AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Marjorie Boekenoogen, of Mora, died on Wednesday July 6, 2016 at her home. She was 82 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held on Saturday, July 9th at 2:00 p.m. at Mora United Methodist Church.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the church.
INURNMENT will be at a later date.
MEMORIALS may be sent to The American Cancer Society
Marjorie Ann Boekenoogen was born Marjorie Ann Hansen, in Peace Township north of Mora on November 25, 1933, to Zola and Elsie Hansen. As a child growing up, Marge attended the Warman School and graduated from Mora High School. She told the story of a childhood “special occasion” when her father treated her to a bag of White Castle sliders. She received her teaching degree from UMD and her 5th year in Special Ed from the St. Cloud State Teachers’ College. She began her teaching career at the Moose Lake, MN elementary school. Marge was united in marriage to Lee Clark Boekenoogen, a pharmacist, in Moose Lake, on July 20, 1958. Their daughter, Rena Leigh was born in 1959.
Following Lee’s tragic death in an automobile accident, Marge and Rena moved to Mora where Marge resumed her teaching career, teaching second grade and special education. When she wasn’t at home, Marge loved to travel, both with her extended family and with the “Magnificent Seven”, a group of local lady fellow travelers. Marge was Kranskulla for the Mora Vasaloppet in 1990-1991. After Marge retired from teaching she moved to an apartment in St. Cloud, MN. She found time to pursue her golf game, helped out in the classroom as an assistant, and continued to travel with her friends and family.
Marge moved back to Mora in 2015, where she lived until her passing on July 6, 2016. She will be missed by all those blessed enough to have known her. She was very active in her church and she loved going to the Crystal Bar and Grill for lunch with her buddies after church. She was also very active in apartment life participating in pot luck’s and bingo among other things.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. Marge is survived by her daughter Rena of Maplewood, her sister Marilyn Gorham of Mora, her brother John Hansen (Helen) of Brainerd and numerous nieces and nephews.