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Dannye “Dan” R. Boxx

Dannye “Dan” R. Boxx Dannye “Dan” R. Boxx


Dannye “Dan” R. Boxx, 68, of Medford, died on Sunday, Dec. 6 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, following his battle with cancer. Memorial services for Dan will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19 at First Baptist Church, Medford with Pastor Kim Swenson officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. that day. Due to COVID concerns, masks will be required at the church for both visitation and services.

Dan was born on May 30, 1952 in Baldwyn, Miss., the son of Charles A. and Geraldine (McKay) Boxx. Shortly after Dan’s birth his family relocated to Kenosha. He attended Kenosha public schools and was a 1970 graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha. In 1975, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health from UW-Oshkosh. Shortly after graduation, he moved to Medford where he taught physical education and health at Medford Area Public Schools and also coached various high school sports.

Dan chose to further his education and received a Master’s degree in School Administration from UWSuperior. He accepted a position with the Rib Lake School District where he was the Elementary/Middle School Principal from 1981 to 1997. Dan continued to advance his career in education, earning a Specialist Degree in Administration/School Superintendency fromUW-Superior. Hethenwentontospendacombined 20 years as District Administrator in the Rib Lake and Almond Bancroft School Districts. Dan was proud to dedicate and serve 42 years in public education, serving the families of his school districts.

On June 12, 1990 Dan married Neva Mae Peterson in Las Vegas, Nev. They proudly celebrated 30 years of marriage this past June.

Dan treasured time spent with his children, grandchildren and their families. Dan especially enjoyed being in his woodworking shop creating gifts and working on projects with the grandchildren.

Everyone who knew Dan was aware of his love for golf. In 1996, Dan and Neva built their home on the Black River Golf Course, allowing Dan to play golf almost every day. Over his life, he enjoyed countless rounds of golf with “the boys” (his golfing buddies). Dan would like to remind them that he parred his last hole.

He attended First Baptist Church of Medford, and was a member of the Medford Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Neva Boxx of Medford; children, Joshua (Heidi) Boxx and Zachary (Taylor) Boxx, both of Eau Claire, Kurt (Emily) Peterson of Mound, Minn., and Lisa (Nick) Baumann of Jefferson. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Charlie and Henry Boxx, Lincoln Boxx, Sophia and Colton Peterson, Blake Baumann; and a brother, Donald “Dwayne” (Julie) Boxx of Kenosha.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jacob Boxx; and sister, Donna Kaye Giles.

Dan and his family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Harish G. Ahuja and the entire Oncology team at Medford Aspirus. We deeply valued the compassionate care and friendships that developed during his cancer journey.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given in his name to either Stepping Stones Shelter of Medford or the Medford Aspirus Oncology Department.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

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