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Estella Boxberger


Estella Boxberger, 86, Russell, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at her home.

She was born Feb. 13, 1927, south of Russell to Ferdinand and Mollie (Mai) Deines. She was a 1944 graduate of Russell High School.

She married Wilmer Boxberger on Oct. 26, 1947. She was a pharmacy assistant at Gregwire Drug Store for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Russell; a son, John Boxberger; a daughter, Cynthia Appel; two sisters, Edna Mai, Russell, and Rosetta King, Tulsa, Okla.; a grandson; and two great-grandsons.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell; burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Russell.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, with family present to greet guests from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.

Memorials are suggested to Deines Cultural Center or Dream Theatre in care of the mortuary.