RUSSELL — Wilmer H. Boxberger, 90, passed away Sept. 24, 2016, at the Main Street Manor in Russell. Born Sept. 20, 1926, he was the son of Herman and Pauline (Funk) Boxberger. He attended schools in Russell, graduating with the class of 1944. On Oct. 26, 1947, he married Estella Deines at St. John Lutheran Church. He farmed and raised cattle through the years until the mid 1970’s. During that time, he also founded and was a partner in a Massey Harris farm equipment business with his father Herman and headed a crew of custom cutters through several states. For many years he was employed by Grant Township as a heavy equipment operator. He then bought the Standard Oil bulk business in 1967 and served many farmers in Russell County for years. After selling his bulk oil business, he took over management of the Agco service station, where he worked until his retirement in 1988.
Mr. Boxberger participated in many church and community activities.
Survivors include his two brothers Richard Boxberger and Gerald Boxberger, both of Russell; one sister Veramae Henre of Great Bend; a daughter Cynthia Appel of Catoosa, Okla.; a son John Boxberger of Russell; one grandson; two great grandsons; and numerous nieces, nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Estella.
Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church of Russell. Burial will follow in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the family present to greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Memorials have been established with Russell County Food Pantry, St. John Lutheran Church Sunday School or Main Street Manor in care of the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Pohlman - Varner - Peeler Mortuary
610 N. Maple
Russell, KS 67665
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 27, 2016