Royden Blaine Boshart

Royden Blaine Boshart, 84, of Wayland, formerly of Washington, died, Monday, May 29, 2023, at the Parkview Home in Wayland. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 10, 2023, at 11:00 AM, at Bethel Church in Wayland. Burial will follow at the Bethel Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 4 – 8 PM on Friday, June 9, at Bethel Church. A memorial fund has been established for Bethel Church. The Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Royden was born July 21, 1938, in Washington, IA, the son of Arthur and Stella (Graber) Boshart. He graduated from Wayland High School in 1956. On June 18, 1960, he was united in marriage to Carol Hochstedler at Howard Miami County Church in Kokomo, IN. Royden worked as supervisor of seed stock at Northup King in Washington for many years. He also worked as parks superintendent for the City of Washington, retiring in 2000. Royden drove the Washington County Minibus, was an EMT, and also drove the Amish for many years. He was a member of Bethel
Church and enjoyed watching birds, his flowers and plants and spending time with his family. Royden never met a stranger, and never had an enemy. He loved to visit with people, no matter where he was, and was known as the coffee man at Bethel Church.


Survivors include his wife Carol of Wayland, daughters, Lisa (Larry) Glasgow of East China, MI, and Marketta (Jeff) Leyden of Alta, IA, six grandchildren: Tiffany (Wes) Ball of Fort Wayne, IN, Natalie (Mitchell) Ortenburg of Fort Gratiot, MI, Nicole (Ben) Eastes of Pratt, KS, Dru (Ashli) Leyden of Olathe, KS, Holly (Corey) Diischer of Alta, IA, and eight great-grandchildren: Diana, Clara, Isaac, Blaine, Trevor, Wrigley, Brock and Parker.


Preceding Royden in death were his parents and his sister Joretta Hochstetler.