab.  While at a wedding dance in December 1993, Buford met the love of his life, Christy Voy.  After a short courtship, he proposed to her on Valentines Day.  It would be a full year before they were united in marriage on May 13, 1995 at Zion Lutheran Church in Alta Vista.  The couple made their home in Ionia before settling into their home just outside of Alta Vista where they welcomed their three daughters, Carisa, Allison and Sage.

Over the years, horses were a special pastime for Buford, Christy and their daughters.  From chuck wagon races, to trail rides near and far, the family spent much of the warm weather months on horseback.  Eventually, Buford fell in love with his first mule, Popcorn.  There would be several to follow but Stella would become his favorite.

As Buford aged, his faith grew and carried him through his health issues and the challenges of life.  He and Christy raised their daughters with a strong faith and were members of Lighthouse Gospel Church in Floyd, Iowa.

Those left to honor Randy’s memory are his wife, Christy of Alta Vista; his daughters, Carisa (Jason Klein) of Alta Vista, Allison (Adam Jensen) of Cresco, Iowa and Sage (Aldo) Noguera of Custer, Montana; his granddaughter, Oaklyn; his parents, Jerome and Fran Boehmer of Alta Vista; his siblings Cindy Holthaus of Alta Vista and Kevin (Brenda) Boehmer of Rockford, Iowa; his mother-in-law, Pat Voy of Alta Vista; his sisters-in-law, Jackie Edgar of Alta Vista and Trisha Steere of Elma, Iowa; his biological father, Barney (Marge) Ross; his half siblings, Eva Landas, Shawn Ross, Annette (Dave) Clay, Robin O’Hara, and Jesse Ross and numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends who were as close as family.

He is preceded in death by his biological mother, Charlene West and his niece, Jessica.


Visitation: April 13, 2023 3:00 pm

Conway-Markham Funeral Home - Elma
508 Maple St.
Elma, IA 50628

(641) 393-2461

Visitation: April 14, 2023 9:30 am

Gospel Lighthouse Church
201 Madison St
Floyd, IA 50435

Service: April 14, 2023 10:30 am

Gospel Lighthouse Church
201 Madison St
Floyd, IA 50435

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Memories Timeline


  1. Light a CandleDeepest sympathies to Buford’s whole family. He was one of a kind that is for sure. Prayers and hugs to the whole family.

  2. Light a CandleNick and I send our condolences and sympathy to all of the Boehmer family. We are sorry for your loss.

  3. Sorry for your loss, may you find comfort in the Love of Jesus. He has wrapped his arms around Randy releasing all pain. Randy is once again whole. Prayers will be lifted up for all of the family. Have peace with Gods Love.

  4. Childhood memories growing up with the Boehmers. Our parents were very good friends. So…. we grew up with the Boehmers. I remember the day when Jerome and Fran brought home a little brother for Cindy. Brings TEARS to my eyes to this day!! Where did time go? RIP Randy…….. I KNOW Ken has a cooler full of cold BEERS for both of ya!!!!! LOL!!!

  5. My sympathy to your family at this time. Randy was such a fun guy. I remember phone calls and seeing him with our son. He will be missed.

  6. Fran, Jerome, Cindy and Kevin – I’m so sorry to read of Randy’s passing. Fond memories of visiting back and forth growing up! My deepest sympathy to all of you.

  7. Praying for your family at this difficult time. Deepest sympathies to you all from our family. Thankful I knew him and thankful for the promises of heaven.


  9. Light a CandleThoughts and prayers to all of Randy’s family!! May he rip and his family find peace and comfort in the days ahead.
    The Zweibohmers
    David, Carrie and Hayley.

  10. Light a CandleSending hugs and peace to Fran Jerome Cindy and Kevin. Many memories growing up together. The bus rides together. From the Millers

  11. Sending prayers to the Boehmer family. Remember staying with Cindy when we were younger and Randy somehow always got in our way! Treasure the good memories and Randy will always be in your hearts.
    Scott and Lynn (Grober) Felder

  12. Condolences go to the Boehmer family from Linus and Linda Voves. At time like this, memories abound.

  13. Light a CandleDear Christy and family, Just saw that Randy had passed. So sorry that we missed his funeral and know that our prayers are with you! Teresa and Roger

  14. Saddened to hear the news of Randy’s passing. My thoughts are with his family and friends. He was a good guy and will be missed by those who knew him.

  15. Dear Christy and family, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Randy. You are all in our prayers. Please take care.

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