Family prepares 'to say goodbye' to 11-year-old in Douglas County farm accident

Updated: December 27, 2019 02:34 PM

The family and friends of Alex Boesl, the 11-year-old boy who was hospitalized from a farm accident in rural Douglas County on Saturday, asked for prayers in a recent CaringBridge post.

He and his father, Curt Boesl, were working in a silo Saturday when they were overcome by fumes. Steven Boesl, Curt Boesl's brother, attempted to pull the father and son from the silo but also passed out from the fumes. Steven Boesl was pronounced dead at the scene, and Curt Boesl died the next day.


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"Although a miracle didn’t happen here for us, eternal life in the House of God is the most beautiful of all miracles," said a post on a CaringBridge page for Alex Boesl. "Pray for Alex’s family, as we prepare to say goodbye to our sweet boy. Through our faith, we have no doubt that Alex will be united with his dad in Heaven, as Curt waits for him with arms wide open."

The post also said that Alex will become an organ donor.

"As others wait for a miracle, Alex’s heart of gold would want them to receive it," the post said. "Alex’s Christmas miracle is giving life to others. His giving legacy will live on."

Steven Boesl's visitation and funeral will take place on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31, respectively. For more information, click here.

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