Alex Boesl Biography
Alex Boesl is An 11-year-old boy who was overcome by fumes at a western Minnesota grain silo has died, becoming the third victim to die from the farm accident.
Authorities say Alex Boesl was pronounced dead on Friday. The boy had been hospitalized at Children’s Hospital of Minneapolis since breathing in the silage gas last Saturday. The boy’s father, 47-year-old Curt Boesl, and uncle, 49-year-old Steven Boesl, also died. Curt Boesl and his son Alex were working on top of the silo near Millerville when they apparently were overcome by fumes. Steven Boesl tried to rescue his brother and nephew and also was overcome.
Alex Boesl Age
He was 11 years old.
Alex Boesl’s Father Curt Boesl
Authorities say Alex and his father, Curt Boesl, 47, were working in the top of a grain silo late Saturday morning and overcome by the fumes.
Another son outside the silo saw what happened and called 911. He also called his uncle, 49-year-old Steve Boesl, who arrived on the scene and went to the top of the silo to try to rescue his brother and nephew.
Alex Boesl Death
Alex died on December 27, 2019, at Minneapolis hospital. His death was announced on his CaringBridge page. Amy Revering wrote on Alex Boesl’s CaringBridge page, “Alex danced his way into Heaven at 5:19 pm, when one of his favorite songs came on his phone playlist…”Fight song” by Rachel Platten. He was a fighter and now he shares his miracle with others fighting.”
Alex’s aunt, Erin Beltz Boesl, wrote in a Facebook post, “Fly high sweet boy. We didn’t get the miracle that we all prayed and hoped for, but you have given the miracle of life to so many others. We love you and will miss you always.”
Alex Boesl Obituary
The mourning plans for Alex and Curt Boesl were still ongoing on Friday evening.
A visitation for Steven Boesl will take place on Monday from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Seven Dolors in Millerville. Services are held in the church the next day at 11:00 a.m.
Steven Boesl is survived by his wife Kim and five children, Paige, Peyton, Dalton, Dylan and Avery, as well as his parents and two siblings. His online obituary reminded him of “a kind, generous person who was always willing to help others first. This was evident in his family life, but also in the community through his engagement in his church, the fire department of Millerville and as a manager of the Millerville Township Board. … His big heart will never be forgotten and his legacy lives on in his children. “