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BOGGESS, Steven Gale 1968-2003


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 2/2/2009 at 12:37:22

NEW HAMPTON, IOWA - Steven G. Boggess, 35, of 715 E. Main St., New Hampton, died early Friday morning, June 6, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., due to complications of diabetes.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, June 10, 2003, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 S. Main St. in Charles City with Rev. Dennis Niezwaag officiating. In respect for Steve's wishes, his body will be cremated following the church celebration. A private inurnment at Sunnyside Cemetery in Charles City will be held at a later date.

The family will greet friends from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral service. Those wishing to extend memorial contributions may direct them to the American Diabetes Association or to the Steven Boggess Memorial Fund.

Steven Gale Boggess was born March 15, 1968 in Charles City to Roger and Norma (Waterman) Boggess. He shared this special day with his father as he was born on Roger's 25th birthday. Steve was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. He attended school in Charles City through his junior high years and attended high school in Nora Springs. During his youth, he enjoyed participating in 4-H and showing award-winning sheep at the fairgrounds in Mason City.

Steve's love of animals and livestock was evident throughout his life. He was employed as a hired hand at Trettin Farms in Rockford, loved spending leisure time near Carol's quarter horses and enjoyed attending rodeos, where he especially favored watching the bull riding competitions. For the past few years, Steve's dog, "Tater," was a special companion. The two were rarely seen without each other and shared many a chocolate and caramel turtle.

Steve relished any time spent with his family and friends. For the past several years, he worked part-time as a bartender at "The Shed" in Bassett, where he lovingly called Lorraine, the owner of the establishment, "Mom." Steve battled diabetes for many years and became a passionate supporter in raising funds and collecting donations for the American Diabetes Association. Those who knew Steve remember him as a person always willing to help anyone in anyway, having a great sense of humor and his practical jokes. Steve's family recall special and treasured moments with him including grilling food, working on his Ford truck, going fishing, wrestling and generally, any activities that included his children.

Steve will be sadly missed by his children; Trevor Wright of Leland, Courtney Boggess and Austin Boggess of New Hampton; his father, Roger Boggess and his wife, Carol Ver Helst of Nora Springs; his brothers, Bradley Boggess and his wife, Holly of Runnells and Troy Boggess of Clear Lake; step sister, Kathryn Ver Helst of Nora Springs; step brother, Donald Ver Helst of Hanford; grandmother, Mildred Boggess of Charles City, special "grandpa," Joe Sloniker of Milo, Mo., and his former wife and very special friend, Jackie Boggess of New Hampton. Many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends also survive him.

Preceding Steve in death was his mother, Norma Boggess in August of 1990, his grandparents, Harley and Dorothy Weddle and Jesse Boggess; his aunt, Marla Hartson and his uncle, Lowell Boggess.

Fullerton Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements, 641-228-4211 www.fullertonfh.com


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