Larry E. Boes


BYRON – 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 was a proud public servant who was a two term Republican Ogle County Board member. He was also a member of the Masons. When he had spare time; he loved DIY projects and gardening. But, the most important thing in Larry’s life was his family. He was a good father and grandfather and was his wife’s loving caretaker in her final years.

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

He is survived and missed by his sons, Brad Boes of Byron 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 will be held at from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the service. Burial will be at Byron Cemetery. Memorials are established for the American Diabetes Association. To leave an online condolence please visit