Harold R. Boese, age 96, passed away at his home in Bloomer, on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. He was born on August, 24 1916 in the Town of Auburn to Gustave and Lucinda (Petschow) Boese. He married Ruth Ludwigson on September 16, 1950 in Bloomer. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, serving two terms on the church council. He was a farmer and a carpenter, but most of all he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved doing woodworking projects, making cedar chests for each of his grandchildren upon their graduation from high school and many items for his family and friends. He enjoyed taking care of his lawn, his raspberry and blueberry patches, gardening, and he really liked chocolate. He also loved to travel and was fortunate to visit the lower 48 states, Alaska, and parts of Europe. What he loved the most was spending time with his family; they always brought a smile to his face and a sparkle in his eye. Harold was a man of much wisdom and his family learned a lot from him. He had great sense of humor and was a joy to have around. He will truly be missed.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years: Ruth Boese of Bloomer; three children: Gale (Byron) Boettcher of Bloomer, Karen (Donald) Schimmel of Bloomer; Wayne (Sherry) Boese of Nelson WI; 8 grandchildren: Gena (Ralph) Jarr, Ryan (Theresa) Boettcher, Tami (Nicholas) Pieper, Benjamin (Angie) Boese, Alyssa (Will) Liebergen, Danielle (Paul) Henderson, Travis (Elesha) Schimmel, and Kati (Brian) Sedlacek; 15 great grandchildren: Jordyn, Hailey and Rylie Jarr; Kayla and Brian Boettcher; Brandon and Mitchell Cooper; Christopher, Abigale, Zachary, and Hannah Pieper; Kylee, Payton, and Mason Sedlacek; Bentley Schimmel
He was preceded in death by his parents: Gustave and Lucinda; brothers: Carl, Gilbert, Raymond, and Walter Boese.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bloomer on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:00 PM. There will be a visitation from 1:00-3:00 PM on Sunday before the service. Interment will be in the Bloomer City Cemetery.