Michael G. Boosalis, age 99 years of Lincoln, NE, passed away July 4, 2017.
Mike was born on September 20, 1917, in Faribault, MN to Gus and Mary (Prokovakis)
Boosalis. Mike served in the Army Air Corps in WWII. He was
stationed in Italy where he was a B24 bombardier. He received his
undergraduate degree and his PhD from the University of Minnesota. In
1951, he moved to Lincoln where he taught and did research on plant diseases as
a professor of plant pathology at the University of Nebraska and was the
chairman of the Plant Pathology Department from 1964 to 1984. He retired
in 1988, but continued to do research until the age of 97, as he truly loved his
work. Mike was a proud and supportive husband of his wife’s pioneering
Mike is survived by
Daughter: Mary Beth Boosalis Davis and her husband Maxwell Davis of
Grandsons: Michael Davis and Christopher (wife Christine) Davis and
great-granddaughter Helen Davis.
Brothers: John and William Boosalis
Sister: Elaine Smith
Many nieces and nephews
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Helen, brothers Nicholas, George
and Theodore Boosalis and sister Georgia Kootsikas.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 7, 2017, at St
Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2325 South 24th St in Lincoln.
Memorials are suggested to Center for People in Need, Arbor Day Foundation or
Annunciation Church in Lincoln.