DELORES R. BOYER
Delores R. “Tootie” Boyer, age 70, of Aitkin and formerly of Faribault, died on May 13, 2009 at Naples, Florida.
Memorial services will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Friday, May 29, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Steven Delzer, pastor of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Faribault, officiating. Interment will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.
Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home on Thursday, May 28th from 4 to 8 p.m. and also for one hour prior to the services on Friday.
Delores Rose, the daughter of Abner and Ida (Vohs) Wunderlich, was born on June 2, 1938 in Faribault. She married Ervin Boyer and he preceded her in death. Later she married Kenneth F. DuChene. She was employed by the State Academy for the Deaf for 15 years and later by Social Security Administration.
She is survived by her husband, Ken; five children, Brenda (and Dwight) Elthon of Faribault, Bryce Boyer of Faribault, Rebecca Arndt of New Ulm, Rollie (and Beth) DuChene of New Ulm and Jennifer (and Walt) Cherry of Santa Fe, TX; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four siblings, Voni (and Joe) Wing of Cold Spring, Sandi (and Jim) Naughton of Aitkin, Joe Wunderlich of Faribault and Wendy (and Bill) Erie of Cross Lake.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Ervin; a granddaughter, Hannah Boyer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Susan G. Komen for a Breast Cancer Cure.
Ken, Brenda, Bryce and your families: Today I received the email about D's death. I am sorry for your loss and the people who knew her and spent time with her! She was a "big sister" to me when I arrived at the Social Security office in St Cloud in 1983. She resembled an older sister of mine and D just took me under her wing! Dave & I had many fun times at her home in Avon - she and Ken invited Ulwellings and us, along w/ our 4 little kids for a weekend - it was great! She was a caring, thoughtful, funloving woman! She was so proud of Brenda (even if you had a boy instead of a girl!!She called Justin "ROB" when he was young!) and proud of Bryce - I'm pretty sure you were defintely in your "growing up years" when I worked with her, but no matter what, she loved you! - working together made me feel like I knew you kids, through her. Traveling to your wedding, Kenny, was a highlight for many of us from Social Security! The dancing and celebration were the best! So many thoughts bring a smile to my face - may all of you know what an incredible woman she was - I only hope her retirement was good to her! Jean Solheim
The villages! Painting the people, sitting on the back porch, her hibicus’ from Mexico! The dog in the road (Molly), her garage, knocking on her door, the evergreen tree in the front yard that started small and grew up big, her paddleboat, the hill in her backyard, lots of memories. Molly would walk to town when she got old and D would have to give her a ride back home. So many wonderful memories in Avon. The screen door into her kitchen and steps going downstairs. Her basement was always so cozy especially in the winter with the fire blazing. Playing in the lake with her grandson. D was a special person in my life.
My memories with D are many!! I consider her one of the best friends I ever had or ever will have. You're lucky in life to have such a good friend. We spent hours together making our villages. She took such care in making a village for each of her children. She loved her family deeply and was so proud of her children and grandchildren. She always prided herself on going to college with her children at Mankato State University. What an accomplishment while raising her children to get your degree. . Our trips to Las Vegas, Chicago with the girls, and even to my hometown of Platteville, WI to visit my mom. Some of my happiest memories are from Avon where we were in and out of each other's houses visiting and always laughing. Kenny caught the fish and we would have the best fish frys at the Boyer/Duchene house. D's gardens were her pride. I always admired her beautiful gardens. She was a quite the hostess. We had some great parties at D's house. D use to decorate her house for Christmas like a professional. I loved being with D around the holidays. Shopping for her family, watching her decorate and attending Christmas cookie exchanges so she would have special treats for her family. She was so good to my children, Michiko and Jenni and was looked at as family. My deepest sympathy to Kenny and family. I will see you on Thursday evening in Faribault to celebrate a wonderful ladies life. I loved D and will miss her.
To ken and the children of Delores. I am so sorry to hear of her passing.It has been years since I have seen or talk to Delores but I still remember her very fondly.We went to junior high together and were good friends.I went to BA after junior high but still stayed in touch with your mom and wife she was such a nice person and fun to be with.I don't know how long she lived in Naples but up to 2 years ago we lived in Cape Coral which is just about 30 miles from there. If I had only known.We live in The Villages Florida now.My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Brenda, Bryce and families...we are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She always had a smile and was great fun to chat with. We know she will be missed! Love to all, Carol and Jon
Brenda and Bryce we are so sorry about your Mom. We have nothing but good memories of the days we were neighbors on Ravine Street. God Bless you both and your families.We will remeber all of you in our prayers