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Obituary for John A. Boysen
John A. Boysen Danbury, Iowa - John A. Boysen, 86, of Danbury, Iowa passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. The Funeral Mass is Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury with Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Burial will be in the Danbury Catholic Cemetery with military graveside honors provided by the American Legion Carlson-Frum Post #336 of Danbury. Visitation will be at the church Monday, February 17, 2014 after 4:00 p.m. with the vigil wake service at 7:00 p.m. Armstrong Funeral Home of Danbury and Mapleton is in charge of the arrangements. John Anton Boysen was born February 8, 1928, in rural Danbury, Iowa, the son of John C. and Margarite (Christophersen) Boysen. He grew up and attended school in the Danbury area. He served his country in the United States Army from 1953 to 1957 during the Korean War. On July 2, 1962, John was united in marriage to Delores Bierwirth at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury. The couple lived in and around Danbury all their married life. John worked for several years at Gomaco in Ida Grove, Iowa. He also drove school bus for the Maple Valley Anthon-Oto School system. John also worked for friends and neighbors mowing yards and tilling gardens. When time allowed, John enjoyed working in his own yard. He was extremely handy and always ready for a new project. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Survivors include Delores, his wife of 51 years; a daughter, Cindy Jauer and her husband, Byron of Hinton, Iowa and their two sons, Devin and Joel Jauer; a son, Randy Boysen and his wife, Julie of Bentonville, Arkansas and their daughters, Rachael and Katie Boysen; a sister, Leona Montague and her husband, Chuck of Hemet, California; and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Edna Boysen; and one brother and his wife, Marvin and Darlene Christophersen..