Robert D. Boos

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Robert D. Boos, age 86 of New Hampton, IA, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family. Robert “Bob” D. Boos was born on May 19, 1929, in New Hampton to Samuel V. and Justine (Walentiny) Boos. He attended and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1948. Upon graduation from high school, Bob began his career as the assistant hog buyer for Jacob E. Decker and Sons in New Hampton. In 1951, Bob enlisted into the U.S. Army. He proudly served his country during the Korean War in the 204th Field Artillery and the 407th Combat Engineers with a rank of Staff Sergeant. Bob returned home in 1953 where he met and later married his loving wife, Rita Shannon, on December 27, 1954, at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma. The couple made their home in New Hampton where Bob continued to work as the manager at the buying station under the Monfort, Armour, and Swift companies. Bob and Rita raised their seven children, Ellen, Paula, Sam, Andrew, Robert S., Christopher, and Matthew until 1988 when Rita passed away. Bob retired from work in 1992. He enjoyed fishing, pheasant hunting, playing poker, listening to the Molly B polka parties, and watching Hawkeye sports. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Bob is survived by his daughters, Ellen (Dan) Mueller and Paula Boos, both of Rochester, MN; his sons, Sam (Amy) Boos of New Hampton, Andrew (Dianna) Boos of Rockwell, IA, Robert S. Boos of New Hampton, Christopher (Donna) Boos of Jesup, IA, and Matthew (Amy) Boos of Lawton, IA; his grandchildren, Abbey Mueller, Kristina (Bryan Mueterthies) Boos, Emily (Mitch) Boss, Samantha (Herbert) Hill, Shane Boos, Taylor Boos, Jayden Schwickerath, Shannon and Landon Boos, and Logan Boos; step-grandchildren Andy, Nick, Madelynn, and Ben Nelson, Kurt Bahrke, and 8 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Boos-Bravener of Tripoli, IA, Jean Shannon of New Hampton, and Marge (Gerald) Gansen of Riceville, IA; and his beloved dog, Donnie. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Rita; his sisters, Arlene (William) Denner, Colletta Buss, and Lorraine (Leonard) Eiler; and his brother, Earl Boos.

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  1. 🎣 My prayers to all of you. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you. The one thing that sticks in my mind about Uncle Bob is that he liked walnuts in his jello! ~Kaye

  2. Ellen, Dan & Abbey, and the entire Boos’ Family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories offer you some comfort and your faith give you the strength and courage needed at this time. Take Care – Love, Dick, Michelle, Carolyn, Nick & Ben Roos

  3. Ellen, Dan, Abbey & all the Robert Boos Family,
    Wishing you Peace to bring Comfort, Courage to face the days ahead and lots of Loving Memories to Forever Hold in your Hearts. Heaven received another Angel to watch over all of you
    Love, Annette & Tom Mueller & Family

  4. Thank you for accepting me as part of the family, for being unconditional with your love for your family and being a man looked up to by many! You leave a legacy that will be passed on through many generations. I hope you dance with the stars and Rita. Til we meet again in eternity! Love you always!

  5. To the Boos family, sending compassion and prayers for much love and peace. Blessings to you.
    Mary Conway (friend of Paula)

  6. Paula, Ellen and the Boos family – I am so sorry to read of Bob’s passing. I enjoyed visiting with your folks when I stopped in during high school. Take comfort in your memories and in knowing that he is reunited with your mom Rita. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Ann

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Boos family. Mary and I was welcomed into Bobs house during the Davis Rally. We shared many a cup of coffee and interesting conversation.
    There is a miracle called Friendship that dwells within the heart and you don’t know how it happens or when it even starts. But the happiness it brings you always gives a special lift and you realize that Friendship is God’s most precious gift.

  8. Sam, Amy and all the Boos children and grand children, my thoughts and sympathies are with you all. Always keep your happy memories close in your heart. My prayers are with you all. Phyllis

  9. To the entire Boos Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your Dad rest in peace on the shores of a fish-filled lake. My sympathy to you all. I’m so happy that I got to see your Dad the end of June at my parent’s anniversary celebration.

  10. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Brenda Wilberding & Joshua Stringer

  11. You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. May the memories stay with you all always.
    Kevin & Susan (Gorman) Rentz.

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