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William John Boberg, 22, of Fort Carson, Colorado, passed away on April 25th, 2019. He was born on January 20th, 1997 in El Paso, Texas to Daniel Mateo and Korry Bedore (Boberg). William has lived in various places: El Paso, TX; Calumet, Michigan; Clare, Michigan; and in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

William (Williamo, Willy B, Will) is survived by his mother Korry, his father Daniel, his step-father Michael Bedore (Mike), half siblings: Steward, Steven, Anthony, and Charlize. He is also survived by his grandmother Sharon Weijola, grandfather Teodulo Mateo (Delfo), many aunts, uncles, cousins, and two cats (Destiny and Tigger).

William proudly enlisted in the Army on September 11th, 2017, as a Carpentry and Masonry Specialist (12W) and was stationed with the 615th Engineer Construction Company at Fort Carson, Colorado. He was in the process to submit his package for Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course. He also planned to later change his Army career either to Psychological Operations or Cyber Security as he was truly passionate with those fields. William had ambitions to obtain a Project Management Professional certification, a degree in Cyber Security, and to start a business after he got out of the Army. During his initial Army training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, he received the Iron Soldier award for having the highest physical fitness test score of 334 (maximum score was 300), which was the highest score ever in his company. William also got promoted during basic training to Private First Class (E-3) for being in the top 10% as being a Soldier. William joined the Army to proudly serve his country and carry on the family military tradition.

William mainly attended schools in Clare, Michigan and graduated from Clare High School, in 2015, and also attended Tombstone High School, Tombstone, Arizona from 2013-2015. He attended college at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan from 2015-2017 where he studied Operations and Supply Chain Management, and was a member of the Alpha Signature Phi fraternity. William enjoyed playing football, hockey, working out, track and field, and listening to music. He had extraordinary athletic abilities as he was always a star athlete. While William attended the Tombstone High School as a Junior, he placed 4th place overall for the entire state in Arizona for Track and Field during conferences.

William will be well remembered for his kindness, sweetness, love and compassion towards everyone around him, and mostly his ability to brighten everyone’s day with his smile. William had a soul that instantly touched everyone’s lives. He could light up the room the instant he walked into it. He loved making everyone laugh and was a great jokester.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home (2700 W. Wackerly) with Pastor Don Duford officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 7th from 4-7pm and on Wednesday from 10 am until the time of service.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365 or online at www.garysinisefoundation.org.

On line condolences may be left at smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Bill Wagner

    08 May 2019 2 weeks ago

    So Sorry too hear this!! RIP Soldier!! 🙁

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