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Esther Boshart

Esther Wagler Boshart, 91, formerly of Wayland, Iowa area died Friday at Greencroft Healthcare.  Funeral Services have been set for 10:30 AM Saturday at the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland, Iowa with the Rev. Nathan Luitjens officiating.  Burial will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery.  Beatty Funeral Home, Wayland is assisting with arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.beattyfh.com.  Visitation will begin at noon Friday at the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church with family receiving friends from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM.  A memorial in the name of Esther Boshart has been established to the Sugar Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Boshart was born June 17, 1922, in Wayland, Iowa, the daughter of John S and Ada (Hirschy) Wagler.  She was united in marriage to Dennis Boshart on Sept. 21, 1941.  He preceded her in death in 2008.

She was a faithful member of Sugar Creek Mennonite Church and served as a Sunday School teacher, and with the church sewing ministry.  She and her husband farmed southeast of Wayland, raising turkeys and livestock, and grain farming.  She enjoyed gardening, baking and cooking, and entertaining her grandchildren on their many trips to stay with Grandpa and Grandma.

Survivors include sons, Wesley (Carol) Boshart, Eureka, MO., Ronald (Elizabeth) Boshart, Centennial, CO., Rodney (Mary) Boshart, West Des Moines, IA; daughter, Peggy (Ric) Milton, Goshen; eleven grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; sisters, Myndell (Dillon) Boshart, Ruth (Victor) Miller, Dorothy (Clarence) Wenger, all of Wayland; Ardith (Mervin) Eigsti, Lakewood, CO, MaryEllen (Einer) Stoltzfus,  Kaye (Mahlon) Schweitzer, both of Kalona, IA, Verla (Merle) Conrad, Sarasota, FL; and sister-in-law, Myrtie (Earles) Wagler, Wauseon, OH.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Earles and Elmer; sister, Lois Short; infant son, Dean Ledru Boshart; and a daughter, Berdene Boshart.

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Thinking of your family with great memories at Flowers school.Also of the patience your mother had with us in 4H, Clever Clover Club.I still have my scrapbook we had to make.I also have a metal cowboy boot Berdene gave me for my birthday one year,and a figurine your mother gave me when she taught my Sunday school class.I treasure it.I can still see us playing when your house was being built. I always loved your mother and stopped to see her at Greencroft after she was there a few years.We send our love.Anna

Anna FReyenberger Hochstetler Aug 15 2013 12:00 AM

To the Boshart Family, Please accept our sympathy for each of you following the loss of your Mother.I have good memories of several of you as students and persons who could survive many difficulties.I'm sure each of you has nothing but excellent memories of your parents and I'm sure your lives have been rewarding because of the lessons they instilled in each of you.Our thoughts are with you.

Virginia & Gary McCurdy Aug 14 2013 12:00 AM