Douglas F. Boschert, whose long political career in St. Charles County included prominent leadership posts, died on Nov. 27. He was 95.
Boschert, known as “Doug,” a city of St. Charles native and Republican, was a fixture in local politics in the 1970s and 80s. He served as the presiding judge of the old St. Charles County Court, then the most prominent local elective position in county, the mayor of St. Charles and a state legislator.
In 1970, Boschert was elected presiding judge, serving to 1974, when he was defeated for a second term but he was elected in 1976 as a state representative. He served as mayor from 1979 to 1983, losing a bid for reelection to Melvin Wetter.
Boschert returned to the Missouri House in 1985, serving through 1988, when he ran unsuccessfully for the county commission, which succeeded the county court as the top governing entity. He also served as emergency preparedness director. Boschert also was a member of the commission that developed the St. Charles County charter, approved by voters in 1992, that established the present form of county government.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps of World War II and as a co-owner for many years of the BK Market grocery Store in St. Charles. He was also member of the American Legion Post 312 and Kiwanis Club.
In 1990, he was inducted into the St. Charles County Amateur Sports Hall of Fame for his involvement in amateur baseball and softball.
His survivors include his wife, Leaetta Boschert; a brother, the Rev. Hubert Boschert of Omaha, Neb.; and two sisters, Joan Schaeffer of St. Charles and Jean Boschert of Surprise, Ariz. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or American Legion Post 312.