Jack Ronald Boren, 86, involved in his community wherever he lived

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Jack Ronald Boren
Jack Ronald Boren

Jack Boren, 86, of Williamsburg, left his body and entered into Heaven with his savior, Jesus, Friday, Sept. 9th.

He was born in Evansville, IN and raised in Fort Branch, IN. He also lived in New Albany, IN; Jeffersonville, IN; East Brunswick, NJ; Newtown, PA; Lake of the Woods, VA; and Herndon, VA.

He met his beloved bride, Ann E. Zurstadt while he was an engineering student at Evansville College and she was a nurse. They married in 1954 while he was in the Army. Together, Jack and Ann made lifelong friends during this time.

Jack went on to work in the paper tube industry as a plant manager and salesman. He enjoyed nature, history, math, kindness, and a good laugh. He loved football, baseball, and like every good Hoosier, basketball. His passions were his family, Church, and volunteering in community organizations, most notably the Friends of the Wilderness Battlefield where he helped in the restoration of the Historic Ellwood House in Locust Grove, VA.

Jack is survived by: his two sons and their wives, Paul and Marla, and Scott and Maria; his grandsons and their wives, David & Jamie, Mike & Chelsea, Andrew & Sarah Kraft; his great-grandchildren Ethan and Ella Kraft;  his  sister Mary Margaret (Peggy) and her husband Edward (Tony) Lavagnino; his sister-in-law Mary (Mare) Zurstadt; and many loving nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife Ann and his first born son David.

Jack and Ann will be buried together next to their son David, and his parents Jesse and Geneva, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Evansville IN at a date to be announced later. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Wilderness Battlefield, PO Box 576 Locust Grove, VA 22508, or http://www.fowb.org/index.php/take-action/donate-today/.