Blanche I. Boles

Blanche I. Boles, age 95, of Racine and Friendship, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Blanche was born on January 1, 1925, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Andrew and Anna (Wagner) Kopf. Blanche married Clyde L. Boles on November 2, 1949, in Marshfield, Wisconsin. During their 49-year marriage, they were blessed with seven children: Richard, Ronald, David, James, Judy, Steven, and Lori.

Known for her love of classic country artists and Sunday Polka music, Blanche was a person who could sit for hours around a table drinking coffee and sharing stories. Her deep laugh would carry into the living room where her grandchildren sat playing with the coloring books and toys she bought for them. She showed her love through baking desserts and cooking countless taco salad dinners for her family. A weekend spent with Blanche included counting the deer that filled her yard every morning, watching the weather channel every evening, and wandering the flea market during the day.

Blanche was preceded in death by her dedicated and loving husband, Clyde Boles; parents, Andrew and Anna Kopf; sons, Richard Nyberg, Ronald Nyberg, and David Boles; four brothers; grandson, David Wolfe; and great-granddaughter, Faith Boles. She is survived by her sons, James (Helena) Boles and Steven (Shelly) Boles; daughters, Judy (John) LaPointe and Lori (Ron) Lazarescu; brother, Gordon (Marie) Kopf; sister, Joyce Parks; daughters-in-law, Cindy Nyberg and Sue Nyberg; and 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday, February 14, 2020, at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, WI. Memorial services will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Krebs officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Repose Cemetery.

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  1. Nathan Kopf says:

    Deepest condolences to everyone feeling the loss of Blanche; she’ll be greatly missed. I hope her legacy of love, family, and community continues to inspire us to embrace those virtues in all our lives.

  2. Barbara Kopf says:

    Sorry for your loss. She will be missed.

  3. Susan Chiapete says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our pr at yers are with you.

  4. sridhar nallala says:

    Sorry for your loss Lori & Family.

  5. Leanne LaValle says:

    What a legacy she leaves behind. So much to be proud of. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you gather together to honor her.

  6. Mike Kopf says:

    Sorry for your loss. Aunt Blanche will be missed. Sorry I can’t make it. I’ll be in Michigan working.

  7. B & g says:

    Thoughts & prayers to ron & lori & family..