Darlene Boice, 1939-2018

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Darlene Boice, 78, of LaPorte, Indiana, who passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018.  

She was born February 16, 1939, in LaPorte to Clarence and Grace (Hanna) Rensberger.  

Darlene was a bookkeeper for LaPorte High School for 52 years, retiring in July of 2001. She enjoyed reading; Bible study; traveling to Hawaii, Oregon, Vegas, and Mexico; and mostly, her family.

On February 10, 1977, Darlene married Jon “Randy” Boice, who preceded her in death on September 22, 2014.  

She leaves behind two daughters, VeRonica (Scott) Lebo of Union Mills, Indiana, and Marci (Greg) Monte of LaPorte; grandchildren, Ryan, Shane, Kari, Aimee, Lacey, Jon, and Makenna; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, February 15, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 16, at the funeral home, where family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service.  Reverend Dr. Rod Nielsen will officiate. Private burial will be in Carmel Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions for Darlene may be made to Agape Christian Church, 1601 I St., LaPorte, IN 46350.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.esslingfuneralhome.com.

6 Responses to “Darlene Boice, 1939-2018”

  1. Mari Edd

    Feb 12. 2018

    To VeRonica and family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I haven’t known your mother long, but it was a pleasure knowing her and I will miss laughing and talking with her. She had many friends at Brentwood & will be missed. Rest in Peace…my friend…

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  2. Dee Haberman

    Feb 12. 2018

    Sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed working with your Mom for many years at State Farm Office in La Porte.

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  3. Annette Bierl

    Feb 13. 2018

    I’m so sorry to here about the loss of your mom and grandma. She was a wonderful lady. I am so glad to met and got to know her all these years at Agape Christian Church. We. Will all miss her . I will keep you all in my prays.

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  4. Dennis and Kaye Zabel

    Feb 13. 2018

    Have known your mom since you girls were very small when you lived
    on Scott street. She was a very dear friend to my sister-in-law Phyllis
    Herod. Always loved your mom’s spirit. God Bless her. so sorry for your loss.

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  5. Kathy T

    Feb 14. 2018

    I knew Darlene through our church Agape Christian Church. She and my mom Carolyn Richards attended Bible studies together. Such a nice person!

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  6. Mary L. McLeod Olson

    Feb 19. 2018

    Our sympathy in the passing of your Mother. We 3 were cousins of Darlene, since our Mother Margery Hana Hostetler was sister to Grace Rensberger.. We have known Darlene since she was a baby, and my sister has a picture holding her as a baby.

    Mary L. McLeod Olson
    Della Mae McLeod Hatfield
    Alice Jane McLeod Machler

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