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Mark G. Boggs, 67, of Leesburg, IN passed away at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Miller’s Oak Point Nursing Home in Columbia City, IN. He was born on September 9, 1951 in South Bend, IN to Wilbur E. & Dora A. (Jacobs) Boggs.
He graduated in 1969 from Clay High School, attended Thornton Community College in Thornton, IL and was a United States Army Vietnam Veteran where he received the Distinguished Air Medal. On November 13, 1971 in Niles, MI he married Gail Lynn Nowatka who survives. He retired in 2005 from Rinker Boats in Syracuse as supervisor in the wood shop after 18 years of service and formerly worked at Hanks Supermarket in South Bend as a meat cutter & Eagle Foods as a meat cutter for 15 years. He grew up in South Bend, lived in Lawton, OK for 1 year, Tinley Park, IL for 4 years, Mokena, IL for 11 years, and then moved to Leesburg (Little Tippy Lake) in 1987.
He was a life member of American Legion Post 253 in North Webster where he was in the color guard and 40 & 8.
He is survived by:
Wife – Gail Boggs of Leesburg
Daughter – Beth (Ramiro) Gonzalez of Joliet, IL
Son – Mark Boggs of Goshen
3 Grandchildren – Ben, Max & Isabel Gonzalez
Brother – Glen Robert Boggs of St. Louis, MO
Several Nieces & Nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother – Pete Boggs, and sister – Jone DeCook.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd 13 & CR 500N, North Webster with family friend, Kem Zolman officiating. Military rites will take place at the funeral home by the North Webster American Legion. A Celebration of Life gathering will follow from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the American Legion Post 253 in North Webster.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Heartland Hospice, Preferred memorials may be given to the Heartland Hospice, 1315 Directors Row, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 or American Legion, P.O. Box 131, North Webster, IN 46555.