James D. Boechler

June 24, 1964 – Nov. 24, 2019

James D. Boechler, 55,

Mesa, Arizona, passed

away November 24, 2019

in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Born June 24, 1964 in

Minot, North Dakota, he

was the son of Emanuel

and Kathryn (Salwey)

Boechler. He grew up in

Karlsruhe, North Dakota

and graduated from

Karlsruhe High School in

1982. After high school,

he studied accounting at

the University of Mary in

Bismarck, North Dakota

and earned his bachelor’s

degree in 1985. Upon gra-

duation, he relocated to

Phoenix, Arizona to begin

his accounting career.

Jim’s quick wit and

keen sense of humor was

unmatched. His love of

life and family was clear

to all who knew him. He

didn’t seem to know a

stranger; he would start a

conversation and before

you knew it, it felt like

you were a lifelong friend.

His affable nature was

comforting to all who

knew him. Jim loved

spending time with

friends and family, sum-

mers in Karlsruhe and

watching Bison football

with his brothers were

some of his best times. He

had a big heart and would

help anyone who needed


He is survived by his

brothers and sisters, Patri-

cia (Dick) Jensen of

Karlsruhe, ND; Edward

(Kitty) of Atlanta, GA;

Greg (Colleen) of Scotts-

dale, AZ; Germain of

Karlsruhe, ND; Jerome

(Kim) of Overland Park,

KS; Brenda (Chris) Zietz

of Minot, ND; John (Mai-

tha) of Phoenix, AZ, and

several nieces and


Jim was preceded in

death by his parents,

Emanuel and Kathryn

Boechler of Karlsruhe,


A celebration of his life

will be held in Karlsruhe,

ND at a later date.

Donations in his name

may be made to the

Souris Valley Animal

Shelter, 1935 20th Ave

SE, Minot, ND 58701.