James (Jim) M. Boner

James (Jim) M. Boner, 69 years and 11 months, formerly of Valentine, NE, passed away at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, NE, on October 10, 2016 after fighting a brave six year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Visitation was on Thursday October 13 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City, IA. The Mass of Christian Burial was on October 14, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lohrville, IA with Father Bruch officiating. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Butler Volland Funeral Home of Hastings and Lampe Funeral Home of Lake City, IA. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Jim was born November 12, 1946 to Ezra and Minnie (Cafferty) Boner in Lake City, IA. He graduated from Lohrville High School in 1965. He continued his education to receive a Junior Accounting Degree from Commercial Extension of Omaha. Jim was married to Patricia L. Keeley of Valentine, NE, in 1967. From this marriage two children, Eugene and Maureen, were born. They later divorced. Jim was a manager of Weston Oil gas station and worked as a parts man for Mathis Equipment of Valentine for many years. He loved playing cribbage with his friends. He was involved with The Knights of Columbus in Valentine and was a volunteer fireman for a number of years. Jim’s greatest joy was his family. When Gene or Maureen and the grandchildren visited Valentine, it wouldn’t be long before trips were made to numerous houses to show off the kids. He was a quiet, gentle man with a heart bigger than most. Jim is survived by his mother, Minnie; son ,Gene (Carlene Springer) and grandchildren, Jeremy, Brittany and Matthew; daughter, Maureen (Jeff) Dreith and granddaughter Sierra; siblings Martha (Mick) Parker of Lake City, IA; Mary Elsasser of Omaha, NE; brother, Kevin of Lake City, IA; Ruth (Vance) Overton of Indianola, IA; and Jean (Steve) Swenson of Osage, IA; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jim is preceded in death by his father Ezra and an infant brother, Mark. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the family for later designation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and Mary Lanning Health Care Hospice.

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