Mr. Boase was born on April 6, 1927, in Elwood, Ind., to George and Minnie Boase. He grew up in Evansville and Brazil, Ind.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946 aboard the U.S.S. Nereus in the Pacific theater during WWII. Upon returning from service, he met the love of his life, Frances K. Cissell, and married her on June 25, 1949. He was employed with Chrysler Corporation for 40 years in Information Systems, becoming Director of Management Information Systems US Automotive Manufacturing, Warren, Michigan; Director Informatica Y Telecomunicaciones, Chrysler de Mexico; and Systems Executive Diamond Star Motors, Sterling Heights, Mich. George and Frances raised their three sons in St. Louis, Mo., and Mt. Clemens, Mich. After traveling in their Holiday Rambler RV from 1987-1990, they retired to Sun City West, Ariz., for 16 years before returning to Michigan in 2006. George enjoyed boating with his family, traveling, and good music. As a car enthusiast, he enjoyed his membership in the Chrysler TC Maserati Automobile Club.
Preceding him in death were his parents, parents-in-law Charles and Eliza Cissell, brothers-in-law Ross Thomas Lucas, Angelo Cissell, Charles Cissell, and sister-in-law Irene Brooks.
In addition to his wife of nearly 60 years, he is survived by three sons, George (Debbie), Rhode Island, Donald (Karyn), Warren, Mich., and Ronald (Vicki), Grand Rapids, Mich., his grandchildren, Ryan, Timothy, Jonathan, Gordon, Kyle, Naomi, Kimberly Boase, Colleen (Jerry) Huusko, and Carrie (Danny) Driscoll, great-grandchildren Brendan and Emma Huusko. He also leaves his devoted sister Waneta Lucas, Brazil, sisters-in-law Reba (Kim) Kimmons, Margie Hoy, and Bonnie Cissell, brother-in-law, Clyde Cissell, and many nieces and nephews.
Services are being provided by E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Home, 3801 18 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights, Mich. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 18, at 11 a.m., followed by burial at National Cemetery in Holly, Mich. Relatives and friends are welcome to visit on Friday, from 3-8 p.m., at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Woodside Bible Church or William Beaumont Hospice.