The following notice is from the Decatur, Indiana, newspaper:
Dr. Robert L. Boze, 79, Berne, a well-known retired physician whose practice in Berne and elsewhere in Adams County lasted 45 years, died on Monday at 5:25 p.m. while hunting with a bow and arrow in a woods in Jay County.
He was born in Adams County on December 20, 1925, to Rufus A. and Flora A. Runyon Boze.
He married Phoebe Buel on August 9, 1953; she survives.
Dr. Boze was active in leadership roles at Bethel Brethren Church in Berne, taught Sunday School there for 45 years, and was on the board of trustees of Grace College in Indiana for 14 years. He and his wife spent a year in the Central African Republic as medical missionaries.
He received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Indiana Gov. Frank O’Bannon.
During World War II, he was a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Other survivors are two son, Jeffrey Boze of Berne and Michael Boze of Winona Lake; a sister, Lucille Hunt of Uniontown, Pennsylvania; and five grandchildren.
A son and three sisters are deceased.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Bethel Brethren Church, with burial in MRE Cemetery, rural Berne.
Visiting hours are 2-8 p.m. Friday in Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday in the church.
Preferred memorials are to Grace Brethren International Missions.