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Edgar Boden, 84 - September 05, 2015

Edgar Ellert Boden, 84, of Brady passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg.
Services will take place at Zion Lutheran Church on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. with the Revs. Carol Mapa and Janie Freeman officiating. Interment will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery at Gothenburg.
A visitation will be conducted at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 1 to 8 p.m. with family members present from 5 to 7 p.m.
Boden was born Aug. 29, 1931, to Henry Gade Boden and Anna Marie Franzen Boden at Gothenburg. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church north of Gothenburg.
He attended grade school at Peru, Auburn and rural Gothenburg, graduating from Gothenburg High School with the Class of 1949.
While in school, he was a member of a Custer County 4-H Livestock Club and participated with FFA in high school. His summers were spent helping raise livestock and farming.
After graduation, he worked part time during the summer months at local alfalfa mills, then worked for the Gothenburg Sinclair Station and drove their fuel delivery truck.
During the summer of 1952, he ventured to Brady with a friend and met the Methodist minister’s daughter, Lellus Neth. The couple were married Oct. 25, 1953, at the Methodist Church in Clarks. To this union, three sons were born. They resided at Gothenburg where he helped his father farm and ranch, also continuing to work at the Sinclair station.
Boden and his wife moved north of Gothenburg and eventually to Wild Horse Valley north of Brady where they made their home for 56 years. He moved to Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg in October of 2014 after his wife of 60 years passed away on Sept. 24, 2014.
?He had served on the church council, the school board and Lincoln County 4-H Council, and was a Golden Harvest Seed dealer.
?Boden had a deep faith, which he expressed in his daily devotions, according to family members. He loved his family dearly and treasured his time on the farm enjoying tinkering with various projects in his shop fixing up old vehicles, and his passion, which was working and riding his horses.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Lellus; his parents, Henry and Marie Boden; a granddaughter, Jessica Boden; brothers-in-law—Don Berryman, Bill McReynolds and Curly Washecheck; sister-in-law, Lucille Washecheck.
Survivors include: his sons—Walter (Sue) of Kearney, Gregg of Lincoln and Charles (Beth) of Brady; five grandchildren—Jennifer (Mike) Owens and Angela (Ulrich) Dossou, all of Denver, CO, and Ryan, Kristen and Hannah Boden of Brady; six great-grandchildren—Jacey, Sobastian, Suzie and Layla Owens, Grace Machamire and Noah Dossou; a step-great-grandson, Thomas Owens; sister, Elladine Berryman of Cozad; brothers and sisters-in-law—Marjorie McReynolds of Pullman, WA, Conley and Elsie Hinrichs of Lincoln, Charles and Beverly Neth of Waverly and John and Beverly Neth of Norfolk; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the Brady United Methodist and Zion Lutheran Churches.