Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 11, 2010
Larry Dallas Boysen, 64, of Austin, passed away of natural causes Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 at his home.
He was born Oct. 30, 1945 in Hayfield, Minn. to Morris and Ardella (Christenson) Boysen. After graduation from Austin High School in 1963, he attended Austin Vocational School. Drafted into the Army in 1965, he was stationed in Cleveland, Ohio where he met Theresa Timko; they were married on June 10, 1967. They made their home in Austin, raising two sons. Larry loved to work, sometimes holding two or three jobs at a time. He was a bartender at the VFW, Hiawatha Bar and the Loading Dock. He also worked at Hormel, D & R Star and Hage Siding. Larry and Theresa were the maintenance people at VFW for 19 years. Most recently, he worked at the Austin Post Office in vehicle and building maintenance until his retirement in 2008. Larry would do anything for anyone. All they had to do was ask and if there was any way possible, he would help them out. He loved his family and tried to give them everything he never had. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. His hope was that Allix and Dallas would try hard to make a good life for themselves and succeed in whatever they were chosen to do. He was hard on them sometimes, but he thought it was for their own good. He loved taking Zack to Perkins for pancakes, and Addy was the love of his life. You could see the love and pride he had when he talked about them.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Theresa; two sons, Jeff (Gretchen) Boysen and Jay Boysen, all of Austin; four grandchildren, Allix, Dallas, Zack and Addy; four brothers, Dale (Donna) Boysen of Arizona, Rick (Lori) Boysen of Hope, Randy (Mary) Boysen of Blooming Prairie and Robert Boysen of Lyle; one sister, Marcine (Wally) Jukes of Austin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his friend, George Klingfus.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery at a later date with military rites by American Legion Post 91. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Worlein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.