Donald F. Boaz


Donald F. Boaz, 95, of Columbus, passed away December 3, 2021 at his granddaughter’s home. He was born November 21, 1926 in Columbus to the late Austin and Ida (Boone) Boaz.

He proudly served his country during World War 2 in the U.S. Navy aboard the Navy submarines. He retired from Cummins Engine Company in 1988 after 38 years in engine quality control and he was a mechanic by nature and enjoyed working on small engines.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday December 7, 2021 at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Tyler Tolbert officiating. Following the service, he will be laid to rest in Garland Brook Mausoleum with military honors provided by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in memory of Donald may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana through the funeral home. For the safety of friends and family, masking and social distancing is requested for Mr. Boaz’s services.

Donald is survived by his wife of 75 years, Lillian, whom he married August 10, 1946. He is also survived by a daughter, Cindy (Stu) Stittsworth; a son Tony F. (Carla) Boaz; grandchildren, Tammy Stittsworth, Chip Stittsworth, Brandy Boaz and Tina Lynch; great-grandchildren, Addie Stittsworth, Nick McGuire, Jordan Hofelich, Zack Hofelich and Jacob Hofelich. Donald was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers who died in infancy.

You are invited to view his video tribute, light a virtual candle of remembrance and share condolences with the Boaz family via the funeral home website: