Donna Jean Boes


BYRON – Donna Jean Boes, age 72, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 at her home in Byron surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 16, 1947 in Jacksonville, Ill., the daughter of Louis R. and Vera E. (Leffler) German. 

She attended Jacksonville Schools. Donna married Larry Boes on Aug. 15, 1964 in Rockford.  She was a former member of the Cathedral Baptist Church in Rockford. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren. Donna served her community as an election judge. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, shopping, sewing and doing macramé. 

She was predeceased by her parents. 

She is survived by her husband Larry of Byron, daughter Julie (Bradley) Frye of Byron, sons Bradley Boes of Byron formerly of Jacksonville, Ill., and Brian (Melissa) Boes of Roscoe, 6 grandchildren; Joshua Frye, Courtney (Nickolas) Williams, Kahley (Sam) Watkins, Jordan Boes, Ryan (Cali) Zoeller, and Kayla Zoeller, and 7 great grandchildren. 

Visitation was from 4-6 p.m., Sunday evening Dec. 22, 2019 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Byron. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant Street in Byron, with the Pastor Joe Barefield officiating.   Burial will be at the Byron Cemetery. The family would like to thank Roxie Welch for her special care of Donna and also thanks to Serenity Hospice and Home. Visit to leave a condolence.