Milton Delbert Boese
January 4, 2012
Now in the presence of the Lord, Milton went to be with Him Wednesday January 4, 2012. Milton was born July 26, 1923 in Avon, South Dakota to the late Peter and Anna (Schultz) Boese and came to Saginaw in 1938. He graduated from Arthur Hill. Milton married Helen Beckman in January 1946. She predeceased him in June 2002. He married Martha Haenlein in 2003. She survives him. Milton went into farming with his father and brothers. He later farmed with his sons and continued until his retirement. He also farmed in St. Cloud, Florida. Milton was innovative in adapting and developing agricultural machines. Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Gregory (Sue) Boese, Mark (Lona) Boese, and John Boese, all of Saginaw; one daughter Carolyn (Rick) Kuhns of California; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one brother Donald (Rose) Boese; three sisters, Huldah Gerard, Norma (Wilmer) Warner, and Evelyn (Reuben) Ewert; one sister-in-law Elva Boese; and several stepchildren, step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren. Milton was predeceased by his son Bradley Boese; one brother Ralph Boese; and two sisters, Phyllis Bultman, and Ardis Woolf.Funeral service will take place 11AM Monday January 9, 2012 at Crosspoint Chapel, 3111 Barnard Road. Pastor Rob Troutman will officiate with interment to follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 S. Midland Road (M-47) on Sunday from 2-8 PM and at the church on Monday one hour before the service. Memorial offerings are suggested to the City Rescue Mission or Crosspoint Chapel. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Milton Boese, please visit our Tribute Store.