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Nolan Boggess, 1913 - 1995

BOGGESS

Posted By: Mary Ellen Sicard (email)
Date: 7/12/2010 at 17:16:43

ESTHERVILLE - Services for Nolan R. Boggess, 82, of Estherville will be held Monday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Estherville with Father Tom Nash officiating. Interment will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery with full military graveside services by VFW Post 3388 and American Legion Post 91. He died Friday, July 14 at Rosewood Manor Care Center in Estherville.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, July 16 at Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home in Estherville with Legion of Mary services at 4 p.m. and Parish Vigil Services at 7:30 p.m.

He was born on April 10, 1913 in Wall Lake, the son of Lester and Mary (Nolan) Boggess. The family moved to Estherville when he was an infant and he received his education in the Estherville schools, graduating from Estherville High School in 1932. On May 17, 1933, he was united in marriage to Lena Schaper at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. After their marriage, he was employed as a surveyor for the Emmet County Engineers Office. From 1936 to 1943, he was an agent for the Prudential Life Insurance Company. In June 1943, he went to Alaska with several other northwest Iowa men to work on the Al-CAN Highway. Upon his return, he went to work with Neil Brown on a survey crew for the Iowa State Conservation Commission. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On December 1, 1947, he began work as a substitute city mail carrier for the Estherville Post Office. After nine years, he became the rural carrier for rural route two and retired on December 1, 1978. Following a severe stroke, he became a resident of the Rosewood Manor Care Center on May 15, 1992.

He was a member of St. Patrick's parish and a charter member in the Legion of Mary for over 30 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 91 for 50 years.

He is survived by his wife; five sons, Lawrence of Colorado Springs, CO; George of Omaha, NE; John of Napolean, OH; William of Estherville; Steven of Minneapolis, MN; four daughters, Mrs. Gary (Mary Ellen) Sicard of Minneapolis; Maureen Haisman of Terril; Mrs. Ben (Martha) Haigh of Estherville; Mrs. Larry (Marlene) Walhart of Estherville; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Johnson of Estherville and two brothers, Maurice of Emmetsburg and Francis of Estherville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


 

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