Established in 1875
George Lynn Boise, 76, of Ogden passed away at 9:56 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
A Memorial Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel in Urbana.
Lynn was born in Champaign on December 3, 1942 to parents George Loren and E. Ruth (Bryant) Boise, they preceded him in death.
He married Sharalon Digsby on May 18, 1964. They later divorced.
On May 31, 1985 Lynn married Nancy Diel in Champaign, and she survives. Also surviving is his son James L. Boise of Rantoul, siblings; Joseph L. Boise of Champaign, Marlene R. Passarello of Champaign, Meredith K. Chisholm (Alex) of Roach, MO and Michele S. Bryan (Russ) of Rantoul. Three grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive him.
Lynn graduated from Rantoul High School and the Police Training Institute, Class of 1975. He joined the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office where he worked for thirty years before retiring in 2004.
He was a member of the St. Joseph Sportsman Club and the Danville Pistol and Rifle Club. He enjoyed retirement, fishing, genealogy, and collecting guns. Above all, Lynn loved spending time with his family and friends. Lynn loved Nancy and their life together and sometimes even loved her dogs.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Lynn’s honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the Eastern Illinois Food Bank.