James “Jim” R. Boden

James “Jim” R. Boden, age 84, of Quincy, died on Friday, February 2, 2024 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born on April 9, 1939 in Quincy the son of Chester and Margaret (Leonard) Boden. He married Margaret “Margie” Weibring on September 2, 1961. She survives.

Jim worked for the Quincy Herald Whig for 43 years, first as a printer and lastly as the Building Maintenance Manager. Jim was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Elks. He volunteered for Blessing Hospital and the American Heart Association. Jim liked outdoor activities including hunting, fishing and camping. He also enjoyed bowling, best of all he loved when all the family were together.

In addition to his wife, Jim is also survived by:
CHILDREN: Laura ‘Lori’ Whicker (Richard), James A. Boden (Peggy) and Michael Boden.
GRANDCHILDREN: Ryan Whicker (Amber), Jennifer Willingham (Ryan), Katie Merrill (Travis) and Kevin Hickey.
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Grady and Nolan Whicker, Anistyn, Laikyn and Aylah Willingham; Aria Merrill; and Larkin and Harlow Hickey.
SISTER-IN-LAW, Alice (Bill) Bender.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law, Albert and Mary Weibring, and siblings: Clarence Boden, John Boden and Margaret Cook, brothers-in-law, Joseph Weibring and Vail Daggett, and sisters-in-law, Sandy Weibring and Georgann Oppie

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 11:00 AM in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the time of the services at 11:00 AM. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the St. Francis Catholic Church. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. Tom Ennis on February 3, 2024 at 3:31 pm

    What a great picture of Jim!!!!!

    Jim was my buddy when I worked at Mercantile Bank. He would be out on the loading dock over at the Whig & I’d be out in the parking lot at the bank loading up the car with supplies etc. & he would always call out my name when he’d see me. He also worked with my mom & my sisters over at the Whig for many years. A great guy!!!!! My prayers to his wife & family.

  2. Larry and Linda Snyder on February 3, 2024 at 6:23 pm

    Our sympathy to the family.

  3. Fran Adolfs on February 4, 2024 at 1:08 pm

    Marge I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I will remember him and your family in my prayers.

  4. Karen King on February 4, 2024 at 4:56 pm

    Lori and Family, With sincerest sympathy. I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Karen (Smith) King – QHS ’80

  5. Chris Horman on February 5, 2024 at 8:35 am

    So very sorry for your loss, he was a very kind, caring, loving man…all of the kids in the neighborhood looked up to him. May Gods loving arms bring you comfort during this difficult time. Chris (Walbring) Horman, Mark Walbring, Matt Walbring, Amy (Walbring) Feldkamp, and Shirley Walbring

  6. Paul Brown on February 5, 2024 at 9:24 am

    Our Prayers are with you.
    Paul Brown & Dr. Janise Denton

  7. Mike and Prudy Patterson on February 5, 2024 at 7:05 pm

    Marge, So sorry to hear about Jim. Mike and I will remember you in our prayers. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead. Mike And Prudy Patterson

  8. Sandy Gibson on February 6, 2024 at 12:02 pm

    Margie and family so very sorry for your loss. Many fond memories from the old neighborhood of Jim he was a really nice guy. Prayer to all 🙏 Sandy

  9. Sheila Neastea on February 7, 2024 at 12:25 pm

    I also knew Jim from Working at Mercantile. A great person. Always smiling and friendly. Condolences to his loved ones 🙏

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