Obit: Boone, Francis D. (1909? - 1967)
Surnames: Boone, Withers, Earp, Anderson, Wallace
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 02 Mar 1967
Boone, Francis D. (1909? - 28 FEB 1967)
Francis Daniel Boone, 57, Gilman village president, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday in his home after suffering a heart attack.
He had been the manager of the Gilman Funeral Home for 10 years and a member of the Taylor County Board of Supervisors.
Born in Waukee, Iowa, he was planning a career in veterinary medicine before entering a mortuary school in St. Louis, Mo. He worked as a mortician in Des Moines and Belmond, Iowa, before moving to Rice Lake in 1954. In 1955 he became an associate of the Plombon Funeral Service and Stanley, later becoming manager of the Gilman Chapel.
Mr. Boone was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman, the Holy Name Society, Gilman Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and Gilman Betterment Association.
He is survived by his wife, the former Delores Withes, whom he married in 1954; five sons, Daniel Lee, Long Beach, Calif., Richard Dennis, in the Air Force in Thailand, Robert, Terry and Randy, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Beryl Earp, Waukee, Iowa, Mrs. Emily Anderson, Dexter, Iowa, and Mrs. Fern Wallace, Longview, Wash.
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Rev. Peter Szleszinski officiating. The casket will be taken to Belmond, Iowa, where committal rites will be held Monday morning.
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