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Dorothy Boss

Dorothy Boss Dorothy Boss

Dorothy L. Boss, 98, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, at her residence in Colby under the care of St. Croix Hospice.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford with Rev. Donald Bruce presiding. She will be laid to rest in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery following the service. Family and friends are invited to gather for a visitation at the church on Thursday from 12 noon until the time of service. The honor of pallbearer belongs to Lori Frome, Paul Empey, Douglas Empey, Ryan Empey, Glen Koehler, Carrie Peterson and Coy Koehler.

We are mindful of the on-going challenges coronavirus is presenting and are advising family and friends that FACE MASKS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for the visitation and funeral. Social distancing procedures will also be in place. We do not want to risk the health and safety of family and friends. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and get well.

Dorothy was born May 3, 1922, in Pierce, Neb., the daughter of James and Irene (Mackmiller) Wragge and was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Pierce, Neb. On Nov. 19, 1939, she was united in marriage to Edgar Koehler of Pierce, Neb. They had three children, Garry, Diann and Rickey. She farmed her entire life and in Nov. of 1956, they moved to Wisconsin and farmed until 1973. Sadly, Edgar died, Dec. 27, 1977, in Madison, of cancer. She continued to live in the country until 1982 when she married Earl Boss on June 5, 1982, and moved to Colby. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. Dorothy enjoyed making quilts and playing cards. She enjoyed her vacations with Jo and Tub in Aug. of 1974 to Mo., Tenn., Kan. and southern states and in Aug. of 1975 to Colo. In August of 1974, she also hosted the Koehler reunion at the farm in which she had many great memories. Those who will cherish her memory include her children: Garry (Connie) Koehler of Marshfield, Diann (Larry) Empey of Colby and Rickey (Jan) Koehler of Abbotsford; her seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her step-children: Jack (Cheri) Boss of Maple City, Mich., Ron (Olga) Boss of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Randall (Joyce) Boss of Chesterfield, Va.; three step-grandchildren; as well as many other family and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands: Edgar Koehler and Earl Boss; three brothers and one sister.

In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting memorials in Dorothy’s name for a charity to be determined.

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