Arda Joan Boggs

Arda Joan Boggs, 81, of Lincoln, formerly of Rising City, was called to her eternal home by her Savior Jesus Christ on June 15, 2018 at Southlake Village in Lincoln. Through her faith, she now resides in the presence of God and His house where Jesus prepared a room for her.

Arda was born March 24, 1937 to Frederick and Amanda (Moss) Ostermeier in David City, NE. She was baptized on April 11, 1937, and confirmed on June 5, 1949. She graduated from David City High School in 1954 and attended the University of Nebraska, where she met her future husband, Frank. On Sept. 8, 1957 she was united in marriage to Frank W. Boggs at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Garrison, Nebraska.

Arda and Frank established their first home in Lincoln, as Frank finished his studies at UNL. In the fall of 1958, Arda moved to Yokota, Japan as Frank served as an officer in the USAF during the Cold War. In 1962, Arda and Frank returned and made their home in Santa Monica, California. She worked several jobs during that time selling cosmetics along with working in fashion merchandising. She also worked as a teller for several firms in the Westwood financial area of Los Angeles. She volunteered in many capacities at her church, Gethsemane Ev. Lutheran.

In Feb. of 1974, the family moved back to Rising City to her parent’s farm as she and Frank farmed for the next 25 years. During those years, she volunteered her time to her churches Zion and Faith Ev. Lutheran. She also worked as a teller at the savings and loan in David City along with other jobs in Columbus. In 1998, she and Frank retired from farming and moved to Lincoln. They assisted with their son’s business, Q-Comm, during those years. Arda was a member of St. Mark and later Mt. Olive Ev. Lutheran Churches where she volunteered her time to St. Mark School and other committees at both congregations.

During her years in Nebraska, she and Frank enjoyed traveling to many places in the world. She enjoyed taking care of her family, sewing, reading mystery novels, the newspaper, and going shopping.

Arda is survived by her husband of 60 years: Frank W. Boggs; son: Gregory (Barbara) Boggs, of Lincoln; daughter: Lori Rathje, of Falls City; four grandchlidren; one great-grandchild; brothers-in-law: Merle Struebing, and Ron Stark; and nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Leota Struebing.

Services were held, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Mount Olive Ev. Lutheran Church, Lincoln.  A prayer service was held, June 19 at 6:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, Rising City with viewing from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the church.  Burial will be held on June 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith East Cemetery, Garrison. 

Memorials have been suggested to: Mount Olive Ev. Lutheran Church (Lincoln), Faith Ev. Lutheran Church (Rising City), and to Nebraska Lutheran High School (Waco).

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