Robert Eugene Boxberger, 86, of Russell, Kansas, died on Friday, September 01, 2017, at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell.
Robert was born on November 07, 1930, in Hays, Kansas, the son of Frederick W. and Anna Katherine (Ebel) Boxberger. He grew up in Russell, Kansas, and graduated from Russell High School in the class of 1948. After high school he joined the Army National Guard and after serving his country he returned back to Russell. He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Patricia Louise Perry on February 17, 1951 in Salina, Kansas. They made their home in Russell and worked on the family farm, farming and ranching. From this union they were blessed with two sons, Steve and Perry. Robert was a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the Shiners, V.F.W. Post #6240 and the Elks Lodge of Russell. He enjoyed going to the lake, camping, fishing, water skiing, traveling and going to the sale barn. Most of all he enjoyed spending time working on the family farm and spending time with his family.
Surviving family include his sons Steve Boxberger and wife Coleen and Perry Boxberger and wife Kris; 2 grandsons Jacob Boxberger and wife Marie and Blake Boxberger and one great grandchild Lorelai Boxberger all of Russell, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Patricia on October 31, 2012, brother Frederick Boxberger, 2 sisters Dorothy Henry and Bernice Ehrlich.
A memorial service to celebrate Robert's life will be held at 3 PM on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas with Pastor Roger Dennis officiating. Inurnment of the cremains will follow at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Russell. Family will greet guests from 1 PM to 3 PM on the day of the service, Tuesday, September 12th at the mortuary. Military honors will be performed by the Russell V.F.W. Post #6240. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children or K.E.T.C.H. and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.