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Ronald W. "Tilly" Boekeloo - 64

6/12/1955 - 3/6/2020

Clinton, Iowa

     Ronald W. “Tilly” Boekeloo, age 64 of Clinton, passed away Friday, March 6, 2020 at his home.  Cremation rites will be accorded.  A gathering of family and friends will take place from 3:00 to 6:00 PM Wednesday, March 11th at the Pape Funeral Home.  A memorial service will begin at 6:00 PM. 


     Tilly was born in Clinton on June12, 1955, the son of Howard and Tina (Zirbes) Boekeloo.  He graduated from Clinton High School.  Tilly married Cindy Randall on April 16, 2010 in Clinton.  He had been employed at Mill Creek Apartments and Hometown Landscaping.  Tilly loved spending time with his grandchildren and family, cooking out and playing pool.  He enjoyed socializing on the Avenue and was known for memorable quotes.


     Tilly is survived by his wife Cindy; two daughters, Stephanie and Michelle from a previous marriage; three step-children, Barry Randall (David Shafer) of Denver CO, Dustin (Alicia) Randall of Leominster, MA and Ryan (Brihanne Wolf) Randall of Clinton; seven grandchildren, Chloe, Leia, Kavarion, Kaniya, Demar, Juliet and a baby granddaughter due in June; two sisters, Marsha Klare and Cathy Boekeloo both of Clinton; a brother, Steven Boekeloo of Clinton and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Alan, Larry and Dennis; a sister-in-law, Pat Boekeloo and two brothers-in-law, Shawn and Bryan Clary.  Memorials may be made to the family.  Online condolences may be left at


Gathering of Friends

3:00 to 6;00 PM Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Pape Funeral Home.

Memorial Service:

6:00 PM Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Pape Funeral Home.


  • Deenna Kimmer

    on 03/09/20

    I remember calling Tilly; Silly Tilly when he was in his late 20s.  Always fun to be around.  

  • Shari and John Wilkerson

    on 03/09/20

    Tilly, you will be greatly missed. Cindy, you are in our thoughts and prayers. So many memories, laughs and good times shared by friends. Pretty scrappy for such a small guy. Until we meet up again, this shot's to you! Much love. ❤
  • Thomas Ehredt

    on 03/09/20

    Rest in peace old friend. TINK!

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