Howard Wesley Boles, Sr

LaSalle County, Illinois, USA
Death 8 Jun 2013 (aged 86–87)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 112749097 · View Source
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Des Moines - Howard Wesley Boles Sr., 86, passed away June 8, 2013, at Taylor House Hospice, Des Moines. There will be no funeral, but a memorial celebration of life will be Saturday, June 29. His cremated remains will be laid to rest at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal.

Howard was born in LaSalle-Peru, Ill., and graduated from LaSalle-Peru High School. During the summer, he worked with his father on the Illinois Central Railroad as a firefighter. After high school, Howard joined the U.S. Army and served as a military policeman in Germany. Following the service, he played professional baseball in the U.S. and South America. Howard's favorite team to play for was the 1947 Clinton Cubs. In 1948, he married Lucille Jane Larson, who preceded him in death. Howard was employed by Alcoa Aluminum for nine years and owned his own businesses in Davenport and Florida before his retirement. He was an avid sportsman and a great family man.

Howard is survived by his wife, Sandra Boles of Des Moines; sons, Howard Jr. of New York and David of Florida; and grandchildren, Cassie of Washington, D.C., and Charles of California.
(Quad-City Times)

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