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Richard J. Boll

November 5, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Richard J. Boll, 91, a longtime insurance executive and broker in St. Louis, and a lifelong St. Louis resident, died Sunday, Nov. 5.
Mr. Boll was born in south St. Louis to Walter and Ida (Roeckemann) Boll.
He graduated from Cleveland High School in January 1945 and shortly thereafter entered the U. S. Army, serving with the 25th Infantry Division as a military policeman with occupation duty in Japan.
After his return to St. Louis, he earned a bachelor of arts degree in business from Washington University in 1952.
In 1954, he started a career in insurance beginning with American Surety and continuing with Transamerica Insurance Group, where he served as its St. Louis branch manager for over 20 years until his retirement in 1985. He continued actively working as an insurance broker before finally retiring in 2013 at the age of 86.
Mr. Boll married his wife, Renate (nee Michel), in 1959. Together they had one son, Richard James II (Ann), who survives.
Besides his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. Boll is survived by sisters-in-law Virginia Boll, Erika (Henry) Mundt and Lieselotte Schriewer; nieces and nephews John (Ellen) Boll, Patricia (Robert) Kistler, Linda (Robert) Neff, David (Beth) Boll, Ewald (Susie) Kreikebohm, Rainer Kreikebohm, Jens Kreikebohm, Renate (Sean) Jones, Michael (Alisa) Mundt, Thomas (Heike) Schriewer, Stefan (Nicole) Schriewer and Torston (Weibke) Schriewer; and close family friends Alfred Dochnal Jr., Katherine (Chuck) Dochnal Palmer and Eric (Nancy) Dochnal.
Mr. Boll was preceded in death by his wife, Renate; brothers Walter (Naomi) Boll, William Boll and Edward Boll; sisters and brothers-in-law Ursula (Herman) Kreikebohm, Lisa (Ralph) Miller, Willi Schriewer; niece Rena Kreikebohm; and close family friends Alfred and Marion Dochnal.
Services were at John L. Zeigenhein & Sons South City Chapel. Interment was at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Community Home Care; visit

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