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Rose Boji

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Rose M. Boji age 91 of New Hampton, Iowa died Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. A Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2021, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Lawler. A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2021, at Holy Family Parish, New Hampton with Rev. Brian Dellaert celebrating the Mass. There will not be a public visitation. The general public is invited to please join the family on Facebook Live at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2021, on the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home Facebook page. Rose was born February 23, 1929, in Lawler, Iowa to Leonard and Kate (Scally) Quillin. She was the oldest of five Quillin children. She attended school in Lawler and graduated from Lawler Catholic Schools in 1946. She went on to attend Upper Iowa University where she received her diploma in education. Rose taught for many years in various schools including, Charles City, Vinton, Grundy Center, and later on at St. Luke's Catholic School. In her early years of teaching, she met her future husband, Byron Boji, fresh off the Notre Dame football field. Byron and Rose were married on February 11, 1956, at Mt. Carmel Church in Lawler, Iowa. To this union four children were born, Jeff, Kyle, Kevin, and Bryce. Rose and Byron started their life together in Wadena, Iowa then moved to New Hampton, Iowa, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, Bellevue, Nebraska, and Schaumburg, Illinois before returning back to the Lawler Area. In the boy’s early years, she was a devoted mother and housewife who loved to attend all their sporting events and was their biggest cheerleader. Eventually, Rose went back to her teaching career and had a positive impact on the lives of so many students at St. Luke's Catholic School and also at Turkey Valley as a substitute. She loved her students. Rose retired to the New Hampton area and was very independent and very faithful to her church Holy Family Parish, right up until the time shortly before her passing. She was a very proud grandparent to six grandchildren and one great-grandson who she loved very much. Rose is survived by her four sons; Jeff (Melissa) Boji of Maryland Heights, Missouri, Kyle Boji of Bridgeton, Missouri, Kevin (Lori) Boji of Riverside, Missouri, and Bryce (Michele) Boji of Ionia, Iowa; six grandchildren, Shana (Mike Krempges), Sydney Boji, Harrison Boji, Brennen Boji, Peyton Boji, Brylie Boji; one great-grandchild, Bennet Boji Krempges. She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers Jim Quillin and Jack Quillin; two sisters Ella Greelis, Sister Mary Jacqueline.

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  1. Oh our sweet Rose 🌹, such a beautiful, kind person ❤, we are so sorry, everyone has our deepest sympathies! Rest in pease Rose! You will be missed💔

  2. So sorry to hear this sad news, Rose was very nice person. Boji family have are sympathies , thinking
    of everyone.

  3. My sympathy to all of the Boji family. She was A BIG CHICKASAW fan. Rose was always ready for a good game. Rest in peace Rose.

  4. Rose’s family: Rose was a delight to visit with and she had a positive personality. She was so happy to have enjoyed her 90th birthday with her family. Rose would readily tell you about her stories! She will be missed as someone who enjoyed her life with all of you!

  5. Condolences to the Boji family on the loss of a great mom-gal-friend. It was my honor to be a small part of Rose’s life. I enjoyed the times I spent with her especially movie night!

  6. Our deepest sympathies and prayers to the family of Rose 🌹, such a beautiful caring lady!!

  7. Dear Boji Boys, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and your families. So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Eternal rest grant onto Aunt Rose. Sally and Mike Quillin

  8. Boji Boys, Sympathies to you and your families. Treasure your memories and share them with each other, often.


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