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Robert "Bob" Boe

July 17, 1926 — April 7, 2024

Viborg

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Robert “Bob” Boe, age 97, formerly of Yankton, South Dakota, died on Sunday, April 7, 2024 at Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home in Viborg, South Dakota.

Funeral services are 10:30 AM, on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend Kwen Sanderson officiating.  The funeral will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/WintzRay.   Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton with military honors provided by Ernest-Bowyer VFW Post No. 791 and SD Army National Guard Funeral Honors.  Visitation is from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, on Friday, April 12 at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.   Visitation continues one hour prior to the funeral.

Robert Eugene Boe was born July 17, 1926 in Yankton, South Dakota to Harry and Hazel (Mattison) Boe.   He grew up on a farm nine miles west of Irene.  Bob attended Irene High School for two years and then graduated from Yankton High School in 1944.  In the spring of 1945, he was drafted in the United States Army and was stationed in Ft. Sill, OK.  Bob was honorably discharged in November of 1946 and then moved back home to help on the farm.  He met Ardis Wek in 1948 and they were later married on June 4, 1950.  After their marriage, they farmed in the Mayfield and Viborg area until 1963 when they moved into Viborg.  Bob worked for M & N Lumber in Viborg for a few years and then at United Building Center in Yankton for over 20 years, retiring in 1988.   That same year, they moved to Yankton and Bob had numerous part time jobs where he kept very active.  Bob loved working with his hands, whether it was sharpening saws, doing latch hook, or making bread.  He also loved watching the birds, squirrels and the traffic going by on Douglas Avenue.  He was a hardworking man with a great sense of humor who loved visiting with people and lending a helping hand whenever he could.  Bob was very loved and will be very missed.

Bob is survived by six children: Robert (Kim) Boe of Lennox, SD, Marcia Boe of Yankton, Mark Boe of Sioux Falls, Randy Boe of Viborg, Greg Boe of Yankton and David Boe of Yankton; two grandchildren, Holly Marie of Canton, SD and Donelle Rae of Phoenix, AZ; two sisters-in-law, Jane Boe of Union City, TN and Marj Roning of Hills, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ardis on October 28, 2003; brother, Don Boe; and two sisters, Doris (Erwin) Christensen and Betty (Lyle) Haffner.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, April 12, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Wintz & Ray Funeral Home – Yankton

2901 Douglas Ave, Yankton, SD 57078

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Prayer Service

Friday, April 12, 2024

Starts at 7:00 pm

Wintz & Ray Funeral Home – Yankton

2901 Douglas Ave, Yankton, SD 57078

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am

Wintz & Ray Funeral Home – Yankton

2901 Douglas Ave, Yankton, SD 57078

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