David John Boldebuck
January 26, 1958 - February 10, 2021
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc.
Ed Shepherd
Arima Family
Laura and Paul Hutchison
Dan, Peg, and Tanner Rabb
Jill Burkhard
Victoria S Vaughan
Mary Pat Shea Breen
Susy DeLong
Ann Donnelly
Kathy Korty
Ann Donnelly
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Lafayette, IN 47901

David Boldebuck Obituary On February 10, David Boldebuck passed away in Lafayette in his home with his loving wife Bunchy and daughters, Margaret and Irene, at his side. David was born on January 26, 1958 and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago where he attended Hinsdale Central High School. Graduating in 1976 as a…

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Jim Billingsley left a message on March 9, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. I knew Dave as a great diver, friendly and humble, and a true competitor. My diving coach at my Bloomington, Indiana high school was Dave Bere, who also dove at Hinsdale High School a few years ahead of David. Our coach thought me and my teammates were getting too big in the head because we were beating all the other Indiana divers in our conference. So he says one day in practice he's arranged a mock meet and he's taking us up to Chicago to dive against his alma mater where we'll experience some "real" competition. It worked, David proceeded to humble us by soundly beating us. It was a great time enjoyed by all, and I got to know David even better after he came to Indiana University. Bunchy - I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but you and the girls and all the rest of the family are in my prayers - may God bring you peace and comfort and healing. I hadn't seen David in several years, but I have many great memories which I will always treasure.
Susan Zita Mathew left a message on February 24, 2021:
I will miss Dave dearly. I always enjoyed our spirited conversations over cocktails and family events. My love to Bunchy, Margaret & Marshal and Irene.
Ed Jarosz left a message on February 18, 2021:
Rest In Peace David. Your childhood friends and cohorts. Germaine, Ed, Jane and Peter Jarosz Anne Jarosz
Ed Shepherd left a message on February 18, 2021:
Dave and I were on the diving team at Hinsdale Central. He was always such a happy and fun guy to be around. I have a picture in my office of he and I doing a tandem dive for one of the Hinsdale Guard shows. I was so sad to hear of his passing. My condolences to all his family.
Arima Family left a message on February 18, 2021:
Dearest Eileen, Margaret, Marshal and Irene, we are so saddened to hear of your loss. We remember Dave’s ready smile with fondness. Nothing will lessen the sadness you feel, but maybe the following phrase will bring you a bit of comfort in the future: “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure”.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Joseph C Saviano left a message on February 18, 2021:
Dave was a wonderful man and a great neighbor. More than once I remember coming home after it snowed and found my driveway plowed. but, my favorite memory was when Dave brought me his backpack blower so I could blow the leaves out of the flower beds. He forgot to warn me about how powerful it was. We both laughed when he found the I had blown the mums out of the ground. I missed him and Bunchy and the girls when they moved to Lafayette, and still do.
Laura and Paul Hutchison left a message on February 17, 2021:
We are sorry to read this. He was always so welcoming. Our condolences to you, the girls, and the rest of the family.🌹
EJ Williams left a message on February 16, 2021:
I'm so sorry to hear this. The four of you have such a strong family connection, it was very inspiring to see back in the high school days. I don't know many families that are as close as all of you are. Dave did pretty darn well being able to raise amazing girls like Irene & Margaret! He's quite an inspiration and I'll always remember him. Sending prayers your way.
Dan, Peg, and Tanner Rabb left a message on February 16, 2021:
We are so sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was so nice and always had a smile on his face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories bring you comfort and peace.
Fatima Nuhu left a message on February 16, 2021:
My condolences 💐 to you and and your family, May Daddy’s soul Rest In Peace and may his memory be a blessing.Amen
Jill Burkhard left a message on February 16, 2021:
In memory of David John Boldebuck, Jill Burkhard lit a candle
Allen&Nancy Carter (Tripper’s parents) left a message on February 15, 2021:
Our Lord says, “My house has many rooms. I’ve prepared a special place for You.” With heartfelt sympathy for the loss of this Man, Dave. Although we didn’t meet in person, we met Irene. She and our son, Tripper, are good friends and fellow hospitality graduates. “Until we meet....rest my good and faithful servant.”
Victoria S Vaughan left a message on February 15, 2021:
Sending my heartfelt condolences to Eileen, Margaret, Irene, and the entire family. David was a special person, he led a wonderful life and will always be remembered with love and a smile. With sincere sympathy for your tremendous loss, Love from, Victoria Vaughan
Andy Seibt left a message on February 14, 2021:
Dave was a teammate and a friend for all 4yrs at Hinsdale, and one of the nicest guys I knew. He was not only the best diver Hinsdale ever had, he was the greatest diver in Illinois HS history as his State record from ‘76 was only just recently broken. He was the single most reason that people no longer left the pool during diving. I was always awed watching him. We called him smiley 😊 My deepest condolences to his family and his sisters.
Dave Bere left a message on February 14, 2021:
I knew Dave in his earlier life and as a fellow diver. He was a special guy that came from a special family. I watched him grow to become one of the greatest high school divers in Illinois history. This is a heartbreaking loss. My prayers are with the entire family.
Robert O Barr left a message on February 13, 2021:
He will be missed! What a great guy . Outstanding in so many ways. Wonderful smile. And personality. Rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers with the family.
Douglas Petty left a message on February 13, 2021:
So sad to hear. Dave was always the life of the party. Funny, smart and always up for anything. He was an awesome diver and athlete. I remember being envious when he landed the job with Kodak! He wat the first of our group to get a real job! Dave was the first to come west to visit after I moved to SF Bay Area. We rented a Winnebago and planned to drive from SF to LA via Hwy 1. We only made it to Big Sur due to road closure but that didn't stop the fun. RIP Dave. You will be missed by all who knew you.
Mary Pat Shea Breen left a message on February 13, 2021:
Rest In Peace, Dave. You will be missed. Your wonderful smile and kindness to all.
James Libby left a message on February 13, 2021:
Dave was my lab partner in Coach Valentine's physics class. He was a nationally ranked diver and humble as all get out. Spectacular smile. Warm heart. Most of the gals in the class had a crush on him. My deepest condolences to the family. Jim and Tori Libby
Mary Murphy Juska left a message on February 13, 2021:
My memory of Dave is when he walked into my backyard after my daughter Emily passed away. He caught me off guard with his big smile and his always fabulous personality saying, “I’m coming in to mow your lawn.” Dave knew he couldn’t help our morning for Emily any easier but he knew he could mow the lawn to help ease our life and that’s just what he did. Dave would do anything to help in anyway and that’s what I remember. RIP Dave, see you in heaven.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Susy DeLong left a message on February 12, 2021:
So glad I got to meet Dave. What a sweet guy.
Marty Turek left a message on February 12, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear about Dave. I did not know Dave very well but I was the next diver at Hinsdale Central to win the Illinois State Meet in diving after him, 1988, I think a 12 year gap. Every day I would look up at his name on the wall as a state champ and it motivated me. He probably did not know how much he motivated me but it was a lot. He probably did not know what a positive legacy he left for me but he did and I tried to emulate his positive, work hard attitude. Never a bad word spoke about Dave Boldebuck. Rest In Peace. Marty Turek
Ann Donnelly left a message on February 12, 2021:
Our sympathies. Ann Donnelly Olson
Kathy Korty left a message on February 12, 2021:
Dave will be missed by so many. Praying for peaceful hearts for all.
Ann Donnelly left a message on February 12, 2021:
In memory of David John Boldebuck, Ann Donnelly lit a candle
The Scudder-Haynes family left a message on February 12, 2021:
We are absolutely heartbroken over the loss of Dave. We feel so lucky to have known him. We have long felt that Bunchy and Dave were "heaven sent" to our family when we moved to Indiana. What was clear to anyone who knew Dave was how much he adored his wife and daughters. He always spoke with such love and pride about Bunchy, Margaret, and Irene. We wish the whole Boldebuck family comfort and peace in this difficult time. Love, Molly, Kyle, and Lola
Tammy Pusateri Puckrin left a message on February 12, 2021:
Margaret and Family, We are truly sorry for the loss of your father. What a blessing you each were to him and we pray his shining light guides you all of your days as his love for you will remain in your heart and you share stories of him to others along life’s journey. Know of our love and prayers-Tammy, Steve, Alyssa, Grant, and Teresa Puckrin
Casey Stower left a message on February 12, 2021:
Loving prayers for rest in paradise.
Susan Shea left a message on February 12, 2021:
A very sweet man who will be seriously missed
Karen Devine left a message on February 11, 2021:
I’m so sorry Bunchy! I know you made his final days good ones. You had a great love story! My sympathies to you, your daughters and the family.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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