Funeral services for Mrs. Ole J. Boers who died at her home in Sturgis last Tuesday, were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday from the D. O. Joiley Funeral Home, with Rev. H. A. Grote officiating.
Special music for the service was furnished by Mrs. William Plunkett and Mrs. E. E. Grunwald. Casket bearers were William Plunkett, Chancey McMurray, Ernie Miller, Lester Babcock, Jack Doran and William Millette. Interment was made in the Bear Butte Cemetery.
Daisy Ellen Boers was born January 13, 1876 at Streeter, Illinois and grew to womanhood in Illinois and Iowa. She was married to Ole J. Boers at Lacon, Illinois in 1902 and the couple moved to South Dakota in 1911, settling on a homestead north of Faith. In 1940 they moved to Faith and four years later made their home in Sturgis.
Mrs. Boers’ husband preceded her in death in 1954; one son, three sisters and four brothers also preceded her in death. Mrs. Boers, like many other pioneers went through the pioneer period coping with the many inconveniences of that time. She was always willing to help a sick neighbor or a friend in need of help, was a loving wife and mother and taught her children to be honest and upright.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alice Cahill and Doris Boers, both of Sturgis; one son, Louis, also of Sturgis; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Victoria Street, Sturgis; and Mrs. Alice Yeast, Seattle, Washington.
Faith Independent, January 13, 1960
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman