|Monroe (Monty) Lloyd Boesker|
|Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home|
Monroe Lloyd \\\\\\\"Monty\\\\\\\" Boesker, 79, of McPherson, passed away at 8:50 a.m., Thursday, July 5th, 2012 while in the company of family members at McPherson Hospital, McPherson, Kansas.
Monty was born in Canton, Kansas on April 4, 1933, the son of Edward Oscar and Emma Caroline (Buehler) Boesker.
Monty attended the Canton grade school and graduated from Canton High School, Canton, Kansas. Monty served in the U.S. Army as a SP3T. He joined on December 15, 1953 at Kansas City, Missouri and on December 14, 1955 was released from active duty and transferred to the Army Reserves until December 14, 1961 when he was Honorably discharged after serving his Country.
Through the years Monty worked on the farm until 1963 when the couple moved to McPherson and began his truck driving career. He drove for Thompson Transport, Groendyke Trucking, Farmland Industries, Schilli Transport all of the McPherson area.
Monty was a member of the American Legion Post 24 and the Kansas Yacht Club.
Margaret Joann (Jody) Hall was united in marriage to Monroe Lloyd (Monty) Boesker on October 25, 1961 at Canton Lutheran Church, Canton, Kansas.
Wife of nearly 51 years: Jody Boesker of the home
Daughters: Betty Ensminger of McPherson, KS
Kay Dobbins of McPherson, KS
Brother: Leland Boesker and his wife Juanita of Canton, KS
Six grandchildren: Teresa Richardson and her husband Ken of Overland Park, KS
Troy Ensminger of Manilla, Philippines
Tanya Nelson and her husband Brian of Hutchinson, KS
Todd Ensminger of Hutchinson, KS
Barb Tillett and her husband Gerry of McPherson, KS
Terry Luna and his wife Pam of Overland Park, KS
Eight great-grandchildren: Sterling and Jax Richardson Deegan Oneal
Tiffany Turner and her husband Billy
Trevor and Tara Tillett
Several nieces and nephews
Other relatives and a host of friends
Monty was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Marvin and Milfred Boesker.
Graveside service will be held at McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 13th, with Rev. Connie Martin officiating.
Members of the Veterans of Foregin Wars Post 2715 and American Legion Post 24 will provide military honors.
Memorial contributions may be given to Angel Arms or McPherson County Humane Society in memory of Monroe. They can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home, 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.