In Memory of

David Keith Bofenkamp

December 18, 1943 - November 5, 2020
From: Cherokee, IA

David K. Bofenkamp was born December 18, 1943 in Sac City Iowa, the son of Joseph Anthony and Pearl Viola (Nelson). He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. The family moved to Cherokee in 1954. He graduated from Immaculate Conception HS in 1963. He then served in the Army from 1964 to 1968, three of those years being stationed in Germany near the Czech border.

  He returned to Cherokee where he met his future bride. He married Donna Erickson in Alta in 1970. He worked for the Department of Transportation for 32 years as an inspector, retiring in 2002. There are numerous roads and bridges throughout Iowa that he would tell you he helped construct. Over the years he enjoyed bowling, playing cards, wood working, daily coffee outings and cheering on his daughters and then grandchildren in their many activities. He also loved to cheer on the Hawkeyes and Steelers. His kids and grandkids were his pride and joy. He loved to put his spin on things and his sly grin and sense of humor will long be remembered by all who knew him.

 Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years, Donna, his daughters Jodi (Matt) Mongan of Cherokee and Julie (Curt Stuart) of San Antonio, TX. Three grandchildren Carson, Kylie and Kenna Mongan. Brothers Al (Mary) of Cherokee, Jerry (LoAnn) of Fowlerville, MI and sister Carma (Dale) Peck of Peterson, IA. Also, many nephews, nieces, extended relatives, friends and coffee pals.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his in-laws Marlyn and Betty (Galvin) Erickson; an infant brother, Robert; brother Don; brother Art and sister-in-law Bev; sister Jean and brother-in-law Ward Allen and also other nephews, aunts and uncles.

Tribute Video
Memorial services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Social distancing and masks will be required at the church.
Pastor Jean Morse
Public visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2020, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. Social distancing and masks will be required at the funeral home.
Pleasant Hill Cemetery 
Aurelia, Iowa

Military rites will be provided by the Cherokee V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post 2253 and the American Legion


Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 3:39 PM
“Sending special thoughts and prayers to you, Donna and Jodi and Julie and families -- have fond memories of you all. ”
- Barbara Gano
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 11:06 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Prayers for Peace.
- Jim & Brenda Perrin
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 11:06 AM
“Donna, you have our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.”
- Gail and Roy Weinstein
Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7:50 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss and are keeping you and your family in our prayers.”
- Travis, Becky, Cael, Tynan, and Johnalin Schipper
Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 1:42 PM
“I am so sorry for you loss, Jean loved her brother so much.”
- marty burke
Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 8:20 AM
“Sending our sympathies to your family, and Thinking of fond memories of good times spent with Dave.”
- Allen and Marilyn Burkhart
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 1:40 PM
“Donna and family I am so sorry to hear of your loss...”
- Glenda Schleef
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7:06 AM
“Donna and Family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Dave. May he rest in peace. Cheryl and Delbert Winterhof”
- Cheryl and Delbert Winterhof
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