Obit: Boness, Robert R. (1894 - 1966)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Boness, Gorman, Campbell, Lavaty, Chayer, Tank, Haberl, Wold, Sherman, Bergeman, Allen, Ruedy, Hoffman, Warlum, Wasserburger, Galstad, Scott, Doering


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 6/2/1966


Boness, Robert R. (2 March 1894 - 27 May 1966)


Funeral services for Robert R. Boness, 72, of Neillsville, were to be held Wednesday afternoon from the Georgas Funeral Home.  The Rev. Paul Doering of the Loyal Methodist Church was to officiate. Burial was to be made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.


Mr. Boness was born March 2, 1894, in LaSalle County, Ill.  The family moved to Minnesota and he entered the service during World War I at Amboy, Minn.  He served with the 136th regiment sanitation detachment. He received his discharge January 19, 1918, Camp Cody, N. M.  Following his discharge, Mr. Boness came to Clark County and was employed by the American Stores Dairy Company.  He later was a janitor in the Neillsville schools for 21 years, retiring in 1959.


He was married on May 11, 1920 to the former Mary Gorman, who died in 1960.  He was a member of the Haugen-Richmond Post, No. 73, American Legion. 


Mr. Boness is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gordon (Melba) Campbell of Neillsville; two brothers, Otto Boness of Kensington, Minn., and Hugo Boness of Hoffman, Minn.; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 6/9/1966


People from away here for the funeral June 1 of Robert R. Boness, 72, of Neillsville, who died May 27, were: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Campbell of Chicago, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Boness of Hoffman, Minn.; Mrs. Otto Boness of Kensington, Minn.; Mrs. C. A. Lavaty of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Esther Chayer of Hoffman, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tank of Hortonville; Mrs. Violet Haberl of Sparta; Mrs. Elva M. Wold of Madison; Mrs. Lyle T. Harmon and Clarence Harmon of Cataract; and Mrs. Elva Sherman of Sauk City.


The Rev. Paul Doering of Loyal officiated, with military rites at the graveside by the Haugen-Richmond Post, No. 73.


Pallbearers were: John R. Bergemann, W. H. Allen, Earl H. Ruedy, William Hoffman, Elliot Warlum and Henry Wasserburger.


"The Old Rugged Cross" and "Sweet Bye and Bye" were sung by Wilfred B. Galstad, accompanied by Mrs. Jess W. Scott.




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