Henry Boschert

Dec. 27, 2012-Feb. 9, 2018

The eyes of a child are a

prism through which

God’s light shines

through, chasing the dark-

ness from everything he

sees. In no child’s eyes

was that light brighter

than in those of Henry

Robert Boschert. The

curly-haired 5-year-old

son of Brian and Andrea

Boschert, with the infec-

tious smile and belly

laugh, abruptly left his

earthly family and

friends, on Friday, Febru-

ary 9, 2018 in a Minot


Henry’s life on earth be-

gan December 27, 2012,

joining his older sister

and best friend, Gracie, at

their home in Glenburn.

At a young age, Henry

was diagnosed with CFC

Syndrome (Cardiofaciocu

taneous Syndrome), a

condition that allowed

Henry to experience the

world and interact with

others in his own, remark

able way. Although un-

able to verbally communi

cate his thoughts and feel-

ings; his eyes, smile,

laugh and body language

became the conduit from

which the beauty of his

soul was revealed to and

shared with those around

him. He attended ABC

daycare center in Minot,

before attending Glenburn

Pre-school. His school-

mates gravitated towards

him, especially the young

ladies, and his effusive

personality often found

him the center of atten-

tion. Many of these oppor-

tunities were made possi-

ble to Henry by the care

given to him through the

Community Options Or-


Although he shared his

life with many, the one he

chose to be his best friend

was his big sister, Gracie.

She read to him nightly,

played him private con-

certs on her trumpet and

although shy, was his ad-

vocate in all things.

Henry’s connection with

Gracie was always, and

continues now to be, an-

chored in the bond that

can only be shared by si-

blings. Henry enjoyed

watching sports, especial

ly football and playing

with his rings and slinky.

Henry had the opportuni-

ty to travel and meet other

children who shared their

experiences with CFC; at-

tending conferences in

Seattle and Texas with his

family. Always up for an

adventure, Henry also ac-

companied his family on

a trip to Yellowstone Na-

tional Park, visited Arizo-

na and took yearly treks to

Walhalla, ND for family

reunions. One of his

favorite summertime ac-

tivities was being enrolled

in the Serenity Therapeu-

tic Equine Program where

he and his trusty horse,

Joe Joe, put on many

miles. Henry always re-

warded his four-legged

pal with frequent giggles

and loving pats on the


Henry was blessed to be

surrounded by a loving

medical team that became

like family during his life.

His parents, sister and ex-

tended family are eter-

nally grateful for the care

he received from Trinity

Health; his pediatrician,

Dr. Carver and his nursing

staff, the physical thera-

pists at Trinity and his

speech and occupational

therapists from Minot

Center for Pediatric

Therapy were second to


Although our earthly

time with Henry was

short, he filled every mo-

ment with memories that

were uniquely his and we

are comforted to know

that instead of God’s light

shining through his eyes,

it now warms his face.

Henry is survived by:

His Parents Brian and An-

drea; big sister Gracie, all

of Glenburn: Maternal

grandparents: Pat (Chris)

Sjue, Portal, ND; Paternal

grandparents: Robert

(Gloria) Boschert, Minot;

Aunts and Uncles: Kevin

Boschert, Kim Boschert,

Debbie (Rick) Natwick,

Preston (Alisha) Nermoe,

Calli Nermoe; along with

several great aunts and

great-uncles and cousins.

Henry was welcomed

into Heaven by his mater-

nal grandfather Perry Ner-

moe and an Uncle Bran-

don Nermoe.

Visitation: Thursday,

February 15, 2018 from 4

pm until 6 pm at Thomp-

son-Larson Funeral Home,

Minot with a prayer ser-

vice at 6 pm in Thomp-

son- Larson Funeral Home

Chapel, Minot.

Funeral Service: Fri-

day, February 16, 2018 at

11 am at Trinity Lutheran

Church, Glenburn, ND

Burial: Fairview

Cemetery, Glenburn, ND

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