Tim Boeglin, 58, Bloomington

Tim BoeglinTim Boeglin, 58, of Bloomington, died Thursday (June 16). He was born in Evansville June 7, 1958, to Tom and Betty (Kempf) Boeglin.

Tim grew up in Ferdinand and graduated from the University of Notre Dame and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington. He began his career in 1984 practicing law at Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon in Chicago. In 1987 he left that firm and with a friend formed XJD Corporation (so named because both were ex-JDs). The company became one of the country’s first sellers of custom mouse pads. In 1994 he moved to Bloomington where XJD grew into one of Bloomington’s largest manufacturing businesses. He sold XJD and in 2005 became the founding director of the I.U. Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, a partnership between the I.U. Kelley School of Business and the law school. For the past several years Tim was a principal and senior vice president of Key Auctioneers in Indianapolis, and more recently a part-owner of the Dubois County Bombers, a wooden-bat baseball team for college students that participants in the Ohio Valley League. Tim travelled extensively, a college year spent in Innsbruck, Austria, motivated a lifetime of adventures across the world with family and friends. Even after cancer led to a leg amputation in 2014, he continued traveling extensively, hiking, golfing, skiing, riding ATVs, kayaking, and swimming. After the leg amputation, Tim told his sister Sue (then lieutenant governor of Indiana) that he would now be better at “stumping” for her. In 1984 he married Cynthia Reichard. He made numerous BFFs even before that term was invented. Tim had a “surrogate family” of law school classmates with whom he and family vacationed annually for the past 20 years.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Reichard; two sons, August Boeglin, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Lucas Boeglin, San Diego, California; his parents, Tom and Betty Boeglin, Ferdinand; three sisters, three sisters, Deb Knust, Richardson, Texas, Sue Ellsperman, Ferdinand, and Jennifer Klem, Coppell, Texas; two brothers, Rick Boeglin, of Arlington, Texas, and Brian Boeglin, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Monday, June 21, at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand followed immediately by a memorial service at 7. A private burial service will follow on Wednesday morning, June 23. A memorial celebration of Tim’s life will be held later in the year in Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to the Sarcoma Foundation of America.

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