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Joseph “Joe” S. Boggio Sr., 78, of Hennepin passed away Nov. 28, 2012, in Manor Court, Peru.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Hennepin. The Rev. Patrick DeMeulemeester will officiate. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Granville, with full military honors.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday in Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel. There also will be a visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the church.
Mr. Boggio was born Jan. 6, 1934, to Frank and Theresa Boggio. He married Rose Louise Chiavario on May 28, 1955, in Peoria.
He graduated from Hennepin High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received numerous medals. He farmed and was owner and operator of Boggio’s Country Market.
He was a member of Hennepin American Legion Post. He was an avid train collector and built numerous buildings for the train settings. He also built each one of his children and grandchildren a barn like the buildings he made for his train set.
Survivors are four sons, Joseph Boggio Jr. of Hennepin, Bruce Boggio of Oregon, Keith (Denise) Boggio of Granville and Vince Boggio of Hennepin; three daughters, Cindy (Bill) Migliorini of Granville, Mary (Mark) Judd of Hennepin and Kris (Dan) Trome of McNabb; one sister, Betty (John) Brokaw of Tiskilwa; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a special niece, Lori Mrosko.
He was preceded in death by his wife; two grandchildren and two brothers. Memorials may be directed to donor’s choice.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Boggio, Joseph “Max” Boggio, Joseph Migliorini, Jason Judd, Keith Boggio Jr., Andrew Boggio, Adam Boggio, Miles McFadin and Carter Trone.