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Arthur Boeve

April 16, 1928 — April 20, 2022

Hills, MN    Click Here for link to watch Memorial Service

     Arthur Boeve, age 94 of Hills, Minnesota died Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Tuff Memorial Home of Hills.

     Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2022, at Steen Reformed Church in Steen, MN with Rev. Jeremy Wiersma officiating. 

     Burial will be prior to the service at Eastside Cemetery in Steen.  Family and friends will gather at the church at 12:45 p.m. Friday, April 29th before traveling in procession to the cemetery for burial.

     Visitation will be Thursday, April 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family present at Steen Reformed Church in Steen, MN.

     Memorials may be directed to the Boeve family for later designation.

     Arrangements for Arthur Boeve are in the care of the Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills, MN.

     Arthur Boeve was born on April 16, 1928, on the Boeve family farm near Hull, IA, the son of Henry and Ella (Bos) Boeve.  He grew up in Hull and attended country school there.

     On November 24, 1950, Art was united in marriage to Henrietta De Jongh in Hull, IA.  In 1951 Art left for the Korean War, while Henrietta moved to her parent’s home.  During that time, their first daughter, Anita was born.  She was 16 months old before Art was discharged and was able to meet her.  Upon his return, they lived on the Boeve farm near Hull, IA.  In 1961, they purchased a farm near Steen, MN, where he considered farming a livelihood.  He loved all aspects of farming, from crop tillage to livestock.  He particularly enjoyed raising Holstein heifers and beef cattle.  Art was a progressive farmer who changed with the times and left a legacy for future generations.  In 2005, they moved to Hills, MN, where he lived until moving to Vista Manor on August 27, 2016. On August 21, 2018, he entered the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills where he received loving care.

     Art was a member of the Steen Reformed Church, where he served as a Deacon, Elder, taught catechism and attended numerous gospel concerts.  He also served on the Rural Water Board, Rural Electric Association Board and Elevator Board.

     He enjoyed playing cards, Heartland Strategy and loved watching fastpitch softball.  Some special memories were fishing with friends at West Lost Lake, the annual “Boeve” summer vacations and attending kids and grandkids sporting events throughout the years.

    Art made others smile with his quick wit and dry sense of humor, and he will be greatly missed.

     Left to cherish his memory are his three children, Anita (Gregg) Bosch of Cedar Rapids, IA; Glen (Ann) Boeve of Steen, MN; and Michelle (Greg) Van Wyhe of Rock Rapids, IA; eight grandchildren, Chad (Sheri) Bosch, Matt (Kayla) Boeve, Ryan (Athena) Bosch, Tara (Derek) Venenga, Erin (Rex) Metzger, Riley (Makayla) Van Wyhe, Rex, and Regan Van Wyhe, and 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doreen (Arnold) Hulshof of Sioux Center, IA  and Eleanor Warntjes of Hull, IA; one brother, Jim Boeve of Beaver Creek, MN; nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry, and Ella Boeve; wife, Henrietta on January 24, 2020; eight brothers, Hank, Case, Albert, Don, Everett, Merlin, Ervin and Gary; three sisters, Gertie Leusink, Lois Ostra and Helen Overman; and granddaughter-in-law, Andrea Boeve. 


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Thursday, April 28, 2022

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Friday, April 29, 2022

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Friday, April 29, 2022

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