Clarence Boswell was born June 15, 1925 in Adams County, Iowa to Elza and Mabel (Scott) Boswell. He spent his childhood on the family farm near Mt. Etna. He attended Washington Township #5 grade school and graduated from Corning High School in 1943. Clarence was married to Roberta Frances Holste in October, 1947. Five sons were born to bless this union: Monty, Morris, Mark, Gary and Bryan.
Clarence served his country in the United States Occupational Army in Japan as a Technician Fourth Class, received basic training in Camp Polk, Louisiana, attended Administrative Clerical School, Tokyo, Japan and stationed at 364th Station Hospital, Kyoto, Japan.
With a $2,000.00 investment in a tractor and equipment Clarence and Bobby began married life on a rented farm in Cass County. They moved to a farm in Washington Township in 1951 and to their present location in Lincoln Township in 1952. He was a good steward of the land and enjoyed farming. Clarence served as director in Lincoln Township and was a member of the FHA Board. He was a longtime member of the St. Peters United Church of Christ.
Clarence played baseball for Mt. Etna and Cumberland Town Teams. He loved the sport and passed that love on to his children and grandchildren. Clarence liked two kinds of pie: HOT and COLD with milk.
Clarence is survived by his wife Bobby of 70 years; Five sons: Monty (Mary) Boswell of Clarinda, Iowa, Morris (Karen) Boswell, Mark (Carolyn) Boswell, and Gary (Lori) Boswell all of Corning, Iowa and Bryan (Jeanne) Boswell of Loveland, Colorado; Nine grandchildren: Jeff Boswell, Teresa (Jon) Koch, Andrea (Nick) Jordan, Emily Boswell, Jason (Wendi) Boswell, Justin (Jessica) Boswell, Leah (Darrell) Williams, Ben (Jen) Boswell, and Kate Boswell; four step grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two sisters: Laura (Warren) Johnston of Bridgewater, Iowa and Alice (John) Burchard of Omaha, Nebraska; sister-in-law: Blonde Boswell of Prescott, Iowa and brother-in-law: Glenn Huntington of Storm Lake, Iowa; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Orval and Albert; one sister Bernice; and one sister-in-law Cecillia.