Don Wyse Boshart
Don Wyse Boshart, 78, Wayland, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Parkview Home in Wayland after a short battle with cancer.
A visitation will be Friday, June 28, at the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall from 3 to 7 p.m. with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m., at the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church with the Rev. Nathan Luitjens officiating. Private family burial in the Sugar Creek Cemetery will be held prior to the service. Memorials have been established for Parkview Home and Mennonite Mission Network for church planting in Riobomba, Ecuador. Beatty Funeral Home is handling arrangements
He was born on Sept. 22, 1934, near Wayland, to Elon Martin and Eldora Mae (Wyse) Boshart.
He married Eldora Marie Roth on July 22, 1954, in Wayland. He attended Prospect Country School and graduated from Wayland High School in 1952. From 1954-56, he then served as an orderly in 1-W Public Health Service in Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Returning to Wayland in 1956, he started row crop farming and raising turkeys. In 1959, he started Don W. Boshart Equipment Sales. He was an agent for Mennonite Mutual Aid Insurance and served on the board of directors for numerous years.
He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, traveling, working together in their yard, and going to the Lake of the Ozarks. His hobbies included selling used cars and eating ice cream.
He was an active member of Sugar Creek Mennonite Church. He served there as trustee, junior department superintendent and Sunday school teacher. He volunteered his time for many church causes, including a mission trip to Arajuno, Ecuador.
He is survived by his wife; his son, Mark (Linda) Boshart of Mt Pleasant; daughter, Jan (Randy) Shelman of Winfield; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Pauline Wyse of Wayland.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Gale.