In loving memory of

Donald Steven Boster
August 8, 1964 - December 8, 2020

Don "Steve" Boster, age 56. Steve was born in Joliet, IL and passed away in Madison, WI after a lengthy battle with COVID-19. He is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Howard Boster and Blanch May; maternal grandparents Bernard and Nina Mae Hall; his father Donald, Sr.; brothers David and Jesse and many other beloved relatives. Steve is survived by his mother Frances of Verona, WI; sister Kimberly and niece Heather of Baraboo, WI; sister Tammy of Enfield, IL; sister Debra of Pardeeville, WI; sister Susan of Sun Prairie, WI; sister Valerie of Pardeeville, WI; estranged wife Tanua of Marion, IL; son Jonathan and grandson Cory of Herrin, IL; son Jeremiah of Sun Prairie, WI and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.
Steve was a lover of music-- southern gospel especially and would sing his heart out in private. But in public he loved saying he was a "solo" singer because he'd sing "so low" you couldn't hear him! He was also an avid sports fan often cheering on our Chicago sports teams-- the Cubs and Bears being his favorites. He loved trips to the ballpark, even the opposing teams, with family. Steve also loved auto racing. He rarely missed a Friday night of action at the local track and even caught as many extra events as possible on the weekends including dirt track racing like sprint cars, midgets, and monster trucks.
Steve will be remembered in many ways by many people. Despite any misgivings he loved his family above all else. He was so proud of his sons and loved them more than they may ever know. He was the first call at 2 a.m. when a vehicle broke down and he always showed up even in below freezing weather. That generosity, kindness and willingness to go above and beyond extended to family and friends. Because if you were friends, then you were family.
Because of the restrictions that COVID-19 has caused, there will be no formal service held at this time. We are hoping to have a memorial service in late spring if things are more normal. Please leave notes, memories, photos and stories on the Tribute Wall so we can all remember Steve. This world is a little darker without him but we can encourage each other and keep his light alive. Because that is what he would want.


Rae Ann Bender wrote on Jan 16, 2021:

"Oh Deb my heart goes out to you and all your family, and I'm sending my heartfelt condolences and prayers of strength at this most difficult time. May your Don rest in peace. "

Hazel England wrote on Jan 16, 2021:

"I remember one time when you your mom and dad came down to your mom?s parents. You were the cutest little boy I had ever seen. All me and your aunt Helen wanted to do was carry you around. Your mom would say we shouldn?t be carrying you to let you walk because she couldn?t do that when you all went back home. Then you grew into a nice young man. Helping to take care of your mom, dad and sisters. You were one of the best and will surely be missed. Love you aunt Hazel "

Annette Adams wrote on Jan 16, 2021:

"Deepest sympathy to the family"

Helen Hamilton wrote on Jan 16, 2021:

" Precious memories? I remember when you was just a little boy (all boy) me and your mama Nina came up to take care of you while your mom was in the hospital. Yep, you was a handful?But I am so proud of the young man you grew into. You was always there to help take care of your parents. I will always remember our last visit. See you soon?Love Aunt Helen "