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James L. Boese

d. February 26, 2023

Leisure World, AZ

 

Of Leisure World, AZ and Anoka, MN

Jim Boese, 78, passed away on February 26th, 2023 in Duluth, MN.

He was born in Sioux Falls, SD in 1944, raised in Parker, SD, graduated from Parker High School in 1962, and graduated from SDSU with a doctorate in Pharmacy in 1967.

James united in marriage with Sandra K Rikansrud in 1967. He immediately began his lifelong career with Walgreens Drug with an internship in Chicago, IL. He was drafted and spent two years working at Walson Army Hospital in New Jersey.

Jim & Sandy moved to Duluth, MN in 1970 where he finished his 40-year career as an extremely successful Pharmacist Store Manager for Walgreens. He achieved dozens of awards for top sales and success.

Jim and Sandy had three children: Jennifer, Michael & Samantha. He was very involved in their lives, always there to support them, and loved being a dad.

Jim loved the outdoor lifestyle of northern Minnesota. His passions were hunting, fishing and boating. The family spent summers at Breezy Point, MN.

Jim’s other hobby, which he loved and excelled at, was competitive duplicate bridge.

When Jim retired in 2010, he & Sandy moved to Leisure World in Mesa, AZ. He spent his time golfing and playing duplicate bridge.

Jim is survived by his wife, Sandy Boese; his children, Jennifer Hill, Michael Boese & Samantha (Jim) DeArmond; grandchildren, Noah Hill, Tyler Boese, Reagan Hill, Rafe DeArmond & Briggs DeArmond; siblings, Judy (Boese) Schlunsen & Richard Boese.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tobias & Marie Boese; and siblings, Donna (Boese) Anderson & Norma (Boese) Sinning.

Sandy was the love of Jim’s life and his kids & grandkids were his greatest joy. Jim was a rock to his family. He was so very loved, immensely respected and will be so deeply missed.

A Celebration of Life will be at 1:00pm on May 13, 2023 at Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E. Second Street, Duluth with a Visitation beginning at 12:00pm.

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Dougherty Funeral Home Duluth

600 East Second Street, Duluth, MN 55805

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 13, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Dougherty Funeral Home Duluth

600 East Second Street, Duluth, MN 55805

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