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Richard Alan Boggs

January 28, 1944 August 28, 2021
Richard Alan Boggs
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Obituary for Richard Alan Boggs

Richard Boggs, 77, of Stuart passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines. Graveside memorial service will be held at 9:30 A.M. on Wednesday, September 1st at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter. Memorial visitation will be held from 6-8 P.M. on Wednesday, September 1st at the Johnson Family Funeral Home in Stuart. Contributions may be directed to the Richard Boggs Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Richard was born on January 28, 1944 to William and Gertrude (Freilinger) Boggs in Atlantic, Iowa. He grew up in Atlantic and graduated from Atlantic High School with the class of 1962. Following graduation he enlisted in the US Navy where he served honorably until 1966. On October 8, 1967 he was united in marriage to Lana Akers and two children were born, Scott and Stacy. The couple spent many years in Guthrie Center before moving to Stuart three years ago, and spent 11 years in Arizona for the winter.

Richard had a lifelong love of aviation as a mechanic and as a pilot. He worked as an aviation mechanic in Waterloo before operating the Red Oak Airport. He also worked as a private pilot and lastly as the chief aviation inspector at Elliott Aviation before retiring. In his spare time he loved restoring street rod cars and taking them to car shows.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Viola Doud, Karen Thiner and Junior Boggs.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Lana; children, Scott Boggs of Highland, California and Stacy (Troy) Corder of Van Meter; grandchildren: Noah Boggs, Mikayla Corder and Tanner Corder; great-grandson, Ronnie Oxford IV and one more on the way; brothers-in-law, Jim Thiner and Nyle Akers; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends that will miss him dearly.

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Previous Events

Service

Wednesday

1

Sep

9:30 AM 9/1/2021 9:30:00 AM
Iowa Veterans Cemetery

34024 Veterans Memorial Dr
Adel, IA 50003

The graveside service will be the morning prior of the visitaiton.

Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Dr Adel 50003 IA
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

1

Sep

6:00 PM 9/1/2021 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/1/2021 8:00:00 PM
Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart

123 North Second Street
Stuart, IA 50250

Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart
123 North Second Street Stuart 50250 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Iowa Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

34024 Veterans Memorial Dr
Adel, IA 50003

34024 Veterans Memorial Dr Adel 50003 IA
United States
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