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David William Boak

July 5, 1952 ~ December 25, 2020 (age 68)


     David William Boak, age  68, of Fowler, MI, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020, at Sparrow Hospital.

     A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler, MI, at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.  Memorial visitation will be held on Monday, December 28, 2020 from 2-8 pm with family present 2-4 and 6-8 pm.

     David was born in St. Johns, Michigan on July 5, 1952, the son Charlie and Edna Mae (Jastram) Boak.  He was the husband of Judy (Feldpausch) Boak. On September 15, 1972, they were married at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fowler, MI.

     He graduated from Fowler High School in 1970. Dave was a proud member of the UAW and retired from Federal Mogul after 30+ years. He loved spending time at the cottage on beautiful Houghton Lake while entertaining family and friends.

      Dave appreciated spending time in his man cave where everyone was welcome. He was an avid MSU fan and crossword fanatic. Dave was a proud Papa and could often be found on the sidelines cheering on his grandchildren in their various activities.

      He is survived by his wife Judy, son Shannon (Jenny) Boak, and two daughters: April (Monty) Kilpatrick, and daughter Jennifer (Mike) Fenning.  He is also survived by his grandchildren: Serena, Grace, Donovin, Everett, and Thatcher, his siblings: Duane (Mary Jane) Boak, Denny Boak, Diane (Dave) Thurston, Denise (Jim) Weber, Dale (Jane) Boak, Dwight (Christine) Boak, and the late Daniel Boak.  He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.  He was preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Edna Boak.

     Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler, Michigan.

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Memorial Visitation with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M.
December 28, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler
11112 W. Ionia Street
Fowler, MI 48835

Memorial Service
December 29, 2020

10:00 AM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler
11112 W. Ionia Street
Fowler, MI 48835


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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