In Memory of Darlene E. Boysen

Darlene E. Boysen
Darlene E. Boysen
Born: June 28, 1931
Died: October 15, 2018
Age: 87
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Darlene E. Boysen
June 28, 1931 - October 15, 2018
From: Ida Grove, IA

Darlene Esther Boysen, age 87, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018, at the Morningside Care Center of Ida Grove, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 22, 2018, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Richard A. Salcido will officiate with Committal Services following in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. A Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 22, 2018, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Darlene Esther Boysen, was born June 28, 1931, the daughter of Otto and Esther (Ahlquist) Dose. She was raised on farms around the Mapleton and Ida Grove, IA area and attended country school. On July 19, 1953, Darlene married Robert Boysen at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. The couple was blessed with two children: Shirley and Mark

Darlene loved being a farm wife and raising her children in the country. She enjoyed tending to her vegetable and flower gardens as well as helping her husband on the farm. When not helping outside, she could be found doing embroidery work or making baby blankets that she quilted together from the embroidery squares she had made.

Darlene was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a quiet and gentle person with a strong faith and love for her family. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Left to cherish her memory include her daughter Shirley (Donavon) Davenport of Ida Grove, IA; grandchildren Nicholas (Kristin) Davenport, D. Gregory (Romie) Davenport, Jr., Travis (Ashley) Davenport, Sarah (David) Larson, Damion Boysen and Lindsay Hedberg; great-grandchildren Savanna, Livia, Dax, Ben, Anabelle, Siena, and Hudson; sister-in-law Helen Dose of Ida Grove, IA; extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Esther Dose; husband Robert Boysen; son Mark Boysen; brother LeRoy Dose; sisters Eileen (Leslie) Grell and Marie (Paul) Schwanz.



10:30 a.m., Monday
October 22, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Rev. Richard A. Salcido
& Rev. Neil Wehmas


Nicholas Davenport
D. Gregory Danvenport
Travis Davenport
David Larson
Larry Boysen
Gail Boysen

Honorary Pallbearers
Rick Boysen 
Larry Dose
Dan Dose


9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Monday, October 22, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


"Amazing Grace"
"Blessed Assurance"
"In The Garden"

Geraldine Dankert, Organist
Trisha Hoffman, Vocalist


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8:46 AM
“Thinking of you & your family Shirley.
Darlene’s smile could light up the room, such a pleasant kind lady. ”
- Steph Corr
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11:55 AM
“Shirley and family so sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady! Hugs to all.”
- Carol Thomson
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 3:51 PM
“Shirley, sorry for your loss, you know your Mom and Dad were always my favorites. Loved the meals she made when I helped them, don't know how she always got it all done.. ”
- Gail Gosch
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