Victor H. Boston

Born: Thu., Jan. 23, 1941
Died: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019


Visitation

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home


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Victor H. Boston, age 78, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield.  He was born on January 23, 1941 in Cyrene, MO to Arnold and Alice Mudd Boston.  He was married to Zola Boston on April 28, 1990, and she survives.

Victor graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1959 and went on to attend University of Missouri for a year before enlisting in the United States Army in 1962.  He married his first wife, Uta, in 1966 and they had two children.  After Victor’s Honorable Discharge from the US Army, he went to work for Sonoco Products in Louisiana, MO where he started at the bottom and worked his way up.  He worked at different locations including, New Jersey, South Carolina, Kentucky, Iowa, and Illinois where he retired in 2005 after more than 39 years of service to the company.  He married his current wife, Zola, in 1990 and they spent the later years of his career travelling to different countries through his job which they enjoyed.  Victor was a big St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan, and was an avid deer hunter and fisherman.  He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed visits from his grandchildren.  Victor was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church and the American Legion Post # 152.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Zola; his children, Mark (Michelle Gephart-Jenkins) Boston of Batavia, OH and Sonja (Jack) McLaughlin of Maineville, OH; stepchildren, Brian (Lisa) Jockisch, Sonya (Chris) Little, and Renee Cottrell, all of Pittsfield, IL; five grandchildren, Tyler Boston, Sean Boston, Chad Boston, Allison Boston, and Connor McLaughlin; nine step grandchildren, Nicole Jockisch, Alex (Rachel) Jockisch, Melisha (John Swartz) Hoover, Brett (Kayla Lister) Miller, Trevor (Kayla) Miller, Stephanee (Colin) Barrett, Jenna (Jared) Norris, Adam (Tricia) Little, and Allie (Dan) Lewis; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Alicia (Ben) Mehraban of Columbus, OH, Mary Wittenberg of Louisville, KY, and Diane (Andy) Meyer of Prospect, KY; the mother of his children, Uta Kuchenmeister Holt of Henderson, KY; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother in infancy.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow at Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on Friday from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Davita Dialysis Center or to the American Diabetes Association.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Victor's memory to the following organizations:

American Diabetes Association

Davita Dialysis

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Cindy McAfee
   Posted Wed August 21, 2019
I was very to sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Boston. Although I have never met him, I know his sisters Diane and Mary, and have heard many kind things about him and his family. I know this is a very difficult time for your family having lost a beloved member. My thoughts are with each of you during this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Cindy McAfee
Louisville, Ky

Lonnie Waldrup
   Posted Thu August 22, 2019
Vic and I met October of 1974 in Pine Brook, NJ. He was in charge of the Spiral Department for Sonoco. I will never forget his friendly smile and his wonderful laugh. We became friends immediately and talked about our lives in Missouri. In April of 1975, my wife and I moved to the Pine Brook area for six months. Vic and I, along with another co-worker, commuted to and from work each day. The commute was the highlight of our day. We hated the traffic, but we loved our time together while commuting. We were always laughing and poking fun at each other.
Vic was always dedicated to Sonoco and his friends. In 2002 and 2003, Vic and I got the opportunity to rekindle our friendship again when we worked together in Kentucky. He bought a beautiful place in the country with a lake full of catfish. I remember going to his place after work. We would ride out to the lake in his side-by-side and feed the catfish. Vic would say, "Watch this!", as he threw out some fish food. The fish would all swarm to the top of the water to eat.
Vic was a special man who will always have a special place in my heart. Vic raised a son, Mark, who I am pleased to call my friend, as well. Like his dad, Mark appreciates his friends, is dedicated, considerate, kind, nurturing, compassionate, and caring towards others. Vic's legacy, for me, is his son, Mark.

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