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Robert David Boschi

January 15, 1929 July 11, 2019
Robert David Boschi
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Robert David Boschi, age 90, died on July 11, 2019, in Mesa, Arizona. He was born in Beloit, Wisconsin on January 15, 1929, and was the youngest of three brothers. His parents were Federico and Adelaide (Cereghino) Boschi. He grew up loving his parents for the example they set for him. He was married to Sarah Jane Fick on September 9, 1950 in Beloit, Wisconsin. He called her "his bride" all of his life. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and oldest brother, Ernest.
Robert, whom everyone knew as "Bob", loved life. He loved his family most of all. Since he never knew his own grandparents, he worked very hard at being the best Grandpa anyone could ever want. He would do projects with his grandchildren and make sure there were plenty of oranges to pick, plants to grow and always a place to stay to come and visit him and Sarah.
He loved to garden. His home reflected his love of flowers, his love of country and at Christmas, his love for his Savior, Jesus Christ. He was very proud to be Italian and made sure everyone around him knew it. He loved to help people and looked for ways to make people's lives better. He was an avid walker and enjoyed being with his friends as he walked and talked. He and Sarah traveled the world as long as they were able and their home reflects some of those trips they made. He was always ready for a game of cards and to hear or play a good joke on someone.
When he was younger, he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved to encourage people to come to church. He served in many capacities at church and was especially proud of his children and grandchildren serving in missions in various parts of the world. Bob loved America and served during the Korean War in the United States Marine Corps as a cook. He loved to tell of his experiences as a Marine.
Bob and Sarah bought a child care center in 1966 and named it Teaching Centers. Their schools had a reputation for excellence as they always put the children first. By 1986 the had 20 Child Care Centers in the Milwaukee area. Bob served as the President of the National Child Care Administrators Association along with other state and local organizations.

Services will be held at 11AM on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the church of JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 620 N. Alpine Rd. Rockford, IL. Visitation will take place on Saturday from 10 AM until the hour of service at the church. Entombment will follow at Floral Lawns Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials can be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org
The family is being assisted locally by the Apfel-Ehlert Funeral Home.


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Visitation

Saturday

20

Jul

10:00 AM 7/20/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/20/2019 11:00:00 AM
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

620 Alpine Rd
Rockford, IL 61107

Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
620 Alpine Rd Rockford 61107 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

20

Jul

11:00 AM 7/20/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 7/20/2019 12:00:00 PM
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

620 Alpine Rd
Rockford, IL 61107

Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
620 Alpine Rd Rockford 61107 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Floral Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

835 Dearborn Ave
South Beloit, IL 61080

835 Dearborn Ave South Beloit 61080 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wounded Warrior Project

4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32256
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