Aaron Boysen

Died: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 08, 2018
Location: Solid Rock Baptist Church

Funeral Ceremony

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 09, 2018
Location: Solid Rock Baptist Church

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Aaron Robert Boysen, age 53, of rural Columbus Junction, died Friday morning, October 5, 2018, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  The son of Larry Duane and Mary Edith Erwin Boysen, he was born on November 12, 1964, in Burlington.  Aaron married the love of his life, Bambi Dawn Jackson on December 26, 1987 in Wapello.  They renewed their 30th Anniversary wedding vows on December 26, 2017 at the Louisa Center Church in Wapello.

He was a Wapello High School graduate in 1983, attended Kirkwood Community College, and graduated from Western Illinois University in 1987 with a B.S. Degree in Animal Science.  While at Western Illinois University, he was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and on the WIU Livestock Judging Team.  Aaron had a very successful career with Kent Nutrition Group for 30 years initially as a District Sales Manager and later in Product Marketing at the corporate office.

Aaron had a passion for animal agriculture through raising, showing, and judging livestock.  One of his greatest joys came through watching his children grow and thrive in their life experiences.  His two grandchildren brought many smiles and blessed memories.  Aaron had an infectious speaking ability, enjoyed making and sharing wine with others, and loved the great outdoors.

Aaron was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wapello and in recent time was actively attending the Solid Rock Baptist Church in Wapello.  He was part of the Wapello FFA Chapter who started the annual Wapello FFA Rodeo and also obtained his Iowa FFA Degree.  In his adult years, he served as a Wamaco 4-H Leader, was a member of the Louisa County Cattlemen’s Association, and served on the Western Illinois University Ag Advisory Committee and on the Louisa County Extension Council.

His family includes his wife, Bambi; his four children, Adair Mary Rebecca & Jason Lents of Letts, Bay Dawn & Logan Lanz of Oakville; and Larame Robert Boysen and Tate Aaron Boysen both at home; two grandsons, Remsen William Lents and Boyden Aaron Lents; his mother, Mary Boysen of rural Wapello;  two brothers, Duane & Jodi Boysen of rural Morning Sun and Adam & Abby Boysen of Wapello; his nieces and nephews, Kale, Koby, Kabe, Sydney, Ada, Jack, Samuel, and Benjamin; two aunts, Hazel Anderson of Columbus Junction and Martha & Bob Hawk of Wapello; his mother-in-law, Rebecca & Tom Wilson of Letts; and his father-in-law, Bob & Judy Jackson of Burlington.  Aaron was preceded in death by his father, Larry in 2016 and his uncle, Harold Boysen.

The funeral ceremony for Aaron Boysen will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the Solid Rock Baptist Church with Pastor Dan Doolin officiating.  Cremation will be fulfilled after the service and a private family burial will take place later at the Oakland Cemetery, rural Morning Sun.

The family will meet friends from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday at the Solid Rock Baptist Church.

A Memorial Fund is available at and through BANK in Wapello.  The family is supporting the Wapello FFA, Louisa County Fair, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the Great River Hospice, and other projects of Aaron’s interest.

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Bradley Huston
   Posted Fri October 05, 2018
I'm so sorry for your all loss. He is a great man and will be missed so much.

Sharee Hoegerl
   Posted Sat October 06, 2018
Fun memories of times spent with Aaron when we were in 4-H. Your family has trusted in God and shared your faith; continue to trust Him. Prayers for you all. May you see Aaron's smile on the faces of his grandchildren and hear his laughter in theirs! And may it give you peace.

Mike & Beth Prior
   Posted Sat October 06, 2018
We are sorry for your loss.
Aaron was such a good guy.

Theresa Shotton
   Posted Sat October 06, 2018
Bambi...so sorry to hear that Aaron has passed away. I believe that he is now an angel that will find comfort and watch over you!

Penny Young
   Posted Sat October 06, 2018
So sorry to hear of Aaron's passing. He was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed in the family as well as the community. He did so much for the livestock showing community as a teen and as an adult. Man was it fun competing against him. May the memories you have help you during this time.

Donna Graham
   Posted Sun October 07, 2018
thinking of you all in this time a great sadness. Aaron will be greatly missed. sincere condolences to all of you.

Noble Family
   Posted Sun October 07, 2018
You are forever in our thoughts and sending you many tight hugs. We are here if you need anything. We have many fond memories from card playing, to ice shows, to fun 4-H fair nights, to sledding on the hill, to planting all those trees!, and ranger rides. Love you guys...

Steven Mayfield
   Posted Sun October 07, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I have many good memories of Aaron. He was a wonderful man, husband and father. We could all learn how to live a good life from him. God be with you. You are in our prayers.

The Hartin Family
   Posted Sun October 07, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Angie (Elbe) Hartin and family

James Grothe
   Posted Mon October 08, 2018
He was a great man and will be greatly missed. He had a passion that affected all!

Aracely and Mike Schlesing
   Posted Mon October 08, 2018
Dear family,

We are very sorry for your loss, our deepest condolences to all of you!

Plank Equipment
   Posted Mon October 08, 2018
Sending thoughts and prayers to the Boysen family at this time, we are very sorry for your loss. Such a wonderful person full of life , we were honored to know Aaron, from all of us here at Plank Equipment.

Debbie & Gary McCulley
   Posted Mon October 08, 2018
So very sorry for the loss of Aaron. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

“Cork” Battey
   Posted Mon October 08, 2018
I had the pleasure of meeting Aaron many times during my years at KENTS & GPC. As I had started Ducks Unlimited in Muscatine many years ago, our love of chasing ducks would become the topic of conversation often. I was more than pleased when I was invited to “The Blind” with “The Boys” several times. Talk was varied as duckblind talk always is, but the saying “duckblinds are for friends” was quit noticeable in Aaron’s presence! I was always treated with respect as the guest, but did take some hits on my poor shooting! Those memories I will (and have) cherished for many years.
My sympathies to you all.....I know he will be greatly missed but rest assured he helped and changed many lives. As an old duck hunter once said about his partner...”He’s not gone, he just picked up his decoys and went to the Other Side Of The Pond”. God willing, we Will meet again in Heaven...no more pain...only “Son-Shine”...Gods Son!!! Phil.4:6-7
God’s Speed my Friend,

Mackenzie Moran
   Posted Mon October 08, 2018

GARDEN PATH was sent by Larame's Yell Like Hell family.

Dear Boysen family, We are all thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort. -From Larame's Yell Like Hell family

Ken Geuns
   Posted Mon October 08, 2018
There are many that are heart broken with the news of Aaron's passing. He was an incredibly vibrant, dynamic person that will be missed deeply. In the short time that I was with Kent Feeds, I learned so much from him. When I started with KNG in 2012, I got his Ford Taurus as a company car. This was at about the time that he started as a Product Manager and was moved to Muscatine. My wife and I always laughed when that car was sitting in our driveway and after a rainstorm. It always had a pool of red sand/clay from the Iowa country roads. He was a road warrior. Please take comfort in knowing that he was loved and respected by many. May God bless and keep you.
Ken Geuns
Territory Sales Manager
West Michigan

Gary & Eunice Hamilton
   Posted Tue October 09, 2018
Gary and I are both sadden to hear of Aaron passing away. Please know that we are uplifting you, Bambi, and your children in our prayers. I didn't know Aaron very well, but from the times I had spoken to him, I could tell he was a godly man, wonderful father, grandfather and a very good husband to you. I pray God strengthens and comforts you during these very difficult days.

Kristyn Sturken
   Posted Tue October 09, 2018
Bambi and Family,

So sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and in my heart. Aaron's passion in all that he did and for life in general was something that will not be forgotten. He had a huge heart and put his all in to everything he did! This is something that is truly hard to find. Keep all the good times and memories close in your thoughts. I will cherish the time we knew and worked together. A Big Hug to all!

   Posted Wed October 10, 2018

Dr. Andrew Baker
   Posted Wed October 10, 2018
On behalf of the School of Agriculture at Western Illinois University, we would like to add our condolences. In the little time that I have known Aaron, he earned my respect and admiration for his time on our Advisory Board. He was so excited for his opportunity to serve and give back to WIU. He never met a stranger and considered everyone a friend. He will be greatly missed by Neck Nation! Stay Strong!

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