Esther Wagler Boshart
Esther Wagler Boshart, 91, formerly of Wayland, Iowa area died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Greencroft Healthcare.
Funeral services have been set for 10:30 a.m., Saturday at the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland, with the Rev. Nathan Luitjens officiating. Burial will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery. Beatty Funeral Home, Wayland, is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.beattyfh.com. Visitation will begin at noon Friday at the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church with family receiving friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. A memorial has been established to the Sugar Creek Cemetery.
She was born June 17, 1922, in Wayland, and was the daughter of John S. and Ada (Hirschy) Wagler. She married Dennis Boshart on Sept. 21, 1941. He preceded her in death.
She was a member of Sugar Creek Mennonite Church and served as a Sunday School teacher, and with the church sewing ministry. She and her husband farmed southeast of Wayland, raising turkeys and livestock, and grain farming. She enjoyed gardening, baking, cooking and entertaining her grandchildren.
Survivors include sons, Wesley (Carol) Boshart of Eureka, Mo., Ronald (Elizabeth) Boshart of Centennial, Colo., Rodney (Mary) Boshart of West Des Moines; daughter, Peggy (Ric) Milton, Goshen; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Myndell (Dillon) Boshart, Ruth (Victor) Miller, Dorothy (Clarence) Wenger, all of Wayland; Ardith (Mervin) Eigsti, Lakewood, Colo., MaryEllen (Einer) Stoltzfus, Kaye (Mahlon) Schweitzer, both of Kalona, Verla (Merle) Conrad of Sarasota, Fla..
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Earles and Elmer; sister, Lois Short; infant son, Dean Ledru Boshart; and a daughter, Berdene Boshart.