HANOVER – Clifford E. Boop, known by his close family and friends as “Punk,” loved tinkering and farming. Surrounded by his family, Clifford passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at his home. Clifford had lived and farmed at his home since 1949. He was 81 years old.
Clifford was born Sept. 24, 1932, in Hanover, the son of Clifford and Alice (Paisley) Boop. He attended Hanover schools before he began farming full time. Clifford proudly served his country in the Army from 1950 to 1952. He married Jeanette Elaine Wald on Sept. 22, 1957, in Monroe, Wis.
Clifford farmed his entire life, most of it on his current family farm. At a very young age, Clifford was nicknamed “Punk” by his father. He continued the tradition by giving nicknames to most of his own family. Clifford and Jeanette were blessed with four boys and five girls. Clifford treasured sitting around the kitchen table visiting and having a cup of coffee with family and friends. He enjoyed tinkering on the farm and sitting on his lawn swing with his loyal dog, Yipper. Most of all, Clifford loved his family.
Clifford will be dearly missed by his wife, Jeanette; four daughters, Laura (Shawn) Connolly of Dixon, Donna (Rob) Pearce of Elizabeth, Mary (Richard) Fowler of Goodyear, Ariz., and Darcy Boop (Paul Wasmund) of East Dubuque; four sons, James (Nancy) Boop, Edward (Gayle) Boop, and Brian (Nicolene) Boop, all of Hanover, and Michael (Krista) Boop of Elizabeth; one son in-law, Bob Weede of Elizabeth; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Angela Weede; and three siblings, Jean A. Weible, Mary Ella Sauer, and Robert A. Diehl.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Hanover. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Hanover.
A memorial fund has been established.
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