Daniel W. Boxwell ’38

The Reverend Daniel W. Boxwell ’38 died on September 21, 2012, in Gaylord, Michigan.

He was born on March 24, 1916, in Peabody, Mass., and graduated from Peabody High School. After graduating from Bowdoin, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Divinity degree at the Chicago Theological Seminary in 1945. He worked for two years as an assistant biologist at the Clapp Laboratory in Duxbury, Mass., then two years as a machinist at the Drive-All Manufacturing Co. in Detroit before beginning his religious studies. In addition to ministering at several churches, he served for a year as an instructor of religion at Olivet College and as campus minster from 1961 to 1972. He was a volunteer ambulance driver and EMT. He is survived by daughters Helen Mate, Alice Rickle and Christine Kamback; son David Boxwell; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, Jessie Elizabeth Isaacs, whom he married on June 26, 1943, and brother, Norman Boxwell.


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