Lola Marie Boger died February 2, 2013 at Brookside Inn, Castle Rock, Colo. after attaining 90 years of age. She was born to Carl J. and Marie K. (Peterson) Schoen on December 23, 1922 at their home in Hodgeman County.
Lola attended grade school at District 37 (Schoen School) in Hodgeman County and graduated Salutatorian of the County's 8th grade class of 1936. She earned a GED in 1969.
Lola was a member of St. Michaels Lutheran Church in Hodgeman County. She was baptized there on January 21, 1923, witnessed by her baptismal sponsors Michael and Matilda Schoen and later received the Rite of Confirmation on May 16, 1937.
On August 30, 1941, she married Samuel Boger at her parent's home in Hodgeman County. Their union was blessed with two sons.
Sam and Lola lived on the farm where he grew up from the time they were married in 1941 through 1983 when Sam died. Lola was active in the church throughout her life and was a homemaker. When the boys were in high school, she worked at the School Lunch program in Dodge City and then as the Dry Goods Department Manager at Montgomery Wards until the store closed in 1978. After Sam's death, Lola continued to live on the farm until moving to Dodge City in 1989.
She and Sam joined the Messiah Lutheran Church in Dodge City when St. Michaels closed in 1964. She was a member there until 1997 when she transferred to Holy Cross Lutheran Church. She moved to Castle Rock, Colo. in February of 2005. She joined Epiphany Lutheran Church of Castle Rock. She suffered a heart attack just before Christmas in 2010 and moved to Brookside Inn for rehabilitation the first part of January 2011. She continued to live in Brookside until her death.
Lola is survived by one son, Terry J. Boger of Castle Rock, Colo.; one sister, Wanda Boger of Las Vegas, Nev.; five granddaughters, Chandelle Claassen and husband Russ of North Newton, Heather Ackerman and husband Brad of Spearville, Kimberlie Carrell and husband Sam of White House, Texas, Alicia Boger of Aurora, Colo., and Whitney Weidner and husband Daniel of Aurora, Colo.; seven great-grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her husband Sam; one son, Alan; her parents; five brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Dodge City, with Rev. Randall Jahnke presiding. Burial will follow at St. Michaels Cemetery in rural Hodgeman County. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City. Memorials are suggested to Stork-Schoen Scholarship Fund - Concordia University - Attn: Stork-Schoen Scholarship Fund - 800 N. Columbia Ave - Seward, Nebraska 68434.
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