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Robert Joseph Boone

March 1st, 2015

Joe went to be with the Lord in San Diego, Calif. He was born to Virginia (Groff) Everist and James Boone in January, 1958.

He is survived by his mother, Virginia Everist of Wauconda, Ill.; his brother and family, Steve (Lisa) Boone, of Wauconda; his daughter, Julie (Corrie) Thrane of Peoria; and son, Eric (Brogan) Boone of Humbolt Park, Chicago. He had two stepgrandchildren and a niece and nephew.

He was proceeded in death by his father, James, and his stepfather, Bob Everist.

Here is a memorial written by his son, Eric:

Robert Joseph Boone
1958 - 2015 R.I.P.

My father was a misunderstood man, but I will always remember him as the obstinate wanderer, incapable of subordination, yet willing to give himself entirely.

We try to put people in boxes, telling them what they should be. Some of us feel this is wrong and grumble about, others feel nothing, but some of us revolt. This rebellion is the human spirit screaming for the freedom to be, simply be.

Some are haunted by what they “should” be, but the bold shake off the ghost and transform into the individual. This act of molting brings with it the realization that you are born alone, and you die alone. Yet we are all one. The paradox of life leaves nothing wanting if you are willing to embrace the transient nature of all things.

My father embraced paradox and lived an uncompromised life, but he was a light bringer, a savior to some and teacher to others, in fault and folly as well as righteous action.
May he find the peace in death he could not find in life.

You may also send either your condolences and/or any memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, to: Shawgo Memorial Home ATTN: Robert Joseph Boone Memorial, 207 E. Broadway, Astoria, IL 1501

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.


May 8th, 2015

My thoughts and prayers to each of you. Virginia - my heart breaks for you. My Grandma, Bertha Wardelll , will be so happy to see him again. He was just a little boy and Stevie a baby when I came home from Omaha and met all of you- She loved all of you the rest of her life. MaryLou Belless

May 21st, 2015

My prayers are with you all.

Sharon Boone