Randy J. Boehmer
March 10, 1967 ~ April 10, 2023
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.