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Bernard Boes

Bernard Clarence Boes of Kirby, died peacefully at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky, on Jan. 24, 2020.
After a lifetime of perseverance in his faith and being husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he went to his eternal reward. Bernard’s deep devotion to the Blessed Mother was noted in his faithfulness to praying the rosary. As a lifelong agricultural and dairy farmer, he experienced deeply the dependence upon God for favorable environment for a productive harvest. Sunday afternoons after resting and before afternoon chores he would on many occasions walk the fields, noting their progress and asking God for blessings for the harvest. He also used his giftedness to renovate the interior of the home where he raised his family and make numerous repairs around the farm and on his farming equipment. His appreciation of nature and environment led to care of and respect for creation.
Dad loved to see the great-grandchildren play and interact with those who came to the weekly Wednesday night rosary.
Bernard Clarence Boes was born to the parents Charles Sr. and Leona (Brandt) Boes in Kirby, on Nov. 12, 1931. He was the third of 12 children. He attended the former St. Mary’s school in Kirby. On Oct. 2, 1954, he married his wife of nearly 65 years, Agnes Ruth Naderer at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fremont.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Charles Sr. and Leona; his sister, Rita (Carl) Wagner; brothers, Paul, Richard, Francis, and Joseph; his wife of nearly 65 years, Agnes Ruth (Naderer) Boes; and his daughter, Jane (Tim) Cox.
Surviving are his sisters, Sr. Agnes Marie Boes, Mary Dick-Howe and Sr. Jane Boes; and brothers, Charles Jr. (Patricia), Eugene (Helen) and Daniel (LouAnn); and sisters-in-law, Mary Boes, Janice Boes, Rose Boes and Margie Boes. Also surviving are his children, Sister Mary Ruth Boes, John Boes, Donald Boes, Michael (Patty) Boes, Jerry Boes, Joan Boes, Sharon (Kenny) Bushong and Mary (Derek) Rall; 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. Rosary service will be at 7:45 p.m.
A mass of Christian burial for Bernard will be Thursday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, with the Rev. Tom Merrill, OFM Conv., officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Kirby.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Hospice of Wyandot County or Masses and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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