Ole Jacob Boers was born May 19, 1878 at Lacon, Illinois, and passed away at his home in Sturgis, Friday morning, following a lingering illness.
He grew to manhood at Lacon and on August 24, 1902, he was united in marriage to Daisy Ellen Hewitt. Born to this union were four children, two boys and two girls, the eldest son, Ole Allison, died in infancy.
Mr. Boers is survived by his widow, a son Louis of Sturgis and a daughter, Doris Boers, and a married daughter, Mrs. Joe Cahill of Sturgis. Also three grandchildren, Eugene Cahill, Sturgis Keith Cahill, with the Air Force at Perrie AFB, near Herman, Texas; Virginia Freeman, Sturgis and three great grandchildren.
Mr. Boers has three brothers, Fred, Otto, and Frank Boers of Lacon, Illinois, and one sister, Mrs. Bert Pembrook, Delano, Minnesota.
Mr. and Mrs. Boers came to South Dakota from Illinois in 1911, residing several miles north of Faith. Later they lived in Ziebach County for a number of years, moving to Faith, were they stayed for four years and in 1944 moved to Sturgis, where they have resided since.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the F. O. Jolley Funeral Home with Rev. Verlyn Smith officiating. Interment was in the Bear Butte Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tello Peterson, Ben Henderson, John Napton, Al Eppenbaugh, Frank Steffes, and Ludwig Graslie.
Sturgis Tribune, January 6, 1955
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman