John W. Boesen

Oct 24, 2019


11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Garden of Memories Mausoleum 


One hour before services at the Mausoleum 


Garden of Memories Cemetery


May be directed to the family 


John William Boesen, Sr., 85, of  Waterloo, died on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Genesis Medical Center East in Davenport of natural causes.

He was born on July 20, 1934, in Iowa City, son of Roy and Edna Faster Boesen and graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1952. He attended UNI for a year and completed his degree in the military. John served in the United States Marine Corps, 1953-1956, during the Korean War receiving an honorable discharge with the rank of Corporal.

He married Hattie O. Dotson on February 4, 1956, in Paw Creek, North Carolina. John was a pattern maker at John Deere, retiring in 1987 after 31 years. John had been business manager for Waterloo Association of Pattern Makers and past secretary for Pattern Makers League of North America.

He was an active member and past congregational president of Concordia Lutheran Church in Waterloo as well as an elder. He was a  Scout Master for Troop 27 BSA, active with the Jr. Black Hawk Hockey league, and volunteered with Mended Hearts at Allen Hospital. After retirement John and Hattie traveled the United States extensively in their travel trailer.

John is survived by his wife; three sons, John W. (Barbara) Boesen, Jr. of Gastonia‚ NC, Charles R. (Shelly) Boesen of Donahue, and Donald L. (Lori) Boesen of Owatonna‚ MN; 8 grandchildren; Jennifer, Jessica, Amber, Alisa, Jacob, Taylor Lynne, Aaron, Taylor; 3 great grandchildren, Amber, Robin, and Logan; and a sister, Anna Morris of Evansdale.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

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  1. Mary Boesen Kubicek | Oct 26, 2019

    It is so hard to lose a father.  I hope you find peace in his loving memories.  


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