Wilhelmina (Boehm) Keltz

Obituary of Wilhelmina M. (Boehm) Keltz

Hilton - Wilhelmina M. (Boehm) Keltz "Mina" passed away on May 22, 2024 at the age of 86. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank X. and Josephine (Weiss) Stadler; her husbands, Arnold G. Boehm, and Raymond W. Keltz; and her brother, Frank J. Stadler. She is survived by her children, Theresa (Mark) Kenyon, Michael (Lori) Boehm, Mary Boehm (Jerry Dee), Gloria (Ted) Giraulo, and David (Paula) Boehm; her 12 grandchildren; her 24 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Catherine (Kitty) Stadler; and cousin, Bina Boeckmann.  


Mina was a devout Roman Catholic, and a graduate of Nazareth Academy high school (1956), and Nazareth College – earning her degree of Bachelor of Music Education in 1974. Mina began her career as a church organist while she was in grammar school at St. Theodore’s Parish in Gates (1951-59), followed by Immaculate Conception (1958-66), before becoming choir director/organist at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (1966-1999). Her OLPH “Heavenly Angels” choir produced many music awards, holiday productions, and lifelong friendships. In her retirement, Mina continued to play the organ at St. Joseph’s, Our Lady of Grace, and St. Luke’s in Brevard County, Florida. She was also employed at St. Ann’s Community & The Heritage as a receptionist & hostess (1980-1995).


Mina was a member of Rochester’s Oratorio Society, Choral Club and Flour Town Players. She enjoyed attending Broadway musicals, and performing in local Rochester musicals, including her role as “Mabel” in Pirates of Penzance. She camped throughout the United States with her family in the 1960-70s, and enjoyed Caribbean cruises in her later years. Mina was a magnificent needle pointer who created many beautiful works for her family and friends.


Mina loved animals and her many pet cats, birds, and dogs including Ripper, Laddie, Nina, Tammy, Princess, April, and Lucky. She enjoyed playing cards including Euchre, Solitaire, and Canasta with friends while enjoying a cocktail, preferably a Bloody Mary or Highball. She enjoyed reading romance and adventure novels, listening to music (Mario Lanza “Be My Love”), watching EWTN, or a game show, favorite old movie (My Fair Lady or The Great Caruso), or a Rochester Red Wing baseball game.


Mina's Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 5, 2024 at 10:00 am at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 110 Old Hojack Lane, Hilton, NY 14468. Interment immediately following in Holy Ghost Cemetery, on Coldwater Road, Gates, NY.


In lieu of flowers, a Catholic Mass at St. Leo's in Mina’s memory is preferred, call 585-392-2710 to schedule, or donations to St. Leo's Catholic Church Music Ministry, 110 Old Hojack Lane, Hilton, NY 14468.  Please be sure to designate "in memory of Mina Keltz" on your check. 



Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Friday, July 5, 2024
St. Leo the Great Catholic Church
110 Old Hojack Lane
Hilton, New York, United States


11:30 am
Friday, July 5, 2024
Holy Ghost Cemetery
Coldwater Rd.
Rochester, New York, United States