One of the most well-known florists in Des Moines is dead. A family told me Ed Boesen died last night while he was on a business trip in Davenport. He declined to elaborate, other than to say Boesen had "some type of reaction" and died at a Davenport hospital.
The Boesen family operates seven floral shops in Iowa and seven other recently purchased shops in Wisconsin. Ed was also the owner of Exec One Aviation at the Ankeny Airport.
Boesen was 43 years old and leaves behind a wife and four children.