Obit: Boon, Alfred James #2
(1917 - 2013)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Boon, Brown, Lueck, Hagedorn, Raine, Walker, Oldham, Zais, Bobrofsky, Warmuth
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/01/2013
Boon, Alfred James (14 June 1917 - 29 April 2013)
Alfred Boon, 95, of Neillsville died Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Alfred James Boon was born June 14, 1917, at home in the Town of Weston, the son of Leonard and Ethel (Brown) Boon. He graduated from the Forman School and went to work farming, logging and eventually running a milk route with his brother, Clayton “Duke” Boon. Alfred then moved to South Milwaukee and began working in road construction for the Morris-Martin Company. He was united in marriage to Lucille Lueck Oct. 2, 1941. They returned to Christie, and he began Alfred Boon Trucking. Eventually, he and his brother Clayton “Duke” formed Boon Ros. Construction, which was later, sold to Alfred’s sons, Donald, Allan and Melvin. Alfred and Lucille purchased a farm in the Town of Weston in 1946. They lived there until 1982, when they sold the farm to their son, Dune, and they moved into their new home in Christie.
Alfred was a longtime member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Christie, and he, along with many others, was instrumental in the building of the new church. He and Lucille enjoyed wintering in Texas for many years.
He is survived by six sons, Harold (Nancy) Boon, Donald (Carol) Boon, Melvin (Cindy) Boon all of Neillsville, Allan (Beverly) Boon, Duane (Brenda) Boon, both of Greenwood, and Robert (Nalani) Boon of Honolulu, HI; two daughters, Lois (Louis) Hagedorn of Neillsville and Carolyn (John) Raine of Marshfield; 16 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren: five step-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Velda Walker of Neillsville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, in 1998; three brothers, infant brother Donald, Floyd and Clayton “Duke” Boon; and two sisters, Dorothy Oldham and Florence Zais.
Funeral services for Alfred will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Christie. Pastor John Warmuth will officiate. Music will be provided by Judy Bobrofsky, organist. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the Church in Christie.
Casketbearers are his grandsons, Mike Boon, Matthew Raine, Jeremy Boon, Jared Boon, Josh Hagedorn, Jason Boon, Erick Boon and Bradley Boon.
The family will establish a memorial fund for St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Christie at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral home is assisting Alfred’s family with funeral arrangements.
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