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Garold "Gene" E. BoggsFebruary 1, 1926 ~ September 28, 2017 (age 91)
Garold E. "Gene" Boggs, age 91, of Churubusco, passed away on September 28, 2017 at his home.
Born in Green Township on February 1, 1926, to Harmon and Clara (Owen) Boggs. He spent his formative years on the Family farm in Green Township and Graduated from Albion High School in 1944.
He was married on July 4, 1947 to Mellie Gaff in Merriam. She preceded him in death on May 21, 1993. Later he married Luraine Y. (Combs) McNeal she survives.
Gene retired in 1986 from Dana Corporation, Fort Wayne after 40 years of service.
He was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel and later Wallen Baptist Church. Wher he spent many hours preparing and teaching Sunday School Classes.
He was a nationally recognized woodcarver and He loved camping, fishing and spending time with his family.
Gene is survived by his wife of 23 years, Luraine McNeal of Churubusco; a son, Kerry (Barbara) Boggs of Churubusco; two daughters, Sherry (Larry) Halt of Edwards, Mo and Corinne (Ron) Kline of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Ray Boggs of Churubusco and Lee (Ann) Boggs of Albion; three sisters, Beverly (Steven) Carter of Churubusco, Connie (Jerry) Frymier of Albion and Sharon (Dean) Zolman of Columbia City; five grandchildren, Starr Slyby, Todd Boggs, Trenton Boggs, Jared Sickafoose and Jessica Nicola; ten great grandchildren, Allie Boggs, Macey Boggs, Chandler Boggs, Amber Boggs, Jagger Boggs, Kaden Sickafoose, Kaleigh Sickafoose, Kira Sickafoose, Kalyn Sickafoose and Brianna Nicola.
In addition to his parent and first wife, he is preceded in death by a sister, Lois McWilliams.
Visiting hours will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on October 2, 2017 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Calling also one hour prior to the service at church.
Services will begin at 10:00 AM, at Wallen Baptist Church on October 3, 2017.
Burial will follow at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.
In lieu of flowers please make memorials to the Shepherd's House, Fort Wayne.
The Shepherd's House
519 Tennessee Ave, Fort Wayne IN 46805