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Lillian Irene Boesen

January 13, 1926 — November 6, 2023

Evansville

 

Lillian Irene (Vlcek) Boesen was born on January 13, 1926 in Lake Mary Township, the daughter of Jerry & Bessie (Plicka) Vlcek.

She was united in marriage on August 28, 1945 to Clement Boesen in Millerville, MN. Shortly after that, they moved to Moorhead for five years where Clement did carpentry work and she worked as a waitress. Then they made the move back to the farm at rural Millerville where she lived until July 27, 2022 when she moved into the Evansville Care Center after suffering several strokes.

Lillian worked as a cook and waitress at Country Kitchen in Alexandria and at the DS (Direct Service) Station in Evansville prior to taking the job as a cook at the newly constructed nursing home Crestview Manor in Evansville in 1969 where she worked until she retired on her birthday at the age of 85 in 2010. 

She enjoyed her flowers in the summer, playing bingo in Ashby and Urbank, bowling in Evansville and Battle Lake and golfing with her friends at Pine Ridge Golf Course. She loved farming and living in the country. She was an excellent cook and baker. Her specialty was baking kolaches. She was always happy to share her recipes with family and friends. Her favorite holiday was always Christmas where many trips were made to town shopping and looking for the perfect gift for everyone. Each gift was carefully thought out. Spending time with her family was a priority.

Lillian Boesen, died on Monday, November 6, 2023.  She is preceded in death by her parents Jerry and Bessie Vlcek, husband Clement Boesen, one infant sibling, brother Jerry Vlcek, sister Mildred Brede and, brother-in-laws Wilben Brede, Leonard Boesen, Joe Boesen, Bernard Boesen, and sister-in-laws Evangeline (Martin) Vigdahl and Marie (Gordon) Reger.

Lillian is survived by her daughter Barbara (Douglas) Kraemer, grandsons Matthew Kraemer and Luke (Janell) Kraemer, great granddaughters Claire Kraemer and Emma Kraemer. Nephew Dennis (Susan) Brede, niece Bette (Bob) Paulzine, and nephew Milton (Patty) Brede.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2023, 4:00 – 6:00 PM with a Parish Prayer Service at 4 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home.   Visitation will continue on Friday, November 10, 2023, 10:00 – 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Millerville with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM.  Burial will be at the church cemetery. 

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Visitation

Thursday, November 9, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory

659 Voyager Drive NW, Alexandria, MN 56308

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

4:00 - 4:15 pm (Central time)

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory

659 Voyager Drive NW, Alexandria, MN 56308

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Visitation

Friday, November 10, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church

16921 County Rd 7 NW, Brandon, MN 56315

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Mass

Friday, November 10, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church

16921 County Rd 7 NW, Brandon, MN 56315

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