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Gearhart Funeral Home

11275 Foley Blvd Nw, Coon Rapids, MN

OBITUARY

Gordon James Boen

August 18, 1926October 30, 2019
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Gordon James Boen Age 93, of Blaine, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

Preceded in death by his daughter, Tracy Turner; grandson, Nicholas Turner; 4 siblings.

Gordon is survived by his wife of 73 years, Betty; children, Deborah (Evans) Heath, Larry (Linda), Randy (Janet), and Kerry (Patti); grandchildren, Shane, Rikki Kay, Alethea, Jarod, Dustin, Amber, Trevor, and Whitney; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends that will miss him dearly.

Funeral Service Wednesday, November 6th 11 AM with visitation one hour prior at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church 8211 Red Oak Dr, Mounds View.

Interment Morningside Memorial Gardens.

Gearhart 763-755-6300

www.GearhartFuneralHome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Preceded in death by his daughter, Tracy Turner; grandson, Nicholas Turner; 4 siblings.

    Gordon is survived by his wife of 73 years, Betty; children, Deborah (Evans) Heath, Larry (Linda), Randy (Janet), and Kerry (Patti); grandchildren, Shane, Rikki Kay, Alethea, Jarod, Dustin, Amber, Trevor, and Whitney; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Shane Boen
  • Rikki Kay Boen
  • Alethea Simpson
  • Jarod Boen
  • Dustin Boen
  • Amber West
  • Trevor Turner
  • Whitney Turner

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Memories

Gordon James Boen

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Larry Boen

November 2, 2019

Gordon my father was an exceptional man. Being raised on a farm in Fertile Minnesota he knew the meaning of a hard day’s work. He told me once that he used to grade the rural roads of that area with a team of horses and a wheel blade, when he thought the day was done he would be brought a new team of horses and a sandwich and told to keep on going after a 8 hour day already. From those beginnings he was a heavy equipment operator the rest of his working days having been involved with the logging industry up north and out west to the building of our freeway systems. He took pride in being one of the best blade operators in the area and farther. For those of you who don’t know what a road grader was it was the most difficult ground machine to run taking years of experience to hone those skills and get where he was when he retired.
He loved to gamble as a past time playing Blackjack with the best of them and going to Las Vegas. He and my mother kept a yard that was envied by all and liked to travel and to see us kids wherever we were. From my sister Debbie and her husband Evans in Auckland, New Zealand and Maryland out east to the hills of Tennessee and the Arizona desert.
He had a knack for numbers, math as well as roads. He could tell you all the roads from here to wherever you were going by memory, unbelievable! He was loved by all and had a kind heart that could be seen when he was around the kids that were attracted to him.
He was one in a million being married to my mother Betty for almost 73 years and raising a family of 5 kids in the roughest of times. He was able to live the American Dream and a full life with all of its difficulties and will be missed greatly by all who knew him.

Reb & Chris Moshier

November 1, 2019

Gordon was one of the finest men we have ever known! A man of honesty and integrity, steady as a rock. We will miss him dearly! Betty, hugs to you and all of the family!

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