Larry Allen Boggs died on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Walker Methodist Levande in Cambridge, Minn. He was 81 years old.
Larry was born Oct. 15, 1937, in St. Paul, Minn. He was adopted as an infant, from Children’s Home Society, by parents Floyd and Regina Boggs.
Larry attended the Mora Schools and graduated in 1955. Shortly thereafter, he married his high school sweetheart, Patricia (Miller) Boggs. Larry and Pat traveled to Augusta, Ga., where Larry was enlisted in the Army.
In 1957, their first son Mark was born. Larry and Pat returned to Mora, where Larry took a job with the United States Postal Service, as a letter carrier. Shortly after Mark’s birth, a daughter Diane was born, and a few years after, Michael.
During the years of raising children, the family went on many vacations across the U.S. in a camper built by Larry’s father. After traveling every summer, it was decided to purchase a place on Mille Lacs Lake, near Malmo, Minn.
In retirement, a second home was purchased in Wickenburg where Pat and Larry had many memorable years and made many wonderful friends.
Larry very much enjoyed gardening, planting trees and bushes and landscaping. He was quite proud of developing his blank canvas yards into masterpieces.
Larry became ill with dementia in 2017 and lived in the memory care unit at Walker Methodist Levande in Cambridge, Minn. He enjoyed his time there and the staff truly loved his antics. He became a very kind, old man who enjoyed spending time coloring. Larry passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sept. 6.
Larry is preceded in death by his wife; Patricia (Miller) Boggs, son; Mark Boggs, grandson; Michael Boggs, parents; Floyd and Regina (Lembcke) Boggs, and sisters; Vida Barnacle and Lorraine Feesle.
Larry is survived by Diane (Boggs) Porter of Cambridge, Minn., Michael (Brandy) Boggs of Petersburg, Alaska, grandchildren; Trisha and Derek Porter, and Nick and Joseph Boggs, great-grandchildren; Collette, Evan, Audrey and Erica.
Arrangements made by Dresser-Methven Funeral and Cremation Services.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Anthony Cloose officiating. Music is being provided by Karen Kirschner Danielson and Randy Reynolds. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at Dresser-Methven Funeral Home in Mora, as well as one hour prior to the service at the church.
Casketbearers are Jeff Stark, Dick Miller, Fran Kramschuster, Paul Masson, Ralph Miller, and Jerry Tourey. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mora.