Lawrence Boley, 80

Published 10:19 am Friday, January 4, 2013

Lawrence “Larry” Boley, 80, died peacefully in his home the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

Lawrence Boley

Larry was born on July 22, 1932, to Sheldon and Eva (Richert) Boley in Charlestown, Ind. He graduated from high school in Elizabeth, Ind., where he met Janet Brewer. Janet and Larry had been married for 60 years and celebrated their anniversary on March 15. Together they raised three sons and two daughters. Larry spent the majority of his life as a farmer in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. He also spent several years as an insurance agent, a meat cutter, and most recently, 10 years at Walmart. Whatever his job, Larry always had time for a story, joke or just simple conversation. He enjoyed being around people and was well known for visiting over coffee and breakfast. Larry loved to travel. He and Janet visited most of the United States, but especially enjoyed their time spent together in Branson, Miss.

Larry is survived by his wife, Janet of Byron, Minn.; two sons, Darrell (Wanda) Boley of Dexter, Minn., and Kenneth (Deborah) Boley of Byron; daughter-in-law, Diane (David) of Hayfield, Minn.; and two daughters, Carlita (Ron) Lewison of Houston, Minn., and Donna (Charles) Jensen of Alexandria, Minn. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and more than 30 great-grandchildren with one great-great-grandchild on the way.

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He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Marvin and Maurice; one son David; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service for Larry will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrel Mohler officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the chapel. Macken Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and online condolences are welcome at