In Memory of Anthony "Tony" J. Boysen

Anthony "Tony"  J. Boysen
Anthony "Tony" J. Boysen
Born: October 31, 1960
Died: September 4, 2021
Age: 60
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Anthony "Tony" J. Boysen
October 31, 1960 - September 4, 2021
From: Ida Grove, IA

Anthony “Tony” J. Boysen, age 60, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at the MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center of Sioux City, Iowa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove, Iowa, with committal services following in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa.  Father William A. McCarthy will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:45 p.m. followed by a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m., on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the Sacred Heart Catholic 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

    Anthony “Tony” John Boysen, was born on October 31, 1960, in Battle Creek, Iowa. One of ten children born to Melvin and Alice (Wieling) Boysen. He grew up in the Danbury, Iowa, area, where he received his education and graduated from Maple Valley High School, class of 1979.

    On February 7, 1981, Tony married his Kindergarten sweetheart, Mary Kay Weber in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Danbury, Iowa. The marriage was blessed with four children Nathan, Amber, Kyle, and Darek.

    Growing up and for the beginning of his working career, Tony helped on the family farm most of all enjoyed milking cows. He later was employed by United Builders of Ida Grove, Iowa, where he worked until they closed their doors. Tony then started his career in the fertilizer industry in Battle Creek and Danbury until a back injury prevented him from continuing. Most recently, Tony enjoyed lending a helping hand to a neighbor and close friend on the farm.

    Tony had a passion for restoring and tinkering on his Farmall tractor collection. He enjoyed playing cards with his family and friends. The highlight in his later years was his grandchildren. He always had a piece of hard candy tucked away in his pocket for each of them.

    Tony was a faithful member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Ida Grove. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. Tony was called to his heavenly home on September 4, 2021, after a long-fought battle, surrounded by his loving family.

    Left to cherish his memory are his wife Mary Boysen of 40 years of Ida Grove, IA; children: Nathan (Kristin) Boysen of Ida Grove, IA, Amber Moser of Battle Creek, IA, Kyle Boysen (Steven Koch) Omaha, NE and Darek (Nicole) Boysen of Battle Creek, IA; grandchildren: Colton, Carson, Maggie, Carter, Hunter, Piper, Marley, Brynley, and Tonie; siblings: Jean Casteel of Gretna, NE, Bill (Karen) Boysen of Alliance, NE, Bob (Evelyn) Boysen of Graham, TX, Pat (Tom) Knutson of St. Paul, NE, Shirley Boysen of Danbury, IA, Linda (Kevin) Simmons of Mapleton, IA, Dick Boysen of Danbury, Betty (Jerry) McBride of Danbury, IA, and Ken (Kim) Boysen of Danbury, IA; brothers & sisters-in-law: Jack (Barb) Weber of Ida Grove, IA, Jane (Jim) Lansink of Ida Grove, IA, Dennis (Peggy) Weber of Mapleton, IA; and Joe (Linda) Weber of West Point, NE.; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

    Tony was preceded in death by his parents Melvin and Alice Boysen; parents-in-law Raymond and Rita Weber; and step-mother-in-law Marian Weber.



10:30 a.m., Saturday
September 11, 2021
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Father William A. McCarthy, Celebrant
& Father Richard D. Ball, Con-Celebrant/Homilist


Clint Wellendorf
Jared Clausen
Jason Casteel
Brian Boysen
Kevin Weber
Darin Lansink


5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Rosary 6:45 p.m.
Vigil Service 7:00 p.m.
Friday, September 10, 2021
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 9:47 AM
“To the Family of Tony Boysen , Words are difficult to come by, please know that Prayers will continue for the family, and especially my sister-in-law, Pat Knutson, my brother Tom, & their son Jacob. Our deepest sympathy. Sandy & Pat Liegl”
- Sandy & Pat Liegl
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 9:47 AM
“Our prayers to all. Tony was a gentle man to all. May he enjoy eternal life. ”
- Marie & Robert Baker
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 9:47 AM
“My deepest sympathies Mary and family, you are in my thoughts and Prayers. 🙏🏻”
- Phyllis Poggensee
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 9:53 AM
“I was so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. I graduated with his sister Betty. My thoughts and prayers are with the family!”
- Marla S. Hogan
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 9:53 AM
“My sincerely sympathy for my cousin Mary, their children and grandchildren and all Tony and Mary's extended family. He was a truly loving and gentle man. ”
- Laurie L Weber
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 9:53 AM
“Dear Mary and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Tony's passing. May the love and comfort of each other and family and friends help get you through this sad time.. Peace and blessings to you now and in the days ahead. May eternal light shine upon him. ”
- Kathy and Doug Wood
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 9:53 AM
“Very sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. I so enjoyed having him in classes that I taught a MVAO. He was a very nice young man. I shall miss him. Sympathies to all. ”
- Paul Adamson
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 9:53 AM
“Deepest sympathy for all of Tony's family. Always a nice guy gone way too soon. Hugs and prayers for you all.”
- Carrie Rosauer
Monday, September 6, 2021 at 1:25 PM
“I express sincere sympathy to the entire Family and Pat Knutson my niece in-law. May you find comfort in God's word and may he be with you and be your guide. God Bless the entire Family.... ”
- Lou Tjernagel
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