Joe Boever 55, passed away in an accident on Saturday, September 12, 2020. His Memorial Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Dell Rapids. There will be a Rosary prayed at 10:00 a.m. prior to the mass. Inurnment will be in the St. Mary Cemetery, Dell Rapids.
Joseph Paul Boever was born on October 1, 1964 in Brookings, SD to John W and Dorothy Boever. He was the fourth of seven siblings, but because of his precociousness, he was never lost in the crowd. Joe grew up on a farm near Brookings and graduated from Brookings High School in 1982. He went on to college at the University of South Dakota and graduated with a nursing degree. Joe was united in marriage to Jennifer Mohr in 2017.
Over the years, Joe worked at various nursing homes. His gentle personality allowed him to make a special connection with the elderly. In addition to nursing, he worked as a handyman. Like his grandfathers, Joe was a talented gardener and could grow just about anything. He propagated many Jade plants for his family and rescued neglected plants wherever he went. Joe always had an insatiable curiosity. He loved learning and was a voracious reader. In fact, Joe taught himself how to read at the age of five; something his family discovered when they found him reading encyclopedias. Joe had a quick wit and dry humor that he would use when least expected. He loved his wife and family as we loved him and his passing leaves a hole in all our hearts.
Joe is survived by his wife Jennifer, mother Dorothy; siblings Larry, Ann (Bob), Katie (Steve), Jane (Nic), Will (Cathy), and Tony (Holly); many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, John W., his grandparents John P. & Geraldine Boever and Joseph & Ruth Seiler; and many aunts & uncles.
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