Millerville brothers die, 11-year-old hospitalized in farming accident

Just days before Christmas, a 11-year-old is fighting for his life and two Millerville brothers lost their lives to a tragic farming accident.

On Saturday, December 21st the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call of two people down and unresponsive in a silo near Millerville. A short time later, the dispatchers were told another was unresponsive in the silo.

A father, 47-year-old Curt Boesl and his 11-year-old son, Alex were working in the top of the silo when they were overcome by fumes. Another one of Curt’s sons was outside the silo and called 911, then his uncle, 49-year-old Steve Boesl who lived nearby.

Steve tried to pull out Curt and Alex, but breathed in the fumes himself.

The Millerville Fire Dept and First Responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to try and save two of their own. Curt was the Millerville Assistant Fire Chief, and Steve used to be a volunteer firefighter.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says Steve died at the farm, and Curt died Sunday morning.

Curt Boesl’s 11-year-old son Alex was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, and right now his condition is unknown.

A GoFundMe Page has been created for Alex.

Sunday, this message was posted to the GoFundMe Page; “Thank you everyone for your generous support of the Boesls. We have stopped accepting donations at this time. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers!”

Please pray for a Christmas Miracle for Julie Boesl’s son and the Boesl families as they work through these tragedies!!!…

Posted by Crystal Kloos on Sunday, December 22, 2019

Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies, two North Ambulance trucks, two Parkers Prairie Ambulance trucks, two Life Link III helicopters, one North Air helicopter, the Alexandria Fire Department with an ariel truck, and the Minnesota State Patrol all responded to the accident.

We have put a Memorial up for Firefighter Steve Boesl and Assistant chief Curt Boesl at the Millerville Fire Hall if you…

Posted by Millerville Fire and EMS on Sunday, December 22, 2019