June Boerboom


Walnut Grove Funeral Home – Walnut Grove, MN


June Boerboom 

June Helen (LaVoy) Boerboom, age 91, of Walnut Grove passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Sanford Tracy Medical Center. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Walnut Grove. 

Visitation is 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at the church with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m. and prayer service at 7:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.  Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 

June Helen (LaVoy) Boerboom was born June 17, 1920 to Arthur and Catherine (Paradis) LaVoy in Green Valley, Minnesota.  She grew up and attended country school in the Green Valley area.  On June 30, 1941 June was united in marriage to Joseph Boerboom at Green Valley.  They made their home in rural Marshall until moving to their farm north of Walnut Grove in 1956.  They retired from farming in 1977 and moved into their home in Walnut Grove.  June became a resident of the Tracy Nursing Home in 2004.  In December 2007 she moved into Country View Assisted Living in Walnut Grove where she made her home until moving to Colonial Manor in Balaton in September 2011.  June was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  Her faith and family were very important to her.  June’s 29 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren were the center of her life.  She spent all year planning and looking forward to the annual Christmas gathering with all the family.  June was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church of Walnut Grove where she participated in the Altar and Rosary Society.  She supported her children as a 4-H leader of the Springdale Climbers Club.  June was also involved in the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant, LNO Club, Keenagers and Senior Dining.  June enjoyed embroidering, quilting and playing cards.

Casketbearers will be her grandsons: Loren Boerboom, Stefan Boerboom, Ryan Boerboom, Mark Boerboom, Daniel Boerboom, Jonathan Boerboom, Chad Stavig, Troy Stavig, Owen Boerboom, Aaron Boerboom, Jeffrey Boerboom, Devin Boerboom, and Levi Boerboom.  Honorary casketbearers will be her granddaughters and great grandchildren.

June is survived by her 8 children: Clarence Boerboom of Marshfield, WI, Robert (Bonnie) Boerboom of Walnut Grove, Roger (Karen) Boerboom of Olivia, Bernard (Marianne) Boerboom of Walnut Grove, Catherine (Marvin) Stavig of Watertown, SD, Dale Boerboom of Draper, UT, Bruce (Lois) Boerboom of Walnut Grove, and Richard (Donna) Boerboom of St. Petersburg, FL; 29 grandchildren; and 46 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brothers Earl LaVoy and James (Kate) LaVoy and  sister Joan Derynck, all of Marshall; sisters-in-law Clarice (Bill) Versaevel, Rita LaVoy, Ida Louwagie, and Margaret “Peg” Boerboom; and many nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her husband Joe in 1994, her parents, sister Eleanor, brothers Harold and Lawrence, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and great granddaughter Alexa Stavig. 


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