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Wilbur "Jay" Boegli

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Wilbur "Jay" Boegli Obituary
Wilbur "Jay" Boegli, 98, of Loveland, Colorado passed away on March 8, 2014 after a brief illness. He was born April 5, 1915 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Alberta Barbara and Wilbur "Bill" Boegli. When Jay's mother passed away in 1928 at the age of 32 he and his younger brother Warren moved to The Reformed Orphans Home in Fort Wayne. During the following five years Jay received a Christian education, worked on the orphanage's farm, played trombone in the school band, and played on the football and track teams. Jay left the orphanage at age 18 and joined the U.S. Army Infantry in 1933. He and his wife Hadgie met in Indianapolis in the spring of 1940. She worked as a sales lady and he was then a corporal stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis. They fell in love, and were later married in a church wedding in Indianapolis on November 30, 1940. One month later, Corporal Boegli went on active duty as a second lieutenant in the regular Army. Jay served a total of 24 years, including combat in Europe with General Patton's Third Army. He and Hadgie then spent three years in Japan, followed by three years in Germany during the occupation. Jay's last duty assignment in the military was as Commander of ROTC in Bangor, Maine. He retired from the Army on April 30, 1957. Following his military service, they moved to New Mexico where Jay attended college at UNM and received a degree in accounting. After passing the CPA exam he worked for an accounting firm in Albuquerque, and then later for Zia Corporation at the Los Alamos Laboratories. In recent years Jay and Hadgie lived in Lakeside, Washington and finally Loveland, Colorado to be near family. Jay is survived by his wife Hadgie of Loveland; son Bill (Pat) Boegli of Johnstown; daughter Genie Mollner of Kent, Washington. He is also survived by three granddaughters Pollyann (David); Amy (Doug); Stacy (Mark); grandson Destin and 3 great-grandchildren Casey; Cody and Payton. Memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Loveland on Saturday March 15 at 11:00. An inurnment will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery at later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors in care of Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home. Friends may view the obituary online and leave condolences for the family at www.kibbeyfishburn.com.

Published in Loveland Reporter-Herald from Mar. 12 to Mar. 13, 2014
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