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Rose A. Boerboon

September 20, 1924 ~ December 27, 2018 (age 94)

Rose Ann Boerboon, age 94, passed away at her home in Faribault on December 27, 2018.

Rose, the daughter of Steve and Helen (Loomis) Grozdanich, was born on September 20, 1924, in Calumet, MN.  She attended Greenway High School and graduated with the class of 1942.  After high school Rose attended Bartley School of Business in Superior, WI.  She was employed as a Legal Secretary at Butler Ship Builders Co. in Superior, WI, and later at Thompson, Hessian, Fletcher & McKasy Law Firm in Minneapolis, MN.  On November 8, 1947, Rose was united in marriage to Roger “Pete” Boerboon at  St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marble, MN.  They resided in St. Paul, MN and later in Faribault, MN, where they raised their seven children.

Rose was a loving, supportive mother.   After the birth of their first child, Rose remained at home to raise their seven children.  Rose valued this career, and worked hard to instill a strong work ethic, as well as her Catholic faith, in her children.  She was active in her church, and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Rosary Society, the Keller Study Club, and as a volunteer at her daughters’ Girl Scout troups. Rose enjoyed reading, cooking, sewing, bridge, baking her famous Poteca, and traveling.  She especially enjoyed meeting each new grandchild, and later, each great-grandchild.  Rose’s faith, family and friends meant everything to her.

Rose will be deeply missed by her children, Stephen (Maureen) Boerboon of Prior Lake, MN, Mary Sand of Faribault, Elizabeth (Ron) Pribyl of Fosston, MN, Ann (Gary) Lazarz of Faribault, and Barbara Schlichter of Faribault; son-in-law Dr. Michael Voegele of  Las Vegas, NV, and daughter-in-law Lisa Boerboon of Apple Valley, MN; by 22 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; by brother Robert Grozdanich of Calumet, MN, sister Helen Sabin of Hibbing, MN; by loving nieces and nephews; and by her friends.

Rose was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Roger; daughter Bonnie Voegele; son John; her parents Steve and Helen; three brothers and five sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday January 12, 2019, at 11:00 am at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 139 Mercy Drive, Faribault, MN, with visitation one hour prior to service at the same location.  Private interment will be in the spring.

Rose’s family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all her special caregivers, both physical and spiritual from over the past few years, and to her wonderful Hospice Team from over the past few months.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Bethlehem Academy (105 3rd Ave. S.W., Faribault, MN), or to a charity of choice.

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