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Glen D. Boschen

March 15, 1938 — May 12, 2023

Glen Dale Boschen was born on March 15, 1938 to Julius and Emelene (Duhachek) Boschen during a snow storm at their home near Newman Grove, Nebraska. He attended a country school through eighth grade. Many hours were spent on horseback herding cattle in the ditches with his dog by his side. He also enjoyed working as a mechanic, which he started at very young age. When the dam in Pierre, South Dakota was going to be built, Glen made his way there and lied about his age so he could work helping to create the dam. He worked nights digging the required tunnels.

In 1960, he married Lois Svenson and he raised five children. Glen loved his children and farmed, milked cows, hunted, gardened – whatever it took to feed his family. He was never afraid of hard work.

Glen also helped to build the Calamus Dam at Burwell, Nebraska. In 1990, he moved to Ainsworth, Nebraska. There he was employed by Bejot Feedlot, riding pens, fixing fence and also did custom haying. In 1996, he met Dorothy Kenney. Together, they worked side by side, fencing and putting up hay. Though working long hours, they still found time to attend a few rodeos, see State and National Parks and enjoy different casinos along the way.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Chari Petersen; and brother, Dennis Boschen. Survivors include his significant other, Dorothy Kenney of Long Pine; four children, Teri Staub of Tilden, Nebraska, Cyndee (Jeff) Staub of Thedford, Nebraska, Glen D Boschen, Jr, of Oakdale, Nebraska and David Boschen of Tilden; son-in-law Kevin Petersen of Valentine, Nebraska; brother, Steve (Nancy) Boschen of Broken Bow, Nebraska; sister, LaRue Shupe of Omaha, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Gloria Boschen of Newman Grove; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren along with nieces, nephews and other family members.

Funeral Services were held on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ainsworth. Pastor Lynn Christensen officiated at the service. Music selections “Amazing Grace” and ‘”What A Friend We Have In Jesus” were provided by Mr. and Mrs. Danny Bennett. Casketbearers were Jesse Staub, Casey Staub, Adam Peterson, Thayer Boschen, Jared Boschen, and Glen Boschen, Jr. Honorary casketbearers were listed as all of Glen’ other family and friends. Memorials were suggested to the Sandhills Cancer Fund, Ainsworth Pink Ladies Dart League or the donor’s choice in Glen’s name. Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of the Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth. Online condolences may be left for the family at
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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

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, Ainsworth, NE 69210

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