Herman Boren

Godfrey |

Herman L. Boren, 91, died at 2:25 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2023 at Jerseyville Manor. Born December 13, 1931 in Omstead, IL, he was the son of Evelyn (Hise) Carter. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey. He retired as a mold maker for Owens-Illinois. On November 26, 1955 he married Dorothy M. Mathews in Alton. She preceded him in death on December 20, 2020. Surviving is a grandson, Aaron Boren of Godfrey, one brother, James (Frances) Boren of Godfrey, and two sisters, Marion Sanders of Godfrey and Rosa Berkel of Alton and two sisters-in-law, Deloris Boren of Brighton and Carol Mathews-Martinis of Texas as well as many nieces and nephews. Along with his mother and wife, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Linda M. Boren and Mary E. Boren, and two brothers, Dennis Boren and Henry Boren. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Godfrey. Father Steven Janoski will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Aaron Boren Trust Fund. Online guestbook and information may be found at

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Gent Funeral Home

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