Kenneth Duane Booen, 83

Published 10:04 am Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The funeral service for Kenneth Duane Booen of Hewitt, Minn., and Deer Creek, Minn., will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at the Community Center in Hewitt, Minn.  Friends may call at the Community Center on Tuesday from noon until the time of service. Ken passed away at the age of 83 on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Altoona, Iowa, from advanced stages of Alzheimers.



Kenneth Duane Booen was born to James and Mabel (Krenz) Booen on Sept. 1, 1930, in Woodside Township, Todd County, Minn. Ken and Beverly Jane Walker were united in marriage on April 19, 1952, in Hewitt, Minn. Ken worked as a plant manager for Mid America Dairyman for more than 40 years serving in Bertha, Minn., Corning, Minn., and Des Moines, Iowa. He also worked many years delivering cars for Mid States Auto Auction out of New York Mills, Minn. Ken found great joy in gardening, hunting, fishing and dancing.

Ken is survived by his wife of 61 years Beverly Jane Booen of Altoona, Iowa; daughters: Kathryn Buker, Albert Lea, Deanna (Robert) Mullenbach, Austin, Bonnie (Roger) Stuart, Altoona, Connie (Clay) Willey, Pleasant Hills, Iowa, Susan (Robert) Hopkins, West Des Moines; sons Michael (April) Booen of Underwood and Gary (Karen) Booen of St. Cloud; 15 grandchildren & 13 great-grandchildren; brothers Richard Booen, Donald Booen and Lyle Booen; sisters Shirley Zuehlke, Avis Robbin, Gloria Martin, Nora Booen, Dorothy Hofferbert and Lois Lynch; brother-in-law Larry Walker and sisters-in-laws Josephine Fern and Sandra South.

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Ken is preceded in death by his parents James and Mabel Booen: in-laws Leo and Wilma Walker, brothers Lloyd Booen and Robert Booen; sister Norma Zuelhke.; son-in-law Dennis Buker; granddaughter Farrah Buker; greatgrandson Jonathan Hoffmann; sisters-in-law Phyllis Branstner and Glenice Buschke; and brothers-in-law Howard Branstner and Wilmar Buschke.

Burial will be held at a later date at the Hewitt Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes in Bertha, Minn.