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Memorial Service

Horvath Remembrance Center - Minneota
Friday February 25th, 2022

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Horvath Remembrance Center - Minneota
Friday February 25th, 2022
1:30pm - 4:00pm

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St. Edward Catholic Cemetery
Friday February 25th, 2022

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John Peter Boulton

The memorial service for John Boulton, 91, of Porter, will be Friday, February 25, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Minneota. Visitation will take place following the service at the remembrance center until 4:00 p.m. Interment will follow the visitation at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota.

John was born on December 9, 1930, on the family farm outside of Porter, MN, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Moorse) Boulton. He attended country school through the 5th grade and graduated from Minneota High School. John married Corrine Lindstrom at St. Edward Church on October 18, 1952, and they continued to live on the farm and raised 5 children.

Farming was John’s life. He enjoyed nieces and nephews coming to the farm so they could help pick rocks, cockleburs, bale hay, and paint the outside buildings! Besides farming he also kept busy with “Boulton Trailer Sales,” on numerous elected and appointed positions with the Yellow Medicine River Watershed and the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation. He loved swimming, boating, and water skiing in his younger days. He liked to go 4 wheeling with the kids and tell us all the history of where the train came through Porter and how Alta Vista got its name. He even has “Lake John” West of Porter named after him. He enjoyed his Alexa and also playing tricks on everyone with his whoopee cushion. John had an excellent sense of humor, and he had to tell his stories or jokes over many times as he liked to hear them again himself.

John passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at the Sanford Sylvan Court in Canby. He is survived by his children: Cyndy (Vinny) DeSutter of Litchfield, Mary Jo (Ken) Gillund of Minneota, Dave and Connie, Tom (Janelle) Boulton, Kari and Ron all of Porter; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Ron and Andrea Lindstrom of Roseville, CA, Harold Regnier of Rochester, Betty Boulton of Marshall, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Corrine on August 5, 2020; parents Joseph and Elizabeth; parents-in-law Carl and Elnora Lindstrom; brother Leonard and sister Joan Regnier; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Robert and Helen Boulton, Al and Mary (Boulton) Hess, Irving and Ruth (Boulton) Jerzak, Jack and Esther (Boulton) McLaughlin.

Peace often begins with an act of kindness….we thank you for yours.  Your expression of sympathy will always be remembered by the family of John Boulton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Edward Church or School in Minneota.

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I am deeply sorry for your loss

Diane Osmond Feb 28 2022 12:22 PM

Sending my sincere sympathy to his family. In working with John at the YM a river Watershed I found him to be one of the best guys on the board. He always tried to be fair and friendly. He never lost his temper. Did he have one? Lol. I never saw it. Prayers for comfort for all of his family.

Cindy Potz Feb 26 2022 11:49 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Boulton

Jimmy, Kimberly, & Nicholas Callens Feb 24 2022 6:21 AM

I have very fun memories of John from many years ago. I clearly remember picking rocks and cockleburs, and painting that damm barn for days! But even better was the humor and fun that John seemed to bring to every occasion. Uncle John was a favorite and will be missed.

Kevin Regnier Feb 23 2022 5:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Boulton

Karen and Rick Keenan Feb 22 2022 3:38 PM

We will always remember John as a thoughtful, kind and decent man with a great sense of humor and optimism. He will be deeply missed.

Jack and Mary Hickerson Feb 22 2022 8:02 AM

Shouldn't the world just stop spinning today? Mine will for a moment as I hold all who knew him my heart.

Dave Ross Feb 21 2022 7:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Boulton

Chris Hansen Feb 21 2022 6:00 PM

we will miss his quick wit,big smile and positive attitude. May God be with you Dave and all those close to John at this time

tim d kats Feb 21 2022 2:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Boulton

Judy Esping Feb 21 2022 10:50 AM

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