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St. Clotilde Catholic Church
Wednesday September 6th, 2017

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Gordon John Boerboom

Gordon John Boerboom was born to Thresa (Bonte) and John C. Boerboom in Stanley Township, Lyon County, Minnesota on July 6, 1942. He was Baptized, Confirmed and was a lifetime member of St. Clotilde Catholic Church in Green Valley, Minnesota. After graduating from Marshall High School, Gordon went to farm with his dad. On December 2, 1967, he married Carolyn Braun at St. Leo Catholic Church in St. Leo, Minnesota. They made their home on a farm in Stanley Township where they raised their five children. Family and farming were Gordon's passion. He served as treasurer of the Stanley Township Board for 22 years, served on Lyon County Farm Bureau Board, and the St. Clotilde Cemetery Board. Gordon was also a member of the St. Clotilde Holy Name Society, and a lifetime honorary member of the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree.

Gordon died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at his residence in rural Marshall. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Carolyn, children Curt (and Coreen), Todd (and Roxanne), Bradley, Rebecca (and Scott Regnier), and Brenda (and Tim) Lehmann, grandchildren Jordan, Kelsey, John, Ashley, Shanna, Jack and KC Boerboom, Brett, Garett, and Sam Regnier, brother Greg (and Paula) Boerboom, sisters Angeline (and Dave) Bratrud, Sharon (and Jim) Theuninck, Shirley (and Dennis) Kerkaert, JoAnn (and Art) Hoffmann, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Gilbert and nephew Mark Bratrud.

Blessed be his memory, may he rest in peace.

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Sending my most sincere condolences to you Carolyn and to your family and to Gordy's extended family. May you find comfort and support from family and friends during this difficult time. Our loved ones are never forgotten but will always be missed. My siblings and myself shared many happy times in 4-H competitions with Gordy and his siblings. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathleen (Fuhrmann) Lanoue Sep 6 2017 9:10 AM

Gordon and I had many, many conversations dealing with end-of-life issues. He told me that "we all are going to die" it's just matter of time, But not once did I hear fear or hopelessness in his voice. He enjoyed attending both Bible study classes and weekly Mass to strengthen his faith. Thus, we can proclaim St. John the Divine about our sainted brother, Gordon, "Oh, how glorious is that Kingdom; wherein all the Saints do rejoice with Christ! They are clothed with white robes and follow the Lamb whithersoever He goes." With my prayerful Christian sympathy,

Chaplain Emeritus Tom Chopp Sep 5 2017 3:32 PM

Carolyn & family, We are so sorry to hear that Gordy had passed away. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad time in your lives. May God be with you through it all.

Mike & Lorraine Weverka Sep 5 2017 2:46 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the promise found at Isaiah 25:8 bring some comfort to family and friends. "He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces. God will remove sickness, old age and death from the human family. Jesus Christ taught us to pray for Gods Kingdom to come at Matthew 6:9,10. God's original purpose for the earth being a paradise will be realized. We will be with our dear loved ones once again. May Gods loving promises and your pleasant memories comfort you at this difficult time and in the days ahead.

Shay Lee Sep 4 2017 3:59 AM

Carolyn & family, So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

April Johnson valdez Sep 4 2017 1:41 AM

Carolyn and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers God bless you.

Jackie Sep 3 2017 11:16 PM

Carolyn & family~Our sincere sympathy & heartfelt sorrow in you loss~cherish all your special memories you shared with "Dad". He is now enjoying eternal life with our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ. Rest in Paradise Gordy! Blessed be his memory.

Kevin & Shelley Meulebroeck Sep 3 2017 10:14 PM