Daniel William Boies, 45, of Oelwein died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at his home.
Dan was born on August 20, 1966 in Oelwein, Iowa to Richard (Dick) and Lois (Hoth) Boies. He grew up in Oelwein and graduated from Oelwein High School in 1984.
Dan began working at Fareway as a DECA student in the Meat Department in high school and continued working there until he joined the Oelwein Ambulance crew. He took his EMS training in 1984 and joined the fire department at the same time. He continued his training to become a paramedic in 1998. In 1995 Dan was fireman of the year and had worked his way up to Deputy Chief.
Dan was united in marriage to Julie Shields on September 1, 1990 at Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein. Dan was a dedicated husband and father and a friend to all, he will be dearly missed.
Dan is survived by his wife, Julie, his children, Jacob and Alexis, two sisters, Christine (Joel) Cutis of Shakopee, Minnesota and Janice (Kevin) Minton of Hazleton, Iowa, his mother, Lois Boies of Oelwein, in-laws, John and Edna Shields of Oelwein, a brother-in-law, Jeff (Sheri) Shields of West Union, Iowa and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Boies and a brother, Tim Boies.
VISITAION: 4-7 PM on Monday, May 28 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home, with Masonic services at 7 PM.
FUNERAL: 11 AM on Tuesday, May 29 at Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein with Rev. Connie Markle officiating.
Dan will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.