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Alfred Joseph Boggs

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Alfred Joseph Boggs

Alfred Joseph Boggs, 73, beloved husband, father, grandfather and helpful friend too many, peacefully entered his heavenly home Monday, April 22, 2013, in Rockport, Texas, after a valiant and dignified battle with cancer.

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Born March 24, 1940 to farming parents, Daniel O. Boggs and Catherine A. (Miller) Boggs of Aitkin. He evermore loved "the land" and expressed this through his many beautiful gardens throughout his lifetime. He also loved tennis, fishing, bird watching and RV vacations to most parts of the U.S. He loved to see how people lived and to enjoy the beauty of our wonderful country. Toiling was his fun. He deservedly took pride in the two houses he built, much of the work done by his own hands.

He earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in chemistry, math and physics. With these he became an airplane builder, a math and chemistry teacher and an Assistant Director at 916 Vocational Technical College in White Bear Lake. He retired after teaching two years at Park Rapids High School. He was longtime summer resident of Big Sand Lake.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Polly (Makulec) Boggs of Rockford, Ill.; daughters, Kathryn Keroff of St. Louis, Mo., and Joanne of Canton, S.D.; son, David of Orange City, Iowa; sisters, Josephine Larson of Willmar and Margaret Aydt of St. Cloud.

Funeral Mass: Sacred Heart Parish Activity Center, 213 S. Church St., Rockport, Texas.

Memorial service: This summer at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Nevis.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to, https://hospicenet.org/html/donations.html

Alfred Joseph Boggs, 73, beloved husband, father, grandfather and helpful friend too many, peacefully entered his heavenly home Monday, April 22, 2013, in Rockport, Texas, after a valiant and dignified battle with cancer.

Born March 24, 1940 to farming parents, Daniel O. Boggs and Catherine A. (Miller) Boggs of Aitkin. He evermore loved "the land" and expressed this through his many beautiful gardens throughout his lifetime. He also loved tennis, fishing, bird watching and RV vacations to most parts of the U.S. He loved to see how people lived and to enjoy the beauty of our wonderful country. Toiling was his fun. He deservedly took pride in the two houses he built, much of the work done by his own hands.

He earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in chemistry, math and physics. With these he became an airplane builder, a math and chemistry teacher and an Assistant Director at 916 Vocational Technical College in White Bear Lake. He retired after teaching two years at Park Rapids High School. He was longtime summer resident of Big Sand Lake.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Polly (Makulec) Boggs of Rockford, Ill.; daughters, Kathryn Keroff of St. Louis, Mo., and Joanne of Canton, S.D.; son, David of Orange City, Iowa; sisters, Josephine Larson of Willmar and Margaret Aydt of St. Cloud.

Funeral Mass: Sacred Heart Parish Activity Center, 213 S. Church St., Rockport, Texas.

Memorial service: This summer at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Nevis.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to, https://hospicenet.org/html/donations.html

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