Irving Wes­ley Booth, born May 15, 1922, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Nov. 6, 2020. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon J. Booth and Alice (Wilson) Booth; and his brother, Melvin Booth. 

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine (Gustafson) Booth; his daughter, Colleen G. Chappell (Dwight) of Sun Prairie, Wis.;  his son, James Wesley Booth (Renae) of Tioga, N.D.; also seven grandchildren, Christine Chappell Belkin (Sergei), Nathan Chappell (Dori), Danielle Chappell Hayward (Daniel), Sara Jo Johnson (Eric), David R. Booth (Naomi), Michael J. Booth (Maija), and Joshua J. Booth; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was a HAM radio operator in high school, and became part of the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II, 1942-1945. He also served as a chaplain’s assistant.

In 1958, he moved his family to Eagle River, Wis., from Kenilworth, Ill., and established a woodworking factory on Airport Road where he designed and produced a variety of decorative furniture items from spice racks for Watkins Products, to bunk beds and tray tables. 

Irving is remembered as a faithful husband to his wife of almost 78 years (Dec.2), Lorraine; a wonderful father to his two children, a wonderful grand­father of seven, and great-grandfather of 17. 

He was most of all a servant of God, and to the end wondered if he had done enough! Family members were with him as he passed quietly, thankfully, at home! 

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at Hildegard Cemetery in Conover, Wis. 

Arrangements by Gaff­ney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River. Online condolences may be expressed at gaffney-busha.com.

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