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Robert Boquist

July 6, 1951 — July 24, 2022

Robert Gene Boquist, age 71, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 24, 2022, surrounded by his family in Gleason, Wisconsin. He was born on July 6, 1951, to the late Carl and Dorothy (Mosser) Boquist in Merrill, Wisconsin.

He was a proud union laborer, he especially enjoyed working on the Alaskan pipeline. He was also the Union President of Laborers Local 1359 for many years and spent the last few years before he retired as Business Manager of Local 1359, Business Rep of Local 268, and Delegate and Trustee on many Wisconsin Laborers Funds. “United We Bargain, Divided We Beg” was one of his favorite quotes.

He enjoyed hunting, gardening, woodworking, camping, spending time outdoors and at the cabin, and spending time with his family.

Robert is survived by his wife Rose Ann Boquist, children: Laura (Pat) Beyer, Aaron (Krissy) Boquist, and Carl (Ranee Lott) Boquist, grandchildren: Tricia (Doug) Evans, Travis Beyer, Emma Boquist, and Ally Boquist, great grandchildren: Tyson and Violet Evans, siblings: Elaine Wicke, Carol Boquist, Betty (Dan) Walrath, Don (Jenalyn) Boquist, Sandy (Bill) Koutnik, and Karla Boquist. He was preceded in death by his parents, son: Lucas Boquist, siblings: Walter Boquist and Jerry Boquist, father-in-law: Bud Walrath, step father-in-law: John Knapek and brother-in-law: Danny Joe.

A private interment will take place at Forest View Cemetery in the Town of Vilas.

Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences are encouraged and may be made at

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