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MIDDLETOWN -- John S. Boice, 83, of
Middletown, died Saturday, June 7, 2008, at 6:38 a.m. at Memorial
Medical Center in Springfield.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
His funeral will be
at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Middletown United Methodist Church, with Pastor Bob Ervin
Burial, with military rites, will be in Irish Grove
Mr. Boice worked 29 years at
Dixie Dairy in Indiana and was a cabinetmaker at
Myers Industries in Lincoln for 12 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was born Aug. 4, 1924, at Middletown to
Charles William and Beatrice Louise Steinhour Boice.
He married Lois Elizabeth Newnam, and she preceded
him in death in 1967. He married Barbara Steffens on
Feb. 14, 1970, in Middletown. She survives.
He is also survived by three sons, John Charles
Boice of Momence, Jerry Lee Boice of Antioch and
Jason William Boice of Bloomington; one daughter,
Judy Darlene (and Dennis) Lampley of Benton; one
brother, Robert (and Marilyn) Boice of Lincoln; and
He was also preceded in death by one son, Joseph,
and five brothers.
He was a member of Middletown United Methodist
Church, a 32nd degree Mason in Greenview Lodge 653,
and a member of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite
of South Bend, Ind.
In the military he served in the 100th Infantry
Division, 397th 1st Battalion, Headquarters
Division, and was awarded the Bronze Star.
Memorials may be made to Middletown United
Methodist Church or Middletown Fire and Rescue.
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