Edlef P. Boysen, age 93, passed away Sunday, September 15, at his home in Mediapolis, Iowa. Edlef was born August 12, 1920, at home in rural Morning Sun, the son of Thede and Marie (Hinrichsen) Boysen. He married Maxine Kerr of Columbus Jct., Iowa, on March 3, 1940.
Edlef graduated from Wapello High School in the class of 1938. He farmed until 1955, and then rented the farm out and was a salesman for Walnut Grove Products for 30 years. He retired at age 65, but worked part time for fertilizer companies in the spring and fall.
While farming, Edlef served on the Des Moines County Extension Board, the Farm Bureau Board, and Sperry Consolidated School Board. He was a past member of the Burlington Elks Club, Mediapolis Odd Fellows Lodge, and Burlington Fraternal Order of the Eagles. Edlef is a member of the Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much and followed them in all their school activities. He also enjoyed a good card game and taking trips.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Albert, two sisters, Ann (Mrs. Irving) Diehl and Suella (Mrs. Richard) Forrest, and his wife Maxine. Survivors include one sister, Margaret Biggerstaff, Winfield; three daughters, Jan Bozman of Moline, Illinois; Joyce Fischer of Morning Sun; Diana Powers of Mediapolis; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
A memorial has been established for Mediapolis Ambulance Service, Mediapolis Fire Dpt., First United Presbyterian Church, Mediapolis, and Shinar Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Pleasant Grove.
According to his wishes, cremation has been accorded. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 7:00 on Thursday, September 19, at Hagele & Honts Funeral Home, Mediapolis. Family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00. The funeral will be at 10:00 on Friday, September 20, at the First United Presbyterian Church in Mediapolis. Rev. Shane McCampbell and Rev. Debbie Linville will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family for lunch at the church immediately following the service. Following the luncheon, interment will be at the Cambrian Cemetery, Columbus City, Iowa.