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David Lovitt Lovitt posted a message. New comment added.
Apr 15, 2024 at 2:13 PM

Posted on: Apr 15, 2024 at 10:02 AM

Happy birthday, Sharon.

Apr 15, 2024 at 10:01 AM

I'm so sad to hear of bill's passing.

Apr 15, 2024 at 8:21 AM

Deepest sympathy to Ramona in the passing of of your husband!

Douglas Jones posted a message. New comment added.
Apr 15, 2024 at 7:36 AM

Posted on: Apr 14, 2024 at 11:46 AM

We are saddened to report the passing of Bill Boese, husband of classmate Ramona Finch Boese. Our condolences to Ramona and her family

Obituary of William "Bill" Boese

Memorial Mass for William "Bill" Boese, age 79, of Milford will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 10:30am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Visitation will take place prior to the service from 9:30-10:30am at the church.

William John Boese, son of Burdette ”Buzz” William and Helen Mary (Trainer) Boese, was born in El Paso, Texas, on August 3, 1944, where his father was stationed with the Army.

The family returned to Webb, Iowa, upon “Buzz” fulfilling his tour of duty. Bill grew up helping his grandpa on the county road grader and his dad at the Champlin gas station. Bill loved baseball and played catcher from elementary through high school. Bill graduated from Webb High School in 1962 with a baseball scholarship to South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, SD. During his freshman year at SDSU, Bill decided he’d rather be a United States Marine. He quit college, enlisted, and was stationed at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, California.

During his time at MCRD, Bill was recognized as a leader and was encouraged to apply for appointment to the United States Naval Academy (USNA) Prep School, Bainbridge, MD, where upon completion, he received an appointment to the 1965 USNA plebe class. He graduated from USNA in 1969 thus pinning on the single silver bar of a United States Marine Corps (USMC) Second Lieutenant. Bill proceeded to the Basic School, Quantico, Virginia. With him, beginning a 26-year military career, was his wife, Ramona Finch Boese of Spencer, Iowa.

Bill’s accomplishments at the Basic School qualified him for flight training, his future military career. The Vietnam War was going on and Bill’s pilot training began with the Air Force (space available), receiving Air Force wings. Marines fly with the Navy. To earn Navy wings, they moved to Cherry Point, NC, there earning those wings. Through his career, Bill flew the A-4 Skyhawk and the AV-8B Harrier. LtCol. William J. Boese retired from the Marine Corps in 1989, moved to Milford, Iowa, and began a cow/calf operation on his farm west of Milford.

Bill was active with the American Legion Post #384, served as a Dickinson County Supervisor, and was active with his church. Surrounded by his family, Bill passed on April 10, 2024. Preceding Bill in death were his parents, Burdette and Helen. Left to remember and honor him are his wife, Ramona; daughter, Sarah Boese Crowder, and her husband, Josh, and their children: Hanah, Jakob, and Elaina; son, John, and his son, Max; sister, Marilyn Boese Douglas and her husband, Greg. Bill has many relatives and friends who will talk about his storytelling and golfing skills.

TurnerJenness Funeral Home , Milford IA is in charge of arrangements

David Lovitt Lovitt posted a message. New comment added.
Apr 03, 2024 at 8:56 AM

Posted on: Apr 02, 2024 at 4:00 PM

Sorry, we were out of town and missed your birthday. Hope it was great!

Mar 15, 2024 at 6:32 PM

Happy birthday!

David Lovitt Lovitt posted a message. New comment added.
Mar 02, 2024 at 1:06 PM

Posted on: Mar 02, 2024 at 11:26 AM

Happy birthday. Been following your adventures on FB. Living life to its fullest!

Mar 02, 2024 at 11:24 AM

Happy birthday. Hope all is well in TN.

Feb 28, 2024 at 4:30 PM

happy birthday!

Feb 25, 2024 at 9:34 AM

Happy belated birthday, Mike.

David Lovitt Lovitt posted a message. New comment added.
Jan 16, 2024 at 5:25 PM

Posted on: Jan 16, 2024 at 4:53 PM

Happy birthday!

Jan 11, 2024 at 10:39 AM

Happy birthday, Jay. Stay warm!

David Lovitt Lovitt posted a message. New comment added.
Jan 04, 2024 at 11:57 AM

Posted on: Jan 03, 2024 at 10:25 AM

Happy birthday!

Douglas Jones posted a message. New comment added.
Jan 04, 2024 at 8:05 AM

Posted on: Jan 03, 2024 at 9:08 PM

I received this from Pam Shippy today RIP my friend

David Lovitt Lovitt posted a message. New comment added.
Dec 14, 2023 at 4:44 PM

Posted on: Dec 14, 2023 at 4:26 PM

Happy birthday!