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Louis F. Boness, Jr. dies at age 88

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Louis F. Boness, Jr., 88, of Rochester, MN, formerly of Augusta, WI, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Samaritan Bethany in Rochester.

Louis was born May 9, 1927, in Oak Park, IL to Louis and Irma (Grothendick) Boness.

He was a graduate of Lane Tech High School in Chicago, IL, and went on to Wright Junior College in Chicago and Valparaiso University, in Valparaiso, IN. Louis was a veteran of the US Navy, proudly serving his country during WWII.

On August 28, 1948, Louis married Eleanor L. Busse. Louis went on to obtain his MBA from the University of Chicago. Louis and Eleanor moved to Valparaiso in 1950. Louis worked as a teacher at Liberty Township grade school and worked as an Information Technologist at a variety of businesses. Louis also served as an Assistant Professor at Purdue University before retiring and moving to Augusta, WI, in 1990. Louis and Eleanor moved to Rochester, MN in 2009. Louis enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, canoeing, gardening and animals.

Louis is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor; children, Louis F. (Jeannie) Boness IV, Nancy (Mark) Boness Blume; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Louis was preceded in death by his daughter, Leslie N. Boness.

Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to Paws and Claws, 3224 19th St. NW., Rochester, MN 55901.

Arrangements entrusted to Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, Rochester, MN.


Posted 7/30/2015





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