NAME: Boshart, William Omer (m. Martha Ann Mace)
William O. Boshart, 49, widely-known auto dealer and civic leader, died at his home Friday night, October 18, 1968, at about 10:15 p.m. Death was due to an unexpected heart attack.
Mr. Boshart had gone to Case Field earlier in the evening, where he presided over the presentation of awards to the local winners of the Punt, Pass & Kick contest, in halftime ceremonies. He did not feel well and left the game early. A doctor was summoned to the Boshart home later in the night, but Mr. Boshart died a short time later.
The Washington man was a partner in and operator of Mace Motor Co. here. He was currently serving his second term as President of the Washinton YMCA; and a past president of the Y's Men's Club and very active in that organization.
He also was a district director of the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association, and had been named a member of Washington's new Airport Commission. He was a veteran of World War II during which he served as a pilot in the United States Marine Corps.
The funeral will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the United Methodist Church of Washington. Burial will be in the Elm Grove Cemetery.
Members of the Y's Men's Club will gather at the church at 2 p.m. to attend the funeral in a group. All YWCA members and their husbands are invited to gather at the Kneen Appliance Store at 2 p.m.; and members of TTT will gather at the laundromat across the street from the church, also to attend the rites in groups.
Friends may pay their respects at the Jones Funeral Home through Sunday, and at the Methodist church from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral on Monday.
A memorial in honor of Mr. Boshart has been started, with the funds to go to the Washington YMCA.
Mr. Boshart was born October 31, 1919 in Wayland, a son of Omer C. and Eda Allen Boshart. He was reared at Wayland and graduated from the University of Iowa.
On November 10, 1944 he was married to Martha Ann Mace of Washington and they had lived here since October 1945.
He was a member of the Methodist church; the Masonic lodge; the American Legion; Marine Corps League and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are his wife; two sons: William Michael of Iowa City and Jeffrey Glenn at home; one daughter, Eda Suzanne Boshart, a student at Unviersity of Iowa; and his mother, Mrs. O.C. Boshart of Wayland.