January 1, 1970 ~ January 31, 2008
Charles passed away on January 31, 2008 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo at the age of 72 after a short struggle with aggressive lung cancer.
Charles was born on April 24, 1935 near Zeeland, ND the son of Edwin and Olinda (Ochsner) Boschee. He grew up on the family farm and received his education in Zeeland. He began working on the family farm at an early age and later served his country in the United States Army from 1958 until 1960. Following his discharge he returned to Zeeland and continued farming. Charles was united in marriage to Delilah Aipperspach on July 16, 1967. They made their home in Zeeland where he farmed for many years. They moved to Pelican Rapids, MN in 1977 where they owned and operated the Pelican Motel until 1990. They returned to Zeeland and continued farming until his retirement in 2001.
Charles loved spending time with his family and visiting with his many friends. He devoted countless hours to his grandchildren. He was an avid reader, loved riding bike and bowling, and listened to Polka Party every Sunday. During retirement he worked for area farmers driving sugar beet and potato trucks and also helped with the gravel and snowplow trucks. He also helped many neighbors and friends with their yard work or driving them to appointments.
Charles is survived by his loving wife, Delilah of Zeeland; his children, Deborah (Paul) Mueller of Cummings, ND; Charles D. Boschee of Fargo, ND; Victoria Boschee of Logan, IA; and Brenda Boschee of Milnor, ND; and his grandchildren, Erin, Sarah, and Ben Mueller; Zachary Boren and Jordon Boschee. He is also survived by his brother and sisters, Blanche (Herman) Hartmann of Columbus, OH; Virginia Helleksen of Albert Lee, MN; Stanley Boschee of Zeeland, ND; and Deanna Gazette of Cathedral City, CA; several nieces and nephews; and his uncle, Irvin Boschee of Sacramento, CA.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 AM Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at the United Church of Christ in Wishek, ND
GATHERING: One hour prior to the memorial service in the church on Tuesday
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo.
Online guest book at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com