Esther Wagler Boshart, 91, formerly of Wayland, Iowa area died Friday at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen, IN. Funeral Services have been set for 10:30 AM Saturday at the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland, Iowa with the Rev. Nathan Luitjens officiating. Burrial will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery. Beatty Funeral Home, Wayland is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.beattyfh.com. Visitation will begin at noon Friday at the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church with family receiving friends from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. A memorial in the name of Esther Boshart has been established to the Sugar Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Boshart was born June 17, 1922, in Wayland, Iowa, the daughter of John S and Ada (Hirschy) Wagler. She was united in marriage to Dennis Boshart on Sept. 21, 1941. He preceded her in death in 2005.
She was a faithful member of Sugar Creek Mennonite Church and served as a Sunday School teacher, and with the church sewing ministry. She and her husband farmed southeast of Wayland, raising turkeys and livestock, and grain farming. She enjoyed gardening, baking and cooking, and entertaining her grandchildren on their many trips to stay with Grandpa and Grandma.
Survivors include sons, Wesley (Carol) Boshart, Eureka, MO., Ronald (Elizabeth) Boshart, Centennial, CO., Rodney (Mary) Boshart, West Des Moines, IA; daughter, Peggy (Ric) Milton, Goshen; eleven grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; sisters, Myndell (Dillon) Boshart, Ruth (Victor) Miller, Dorothy (Clarence) Wenger, all of Wayland; Ardith (Mervin) Eigsti, Lakewood, CO, MaryEllen (Einer) Stoltzfus, Kaye (Mahlon) Schweitzer, both of Kalona, IA, Verla (Merle) Conrad, Sarasota, FL; and sister-in-law, Myrtie (Earles) Wagler, Wauseon, OH.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Earles and Elmer; sister, Lois Short; infant son, Dean Ledru Boshart; and a daughter, Berdene Boshart.