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Donald Charles Boom

February 23, 1927 ~ December 30, 2019 (age 92)

Obituary

Donald Boom, age 92, of Battle Lake, Minnesota passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton, Minnesota with Rev. Michael Breach officiating. Organist will be Sara Lee Rinke with special music by Lynae Berger.

Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, rural Wheaton at a later date. Honorary urn bearers will be Donald's seven grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 3rd from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church.

Donald was born to Nels and Adeline (Hunt) Boom on February 23, 1927 at the family farm in Wheaton, Minnesota. He was baptized at home on October 25, 1927 by Rev. E. Norsen and was confirmed on June 30, 1940 by Rev. E. Halstein at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wheaton, Minnesota. Donald grew up working on the family farm and attended country school through the eighth grade. Donald and his brother farmed together for many years. After his retirement he continued to help his sons on the farm whenever needed.

On October 7, 1949 Donald married Elmyra Mae Ahlsten at Immanuel Lutheran Church. They made their home in rural Wheaton and farmed until they moved to their home on Eagle Lake. In addition to his lifetime of farming he built numerous homes and storage sheds for his family. Some of his favorite past times included gardening, fishing, mowing lawn and just looking out at the lake. He also had his very own room full of jigsaw puzzles. Donald was devoted to and loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed playing cards, checkers, and games with his grandchildren over the years and was always looking for a project to work on or something to fix!

Donald is survived by three children: LouAnn (Gary) Leslie of Battle Lake, MN; Kenny (Pam) Boom of Wheaton, MN; and Kevin (Pat) Boom of Wheaton, MN; seven grandchildren: Brian (Kellie) Lundquist of Chaska, MN; Jason (Ginger) Lundquist of Savage, MN; Whitney (Tyler) Jacobs of Fargo, ND; Taylor Boom of Wheaton, MN; Carrie (Stacy) Ehlers of Wheaton, MN; Katie (Steve) Gary of Graceville, MN; Kayla (Matt) Monson of Madison, MN; eleven great-grandchildren: Jordan and Lily Lundquist, Ella Jacobs, Kelsey and Jarred Ehlers, Addie, Hannah and Jaxon Gary, Mya and Teagan Conroy, and Blakely Monson; one brother Rolland Boom of Alexandria, MN; sisters-in-law: Helen (Willard) Wahl of Wheaton, MN; Joann Monson of Moorhead, MN; and Carolyn (R.E.) Holtz of Rayville, MO; and brother-in-law: Robert Meyer of Battle Lake, MN;

Donald was preceded in death by his wife Elmyra; parents Nels and Adeline Boom; and sister Vyone Raguse.


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St. John Lutheran Church
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St. John Lutheran Church
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    Wheaton, MN 56296

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