203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Private First Class John J. Boeck

Private First Class John J. Boeck was born on May 2, 1924 in Irma, IA and died August 12, 2018 in Waverly, IA.

John J. Boeck entered the United States Marine Corps on June 30, 1045, in Minneapolis, MN, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Private First Class before being discharged on July 12, 1946 in Great Lakes, IL.

John J. Boeck is buried at Oakland Cemetery in Janesville, Iowa and can be located at

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Release Date: August 12, 2081.


John J. “Junior” Boeck, 94, of Waverly, and formerly of Janesville, Iowa, died on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at his home in Waverly.

John was born on May 2, 1924, in Irma, Iowa, the son of John Otto and Mervil (Adams) Boeck. He graduated from Janesville High School in 1942 and attended Wartburg College. He served in the United States Marines during World War II and was honorably discharged on July 12, 1946. He was united in marriage to Lois Klunder on August 28, 1949, at Pleasant Valley Church, rural Clarksville. He worked at John Deere in the Product Engineering Center and later drove school bus for the Janesville Schools.

In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, camping, UMC NOMADS, watching Janesville sports and attending his grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s activities. He was a member of the Janesville American Legion Post #522, Janesville Lions and the Janesville United Methodist Church.

John is survived by his wife, Lois Boeck of Waverly; four daughters, Barbara (Greg) Borland of Naperville, Illinois; Diane (John) Wigen of Eagan, Minnesota; Kathy (Mark) Sharp of Cedar Falls, Iowa; and Linda Boeck of Minneapolis, Minnesota; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; and a brother, O. Lewis (Beverly) Boeck of Janesville, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and a great grandchild.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018, at the Janesville United Methodist Church in Janesville with Pastor Mike Carey officiating. Burial will be held in Oakland Cemetery rural Janesville with the Janesville American Legion Post #522 conducting military honors. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and also for one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Janesville United Methodist Church, NOMADS, or the UnityPoint Hospice.

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family. 319-352-1187

“John Boeck Obituary,” Kaiser Corson Funeral Homes, Inc., accessed May 9, 2019. http://www.kaisercorson.com/obituary/John-J.-Junior-Boeck/Waverly-IA/1809844.