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John Theodore Boerckel III


John Theodore Boerckel, III, of Litchfield, passed away on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024 at his residence in Litchfield.

John was born on March 9, 1951 to John T. and Caroline Buzick Boerckel.

John worked as a laborer building grain dryers for Zimmermann in Litchfield, and  later for GSI. He retired in 2012 after 42 years.

John loved to fish, hunt, and tend to his garden.

He is survived by companion Karen Hockett;  his children, Joni (Lonnie) Mayfield of Norwood, MO, John (Shannon) Boerckel, IV of Hillsboro; grandchildren, John T. Boerckel,V, Cody Allen Boerckel, Leslie (Chris) Tinsley, Tyler (Stephany) Harris; step granddaughter, Taylor Mayfield; siblings, Terry (Joann) Boerckel of New Douglas, Nancy Brewer of Litchfield, Carol (Kenny) Ondrey of Livingston; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Amy Boerckel; brothers, Jimmy Boerckel, Gene Boerckel, Darren  Boerckel;  sister in law, Linda Boerckel; grandparents, John and Edith Boerckel, Sr. and Toney and Cora Buzick.

Services were held at Litchfield Family Funeral Service, 700 S. State St., Litchfield, on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 with Mike Rogers officiating.

Burial took place in Elm Wood Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Paws Care.

Visit to leave condolences or light a candle in his memory.

Litchfield Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.