Eldon Lavern Boese was born July 10, 1933 in Vona, Colorado to Arthur and Lydia (Becker) Boese. He departed this life May 9, 2010 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Eldon grew up in the Vona, Colorado area. After high school he attended the Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. It was there that he met, and later married, Joanna M. Hooge. She preceded him in death June 9, 1995.
He is survived by their two daughters, Helen Adams and husband Brian of Big Bear Lake, California and Linda Neher and husband Scott of Hutchinson, Kansas; four grandchildren, Sarah Adams, Christopher Neher, Katelyn Neher and Spencer Adams; two sisters, Pauline McCaffrey of Vona, Colorado and Beverly Miller and husband Chuck of Colorado Springs, Colorado, along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his wife, Eldon was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, his parents, two sisters and one brother.
Memorial services were Thursday, May 13, 2010, at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Inurnment will be at a later date.