Larry E. Boes


Larry E. Boes, age 74, passed away on Feb. 8, 2022. He was born in Winchester, Ill., on July 7, 1947 the son of Eugene and Mary (Wood) Boes. He married Donna J. German on Aug.15, 1964 in Rockford.

Larry was a strong provider and a hard worker; he worked at Chrysler for over 30 years but oftentimes worked two jobs when his children were growing up. He married Deborah Grimes March 4, 2021in Byron at their Church. He was a proud public servant who was a two term Republican Ogle County Board member. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints were he was an Elder, and served in the branch presidency. He was also a member of the Masons. He enjoyed DIY projects, fishing, vacations, site seeing, and gardening.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife (Donna), and daughter Julie Frye.

He is survived by his wife Deborah, son Brad Boes and Brian (Melissa) Boes of Roscoe; son-in-law, Bradley Frye of Byron; siblings, Donald (Cece) Boes of Columbia, Mo., Gloria Ferguson of Muskegon, Mich., and Michelle of Ind.; grandchildren, Josh Frye, Courtney (Nick) Williams, Kahley (Sam) Watkins, Jordan Boes, Ryan (Cali) Zoeller, and Kayla Zoeller; and 11 great grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 at the Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home in Byron. Visitation was held at from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the service. Burial at Byron Cemetery. Memorials are established for the American Diabetes Association. for iPhone