C.L. Boggs, 70

C.L. Boggs, 70, a lifelong resident of Etna Troy Township, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at his home of natural causes.He was born April 28, 1942, in Etna, a son of Heber and Dortha E. (Beers) Boggs. He graduated from Larwill High School.He worked at B.F. Goodrich, Harvester and Lynn Klingaman before beginning his employment with Essex, retiring from Dana PTG in 2005.In October 1995, he married Penny A. Rodgers.He is survived by his wife, Penny; five children, Cindy (Jim) Lock, of Columbia City, Jackie (Steve) Wright, of Fort Wayne, Tracy Rosa, of Cooper City Fla., Jodi (Danny) Rodrigeuz, of Fort Wayne and C.L. Boggs Jr., of Columbia City; four stepchildren, Prudy (Michael) Moore, of Huntertown, Tammy Garcia, of Decatur, Shari (Ralph) Vegara, of Savage Minn. and Samuel Jason (Jennifer) Maggard, of Fort Wayne; 25 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Otto Boggs, of Columbia City and Stanley Boggs, of Louisiana and a sister, Amanda Brink, of Elk Rapids Mich.He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Roger Boggs.The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, with visitation after noon Monday. The burial will be in Thorn Cemetery, Ormas.Preferred memorials are to American Diabetes Association.Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.