John Boardman

John O. Boardman, 101, of Monona died Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, August 10 at Rossville Presbyterian Church in Rossville, with Pastor Tom Buresh officiating. Burial was at IOOF Cemetery, Rossville.
John Orlo Boardman was born July 22, 1914 in Waukon Junction, rural Harpers Ferry, the son of Orlo and Almeda (Chapin) Boardman. He attended Egan Country School in Linton Township through eighth grade and graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1932.
February 23, 1935, he married Almeda Rachel LeHew at the Presbyterian Church parsonage in Waukon. They farmed together in Paint Creek and Linton Townships where they raised dairy cows, pigs, chickens and crops. John resided in Monona for the last 40-plus years.
John was a member of Rossville Presbyterian Church and the Farm Bureau. He enjoyed playing cards, softball and baseball, and was an avid coon hunter.
Survivors include his children: Richard (Charlene) Boardman of Cedar Rapids, Barbara (Robert) Swanson of Westminster, CO, John (Karen) Boardman, Jr. of Lehigh, FL and Jim (MaryAnn) Boardman of Cedar Rapids; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Almeda, who died in 1999; and two sisters, Vella Harberts and Lucille McCormick.
Honorary casketbearers were Louie Berns, Chuck Decker and Duane Scheffert. Casketbearers were Don, Earl and Norman McCormick, Craig Adam, Ernie Burroughs and Jerry Schroeder.
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