Larry Boysen

Died: Wed., Feb. 10, 2016

Friends May Call

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 15, 2016
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 15, 2016
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

Funeral Ceremony

10:30 AM Tue., Feb. 16, 2016
Location: First Presbyterian Church

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Larry Duane Boysen, age 74, of rural Wapello, passed away doing his afternoon chores on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016. The son of Albert and Harriet “Lorena” Fletcher Boysen. He was born on November 28th, 1941 in Burlington, IA. He graduated from Wapello High School in 1959. He married Mary Erwin on March 14th, 1964 in Jefferson City, Missouri. They were married 51 years.

Larry attended Colorado State University followed by serving our country in the U.S. Army Reserves. He then came home to help his dad farm and worked on the drilling rigs around the Cairo, Iowa area. Soon after, for 12 years, he was a hog buyer at Rath Packing in Columbus Junction, Iowa, while working as a full time farmer. He raised pigs and cattle, and took pride in improving his cattle herd through artificial insemination. His passion for farming has been passed down to many of his grandchildren. He enjoyed morning coffee, a hand of cards, coon hunting, and attending all of his grandchildren’s activities. He will always be remembered for his orneriness, sense of humor, and never knowing a stranger.

He was very active in the community, always offering a helping hand.  He has been involved in the Louisa County Fair Board for over 40 years and was inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame in 2005. He enjoyed being in the Eastern Iowa Coon Hunters Coon Club and his favorite dog was Jed.

Larry was also a member of the Wapello School Board, FSA Board, The Wapello Elevator Board, and many other organizations.

He will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends.

His family, all who live in Louisa County, include 3 sons: Aaron (Bambi), Duane (Jodi), Adam (Abby) Boysen; 12 Grandchildren: Adair (Jason) Lents, Bay (Logan Lanz-Engaged), Kale, Sydney, Larame, Koby, Kabe, Tate, Ada, Jack, Samuel, and Benjamin Boysen; 1 Great Grandchild: Remsen Lents; and 2 Siblings: Harold (Anne) Boysen, Hazel (Gene) Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, infant brother, brother-in-law (Gene Anderson), and sister-in-law (Anne Boysen).

A memorial fund has been established for the Benefit of the Louisa County Fair.

Friends may call from 2:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, February 15, 2016, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello where the family will meet friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  

The funeral ceremony for Larry Boysen will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Wapello with Pastor Dan Doolin and Rev. Jon Evans officiating.  Burial will follow at the Oakland Cemetery, rural Wapello followed by a celebration time across the road in the Duane Boysen shed.

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denny domer
   Posted Thu February 11, 2016
so very sorry to hear of larrys passing . he will be missed.i called him a good friend and a class act.

Bob & Judy Jackson
   Posted Thu February 11, 2016
Words cannot express our sympathy to the family that we feel at this time. We are in Florida but Bob is driving home for the services. Sincere sympathy and prayers to Larry's family are being sent at this time. God bless all of you.

Cindy Beard
   Posted Thu February 11, 2016
Sending prayers of peace to your family. It is so hard to lose someone that is loved by so many
. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bob Lamb
   Posted Fri February 12, 2016
I was formerly a teacher at Wapello High School. I had Larry's children in the classroom and Larry served on the school board during my time there.
Larry was an outstanding person and parent. Kind to all and very caring. He will be sorely missed by all. Robyn and I extend our deepest sympathies to family. A very wonderful person best describes Larry.

Adam & Tammy Feldman
   Posted Fri February 12, 2016
So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ruth (Hamilton) Fisher
   Posted Fri February 12, 2016
I'm so sorry to hear about Larry sending prayers to all your family and freinds.

David Alfred
   Posted Fri February 12, 2016
My condolences to Larry's family. My mother (Fern Alfred) is a cousin of Larry's. I called his folks my aunt and uncle while growing up in Iowa. We used to have huge family gatherings at someone's farm, seemed like weekly. Larry was always teasing me, causing me to always be aware of him. We had a lot a fun playing on their farm. My family moved away to California. In last saw Larry in 2003. My memories of him were confirmed. Still the same old guy through the ages. I will always remember those dusty old days on the farm, playing in the barn and getting scared out of my mind. Family ties are always felt and I am glad that I had the chance to know Larry. May the Lord take Larry into his home and watch over his family.

Sandra Wales
   Posted Fri February 12, 2016

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Sandy and Craig.

Mary and family. Our deepest condolences on the loss of Larry. He was a truly fine husband, father, and friend, and will be deeply missed. Our thoughts are with you. Sandy and Craig Wales

Lance and Amy Getz, Brynna and Greyson
   Posted Fri February 12, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Prayers for you all.

The Getz Family

Debbie & Gary McCulley
   Posted Fri February 12, 2016
So sorry to hear the sad news--our thoughts and prayers go out to Larry Duane's family

Ronda and Ted Magnusson
   Posted Fri February 12, 2016
So sorry and shocked to hear about Larry. His great smile and sunny personality will be greatly missed at the Fair this year.

Ronda and Ted

Craig and Kelly Belknap
   Posted Fri February 12, 2016
Our sympathy goes out to your family during this time. My very first 4-H steer (which I named Rambo) actually came from Larry, and later went on to win my first trophy as a 4-Her. He left a lasting impression with a lot of people. He'll be missed but not forgotten.

connie hook rohwer
   Posted Fri February 12, 2016
Mary, I was so sorry to hear about Larry. May God comfort you and your family. I was always so appreciative of all you and Larry did for my Grandpa and Grandma Deppey.

Penny Young
   Posted Fri February 12, 2016
Mary and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Larry had a deep love for those around him. May your wonderful memories help you during this time.

Lori Beenen
   Posted Sat February 13, 2016
Larry has touched so many people's live in many ways. He will truly be remembered and missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go to the Boysen family as they share in his memories that bring both joy and sorrow. My family will miss his dearly. Like others he has touched our lives forever.

Larry K Hiller
   Posted Sat February 13, 2016
So sadden and shocked to hear of Larry's passing. I definitely recall our 4-H days together in the Marshall Miniature Farmers Club.

cindy niles & joyce moyers
   Posted Sat February 13, 2016
Sorry to hear about Larry. Huggs from both of us. He will be missed.

Bette Griffin
   Posted Sat February 13, 2016
From the Griffin Family, many of whom had the privilege of knowing Larry and some who worked with him, we send our sympathy.

Ron Elbe
   Posted Sat February 13, 2016
To all of the Boysen family....
I can't find the words to express my feelings. I am so very sorry.
He was a wonderful man. I will miss him greatly.
It will not be physically possible for me to come to the visitation. But I will certainly be praying for you all.

Joyce Stych
   Posted Sun February 14, 2016
Mary and family. We are very sorry to learn of Larry's death. He was a good person and life long friend. I am sure you all have a lot of very good memories, I will see you on Tuesday.

Love to all
Maynard and Joyce Stych

Debbie Samuels Smith
   Posted Sun February 14, 2016
My thoughts and prayers go to Mary and the family. Larry was a kind man and good neighbor. May you find comfort in the memories you have of your loved one.

Kermit & Norma Kinsley
   Posted Sun February 14, 2016
So very sorry to hear of Larry's death. He was a friend to many and will be greatly missed.

Molly Brockmann
   Posted Mon February 15, 2016
So sorry to hear this news! My prayers and sympathies to Mary and the entire Boysen family. Larry was a great guy that I enjoyed working with. He always had a story, a smile and a love for farming and cattle. It was clear he loved his family and was very proud of them and talked about his grandchildren often. I will miss riding in the combine with him and walking fields with him. He touched so many lives.

Judy Brissey Rickeberg
   Posted Mon February 15, 2016
Mary and family,
So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nathan and Alissa Villhauer
   Posted Mon February 15, 2016
Boysen Family:

We're so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve and we hope you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of him.

Dave Dickey
   Posted Tue February 16, 2016
The community lost a true leader that will never be replaced.
Deepest sympathies to the Boysen family

Dave, Jen and Callen Dickey

Adam & Jeanette Caudle
   Posted Tue February 16, 2016
So sorry about Larry's passing. He was a friend to many and will be greatly missed. Adam knew him as a kind and generous man and (Larry always offered to let Adam drive the combine).

Jim and Nancy Smith
   Posted Tue February 16, 2016
Dear Mary, we are so very sorry to learn of your loss. Our prayers are with you. Love,Jim and Nancy ( Floriculture)

Ruth Durbin gapen
   Posted Mon February 22, 2016
Dear Mary,
So Sorry for your loss, Larry is now in paradise. god bless you and your family.

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