Edward Boesen Obituary

Edward J. Boesen
Edward J. Boesen
Edward J. Boesen

October 26, 1964 - July 15, 2008
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Edward J. Boesen, 43, died on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 18, 2008 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Visitation will be 3-7pm, Thursday (Today) at the church. A vigil service will begin at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery.

Ed was born October 26, 1964 in Des Moines, the son of Theodore and Patricia Boesen. He grew up in the Beaverdale area, where he had lived all his life. Ed was baptized in 1964, attended Holy Trinity Catholic School and graduated from Dowling Catholic High School in 1983. On July 5, 1985, he was united in marriage to Maureen LaBonia in Des Moines.

Ed, along with his brothers Tom and Frank, owned and operated their family business, Boesen The Florist. He was a lifelong and active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and active in all things regarding Beaverdale. He was a member of countless business and industry associations and a former winner of the Business of Integrity Award.

Ed enjoyed time with his family above all else. He loved children and found unique ways for every child to feel great about themselves. No one ever had more children as friends. Ed was a tremendous supporter of catholic education, and used his blessings to make it possible for many families.

Ed is survived by his wife, Maureen LaBonia Boesen; four children, Courtney, John, Riley and Madeline; mother, Patricia Boesen; sisters, Sister Buff and Katie; brothers, Ted (Connie), Tom (Patty), Bob (Christie) Jerry (Mary Jo) and Frank (Geri); parents- in- law, John and MaryKay LaBonia and sister- in- law, Mary Clare (Nate) ; and numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Ted.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church or Dowling High School.


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Holy Trinity Catholic Church
2926 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Thursday, July 17, 2008
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Holy Trinity Catholic Church
2926 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Friday, July 18, 2008
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Friday, July 18, 2008


Dowling Catholic High School
1400 Buffalo Road
West Des Moines, IA US 50265