Harry K. Boner



Photos courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project
Photos courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project

(January 29, 1885 - May 6, 1985)


The Lusk Herald
May 9, 1985


Harry K. Boner

Services for Harry K. Boner were held at Peet Mortuary Chapel in Lusk on Wednesday May 8. Mr. Boner died May 6.

Officiating was Rev. Roy Howell with music by Wanda Hansen, organist and Joy Kaltenheuser, sang "Be Still My Soul" and "Take My Life and Let It Be".

Active bearers were Scott Boner, Brad Boner, Jeff Boner, Kenneth DeGering, Rob Boner and Harry B. Boner.

Interment was at Lusk Cemetery with services by Elks Lodge No. 1797. Memorials may be sent to Niobrara County Nursing Home.

Harry K. Boner was born Jan. 29, 1885, near Chadron, Neb., the son of Frances and Susan Boner. He died Monday morning at the Niobrara County Nursing Home in Lusk.

He attended schools at Burdo, Neb., near Chadron. He moved with his family to Wyoming from Nebraska in 1902. Harry homesteaded on Black Tail Creek north of Lusk and spent most of his life ranching in Niobrara County. He married Flora Pilster on Sept. 26, 1912. Harry and Flora ranched on Black Tail Creek for 57 years until they retired from the ranch in 1969.

In later years they spent their winters in Hot Springs, Ark. Harry entered the Nursing home in March of 1980.

Harry enjoyed owning and racing horses. He was a lifetime member of and in March of 1970 became a 50-year member of the Elks Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include two brothers; Harvey Boner of Guernsey and Jasper Boner of Elko, Nev.; two sisters; Ethel DeGering of Lusk and Nora Toland of Houston, Texas; and 25 nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by the Peet Mortuary.




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