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John Lute Boer
December 19, 1950 ~ July 26, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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John Lute Boer peacefully passed away at his residence in Arp, TX, on July 26 th, 2023, at the age of 72.
John was born in Salt Lake City at Holy Cross Hospital on December 19th, 1950, to Cornelis & Catherine
Boer. He was the fifth born of six children. John grew up in Salt Lake City and was drafted into the
United States Army July 30th, 1971. John served our country for three years, including 11 months
overseas as an Aircraft Mechanic and Helicopter Door-gunner. He was awarded The Air Medal for his
service in Vietnam on June 19th, 1972. John was honorably discharged from the United States Army
March 11th, 1974. John spent his life working construction jobs and following his passion for training
horses. Everybody who knew John knew his love of riding, training, and raising horses. John spent the
majority of his life training and raising cow-cutting horses. John had a deep love for horses, he had many
horses throughout his life, most notably “Stubby” (Remins Magic). John was well respected in the Cow
Cutting community. John is preceded in death by his parents Cornelis & Catherine Boer, and his five
siblings: Mary, Bill, Steve, Claudia, and Ben. John is survived by his four beautiful children: Leslie, Kassie,
Krystal, and Jett. John also leaves behind twelve loving grandchildren and a great-grandchild. John will
be remembered for being a hard worker, an expert coffee drinker, and a hell of a cowboy. John will be
deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him. A celebration of life will be held where John
rode range at a later date.