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Benjamin J. Boardman

Benjamin Luketic was born April 2, 1984, in Ulm, West Germany. Ben passed from this life Nov. 28, 2018, in San Diego, Calif. He was baptized Benjamin James Boardman on April 26, 1987, at Wiley Chapel, Neu Ulm, West Germany. He came to the United States in 1989 with his family as the military family was rotated to Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. Ben attended school at Green Forest and Salem R-80, both in Dent County, Mo. He achieved his GED and certification in Floor Coverings while serving in Job Corps. He later worked in that field in the construction industry while living in several western states.
Ben loved music and played the guitar. He was also a gifted sketch artist in pencil and ink. Ben joined the United Methodist Church of Licking, Mo. in 1997. He will be missed by all who love him and entrust him to God. Ben is survived by his mother and dad, Biserka B. (Luketic) Boardman and Allen J. Boardman; one brother, Edward A. Boardman of Shippensburg, Pa.; three sisters, Julia R. Boardman of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Kathryn M. Boardman and Christine B. Boardman, both of Licking, Mo.; one niece and five nephews.
A funeral service will be held April 20, 2019, at 11 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Licking, Mo. Burial will follow at the Zion Church Cemetery in Dent County, Mo.


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