John Elwyn Boie
June 13, 1928 ó Dec. 23, 2016
John Elwyn Boie of Waukesha passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, December 23, 2016, at the age of 88. He was born on June 13, 1928, the son of dairy farmers Harry and Myrtle (nee Edwardson) Boie.
He graduated from Stanley High School in 1946, and then proudly served in the United States Army in Korea from 1946 until 1948. He was a 1952 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and subsequently earned his masterís degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
On August 16, 1953, he married Mary Anne Lukas. A career educator, John began his teaching career in Mayville, Wisconsin. John and Mary moved to Waukesha in 1957. He worked at Brookfield Central High School for 31 years, teaching social studies from 1957 to 1961, serving as assistant principal from 1961 to 1964, and then as principal from 1964 until his retirement in 1988. John served as president of both the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He was a longtime member of Elmbrook Church in Brookfield. John loved hunting, carpentry, birdwatching, music, traveling and reading.
He will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend.
He will be forever missed by his wife of 63 years, Mary, of Waukesha, and their children, Amy (Craig) Thompson of Hartland, David (Crystal) Boie of Milton, Brenda (Edward III) Trier of River Hills, and Eric (Jennifer Lisowe) Boie of Rochester, Minn. He was the proud grandfather of Laura (Michael) Reese, Anneliese (Nick) Welsh, Jonathan (Christine) Thompson, Michael Thompson, Elizabeth (Jordan) Shulz, Scott Boie, John Boie, Taylor Anderson, Carly Anderson, and Brooks, Brady, Madeline and Brett Boie, and great-grandfather of Eva, Brooklyn and Louisa Shulz, Aaron and Collin Reese, and Craig Truman Thompson. He is further survived by his sister June (the late Jack) Larson, his brother Dean (Joyce) Boie, along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Janet (Jim) Anderson and his brother Norval.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 31, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the 12:00 noon funeral service with full military honors in the Chapel of Elmbrook Church, 777 S. Barker Road, Brookfield, WI 53045. Private burial will be held Sunday, January 1, at Milton Junction Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Brookfield Central Scholarship Program, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, or Telling the Truth.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-5474035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.