Neil Patrick Boser, 49-year-old resident of Hillman died Tuesday, August 31 in Mastodon Township, Michigan as the result of a tragic work accident. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 8 at 11 AM at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Hillman with Father Jerry Schick officiating. The burial will be held in the parish cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until the hour of the service on Wednesday at the church.
Neil P. Boser was born July 5, 1972 in Brainerd, MN to Earl and Karen (Kruschek) Boser. He grew up in the Hillman area, attended school in Onamia and graduated from Onamia High School. Neil worked for Michels Corporation based out of Lumira, WI. He was recently recruited to start up their marine division with his expertise in dive work and under water concrete repair. He was very pristine with his safety-first mentality on the job site! He enjoyed NASCAR, listening to music, golf, singing, drinking beer, cooking anything in the smoker, hanging out in his man cave, and being with people he loved, especially friends and family.
He always enjoyed deer camp and everything that went with it. Neil loved family gatherings including chili cook-offs, and Christmas was his favorite holiday. Neil treasured trips four wheeling at Rusty's cabin, Father's Day camping trips on Big Sandy and traveling to Moon Palace Resorts in Mexico and Jamaica, There was something special about the heated pool and the swim up bar that Neil really enjoyed!
He had a special talent of drumming on the dashboard when a catchy tune would come on the radio, pulling his own name out of the hat at a local gun raffle, and knowing the words to every song, including the artist that sang it!
Neil was a member of the Ten Mile Gun Club, St. Rita's Catholic Church, the Hillman Area Wildlife Management Association, Local Laborers Union 563, and the Chicago Pile Drivers Union.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Earl and Karen Boser; fiancé, Jennifer Tretter; children, Jordyn Boser, Talyre (Beau Winscher) Boser, Cohlton (Sophia) Boser; siblings, Mike (LaDonna) Boser, Kris (Tony) Fox, Nadine (Ted) Gross, Shannon Coyle, Colleen Boser, Amanda (Troy) Gjerde; grandmother, Marcella Boser and many nieces, nephews and special friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Casper and Margaret Kruschek, August Boser; a brother, Tomas Michael Boser and a nephew, Michael Boser.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Ten Mile Gun Club. please send memorials to: Kim Skiba 18325 320th Avenue, Pierz MN 56364. (320) 630-8110.
The arrangements for Neil are with Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Pierz, MN.
"I am so sorry to hear of Neil's passing and want to express most sincere sympathies to his family and friends. Although I didn't get the pleasure of working with him in the field, I enjoyed talking to him (and the rest of the family) when he called or came to the La Crosse office. Words cannot make it better but keeping good memories close may ease it. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time."
"My family and I are deeply sorry. I had so much fun singing karaoke and singing for my sister in laws wedding. He has a great soul."
"I was lucky enough to work with Neil for a few years, learning every day from him, not only about his incredible professionalism and wisdom but about his work mystique. Neil always had a smile, even if he had a hard and complicated day, I never saw him upset. I admired his positivity, optimism, great humor, wit, and his ability to be liked by everyone. I always knew that I could count on him if I needed help. I liked how he always spoke with love and pride of his family, especially about his children and his Jen. Definitely an irreparable loss, I send my condolences to all who love him."
"Dear Boser Family,
It was such a privilege to have known Neil. He was an incredible man. My heartfelt sympathy to all of you at this time of unbearable sadness.
"There is so little one can say, but my heart goes out to you. Don & Karen"
"I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Neil always joking with me. I really enjoyed being around him. I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I am really sorry I won't be able to come to the funeral, but I will be sending prayers your way."
"Praying that our prayers are warming your hearts, your minds and giving you strength. We are so saddened for you and for all the lives Neil touched. He will be helping you through this with your memories of him. We love you. Peace- Leo, Julie and Hannah"
"Our deepest sympathy to the Boser family.
Ben, Donna and Ann
"Our deepest sympathy "
"I am so sorry for your families immense loss. I remember so fondly hanging at Karen and Earl's house as a kid and playing with Neil and Amanda and then threw the years seeing Neil and he was always so kind, including at my Grandma and Grandpa's 50th anniversary in Colorado years back. He was a special person and leaves a legacy behind in his children. I wish you all some sort of peace at this time. Look for signs, talk to Neil, give yourself grace, hug your loved ones and tell them how much you love them. This is a painful road but you don't have to go it alone. - Kelley Hill (Varner) "
"I'm so very sorry for your loss. Neil was a customer of mine at Fastenal. I always enjoyed working with him and placing his orders. He always knew exactly what he was looking for. Neil was great about explaining what the process was for the uncommon items his was looking for. After he switched companies it was a real treat for us when he stopped in the store. He will be missed. -Heather, Little Falls Fastenal"
"We are praying you find comfort during this difficult time, know we are thinking about you all. Timmy & Staci Stangl"