Bryan Boeck, 1921-2019

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Bryan Boeck, 97 years and 11 months, of Albert Lea passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Community under hospice care. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. Interment will be at Alden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service. Online condolences are welcome at

Bryan Boeck

Bryan Carl was born Feb. 5, 1921, to Charles and Mary Boeck in Easton.

Bryan grew up on the family farm west of Wells and attended school at the little pink schoolhouse. On June 26, 1944, Bryan was united in marriage to Maxine Niebuhr. He and Maxine farmed near Alden for 50 years and were members of Redeemer Lutheran Church. He was a member of the church council and was on the Foster Township board for a number of years. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, dancing at Golden Bubble and traveling south in the winters. He went fishing at lakes all over southern Minnesota and enjoyed time spent at their cabin in Nevis. He could fix anything and was proud of his farm.

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Survivors include his children David (Lynne) Boeck of Mesa, Arizona, Marilyn DeBonny of Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Debbie (Tony) Politz of Lawrenceville, Georgia; sister, Doris Kastner; grandchildren Ashley Politz and her fiance, Brandon Barber, Jeremy (Brenda) Boeck and Angie (Brad) Schmidt; five great-grandchildren, Hayden, Hudson, Shawnee, Dillon and Daniel; and many nieces and nephews.

Bryan was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maxine; sisters Wilma Kuss and Lola Yore; brothers Glen, Leon, Robert, Mel and Homer; son-in-law, Mike DeBonny; and several brothers and sisters-in-law. May he rest in peace.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Patty and her staff at Embrace Home Care, who took care of Bryan and Maxine the past few years.