Melvin was born on October 11, 1953 in Kansas City, Mo, the son of Marcellus and Peachie Jewell (Renner) Boeschen. He was married to Diane Hall of Excelsior Springs on June 6, 1975; they later divorced but remained best friends.
Survivors include son Brandon (Kimberly) Boeschen of Excelsior Springs; one daughter, Bethany Boeschen of Overland Park, KS; seven grandchildren, Jacob, Shelby, Lydia, Gabe, Mack, Oliver and Eleanor Boeschen; two sisters, Michelle (Jeff) Townson of Liberty and Fawna (Dean) Cameron of Plano, TX; two nephews, Troy and Jack and two nieces, Olivia and Addie and his best friend, Curtis Cain.
Melvin was predeceased by his parents, his brother Mark and his sister Melissa Ebert.
Melvin was raised and educated in Richmond and graduated from Richmond High School in 1972. He worked as an ASE certified mechanic. He had worked at CO-OP, Swafford Ford in Richmond, Matt Ford in Buckner, and Chuck Anderson Ford in Excelsior Springs. He was an honorary scout leader and warrior of the Mic-O-Say tribe. He loved everything about cars, from assembling scale models to working on the real thing. He was a Ford man through and through. He loved bodybuilding and traveling, he loved the western look. Melvin was a outgoing person who enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends, he never met a stranger.
The family suggests commemorative contributions to the Melvin Boeschen Memorial Fund. They can be dropped off or mailed at Thurman Fuenral Home, 507 East Main Street – PO Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085.
Visitations with funeral services will be held on Friday September 10, 2021 at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Tours will begin at 12 p.m. and services will follow at 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021 at the East Slope Memorial Gardens in Riverside, MO. Don’t forget to share your memories with the family at www.thurmanfuneralhome.com.
Posted by Thurman Funeral Home – Richmond September 7-8, 2021.