Edwin Boerner, 73, Albert Lea

Published 9:26 am Monday, August 1, 2011

Memorial services for Edwin L. Boerner, of Albert Lea, were held at 11 a.m. today at the Bonnerup Funeral Service Chapel. The Rev. Tom Biatek officiated. Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Bonnerup Funeral Service Chapel and one hour prior to the service.


Edwin died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Three Fingers Campground in Forest City, Iowa. He was 73 years of age.

Ed was born Aug. 14, 1937, in Albert Lea, the son of Henry and Veryl (Flanagan) Boerner. He received his education in Albert Lea. Ed was a Freeborn County resident most of his life and was self employed as a truck driver for many years. He also worked for the Streator Co. and Swift Eckrich.

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Ed was a long time member of the Albert Lea Clown Troop and a member of AA for over 20 years.

On Sept. 22, 1982, he was united in marriage to Marlene M. Gulbertson in Alaska.
Ed loved camping, riding motorcycles, tattoos and family gatherings.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene Boerner of Albert Lea; father-in-law, Francis Gulbertson of Albert Lea; children: Scott (June) Meyers of Los Angeles, Calif., Darcy (Nick Pete) Boerner of Colorado, Tony Boerner and his special friend Joe of Albert Lea, and Angela Sanchez of Albert Lea; grandchildren include: Madeline, Eleanor, Julian, Shamea, Shaelynn, Rudy and Selena; one sister survives, Margaret Tusen of Albert Lea; brothers and sisters-in-law: Arnold (Susan) Gulbertson, Alzada (Kent Flatness) Gulbertson, Cherri (Steve) Nelson, Francis Gulbertson and Brenda (Jose) Avelar, nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Vicky Boerner; brother, Duane (Cathy) Boerner; niece, Caryn Decker; nephews: Todd and Ricky Boerner; son-in-law, Rudy Sanchez Jr.; mother-in-law, Opal Gulbertson; and brother-in-law, Carl Tusen.