Obituary of Jon David Boxler
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JON D. BOXLER
Jon David Boxler, was born to Peter John "P.J." and Aileen V. (Brunson) Boxler in Norton, Kansas, on November 19, 1937. He passed away at his home in Norton on June 14, 2019, at the age of 81.
Jon was a lifelong Norton resident where he grew up and attended the local schools, graduating from the Norton Community High School with the class of 1955. He also graduated with a degree in business administration from Ft. Hays in 1960. In 1954, Jon enlisted in the Kansas Army National Guard, reaching the rank of Sgt. E5 prior to his honorable discharge December 1962. Following his graduation from college, Jon returned to Norton to form a partnership with this father, P.J. Boxler, in Boxler Insurance. In 1962, they formed Assured Investment and Loan, Inc. On August 31, 1963, Jon married his sweetheart from New Almelo, Kansas, Bernice "Bonnie" Austerman in Norton. They made their home in Norton, where after his father's death in 1963, Jon continued the family business with his mother, Aileen, until her death in 2007. Jon also farmed the family homestead in a partnership with his mother and uncle, Dale Brunson, until 1991. At the time of his death, Jon was still actively involved in running the Boxler Insurance business.
Jon was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Norton and the Knights of Columbus. He was a charter member of the Norton Jaycees when it formed in 1963, and had been the director of the Norton Jaycees for the 1969-70 club year. He also won several Jaycee awards from 1966-1969. Jon was a current member of the Norton Chamber of Commerce and the Norton Lions Club. He was an active member of the Harmonson-Redd American Legion Post #63, proudly serving as Honor Guard for numerous years up until his death.
For the past several years, Jon enjoyed collecting and tinkering with his antique tractors. He enjoyed going to parades and tractor shows with his son, Stephen, and grandson, Connor. Jon was a lover of animals and could be seen walking downtown with his beloved Callie by his side. He enjoyed traveling with his family and friends over the years and always said the after-hours business meetings were the best kind. He embraced the new technology and was an avid texter to his family and friends. Jon was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Jon is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of their home in Norton; one son, Stephen (Tiffany) Boxler, Norton; one daughter, Erika (Terry) Cousins, Newcastle, Oklahoma; one grandson, Connor (Reghan) Boxler, Hays, Kansas; numerous extended family and friends.
Jon was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, one sister, Jane, his parents-in-law, three brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law.
ROSARY SERVICE – Tuesday, June 18, 2019—7:00 p.m.
PLACE – Enfield Funeral Home – 215 W. Main – Norton, KS
MASS OF THE CHRISTIAN BURIAL – Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – 10:30 a.m.
PLACE – St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church – Norton, KS
INTERMENT – Norton Cemetery – Norton, KS
VISITATION – Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS – Harmonson-Redd American Legion Post #63,
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