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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.


  1. Mrs. Boekenoogen was my second-grade teacher, and I adored her. May she rest in peace and tranquility, and may her loved ones and friends find comfort in knowing about the significant influence she had on her students’ lives.

  2. Ruth Hagfors

    Dearest Rena and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. The few times that I spent with you and your Mom were lots of fun. I know you will truly miss her as will all her many friends and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve the loss of your Mom.

  3. I worked at Fairview with Marge for several years. She was a happy, fun lady. She had several teacher holiday parties and Marge was the hostess with the mostest!!!!!! Just a marvelous gracious person and wonderful cook!!!!
    I will always have fond memories of our get togethers.
    I send to Rena and her family my deepest sympathy.

  4. Dear Rena, I am in shock…have been with your Mom nearly every morning at Half Hour Fitness since she moved back to Mora. So many wonderful memories of teaching together and socializing together. Our Thursday night dinner parties were the best – your Mom was the best. And I deeply regret that I will be out of town and unable to celebrate her life with you and the family! Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate her life and grieve her loss! Sincerely, Mary Locken Brelie

  5. Dear Rena,
    We are so saddened for your loss. Marge was such a fun person and I enjoyed my times spent with her. Dave and I are in Williston, ND at this time so we will be unable to attend your mom’s funeral. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Dear Rena, I just got the sad news yesterday when my dad (Max Boekenoogen) called. I am so sorry for your loss. I just want you to know you can contact me anytime – we are family. It’s been decades since we’ve seen each other but would love hearing from you when you feel like it. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know she is with our Lord and Savior right now – for that we can have peace. Sandy (Boekenoogen) Borling

  7. Rena,
    I’m so sad to hear about your Mom’s passing. It is heartbreaking to lose a loved one. Your Mom was obviously well loved and now in good hands.
    Take care and let me know if I can do anything for you.

    Mary Chase (Swirtz)
    Travel Leaders

  8. Dear Rena
    Just heard today that your mom passed away. I know you will really miss her. Remember all the good times you two had. You are in our thoughts.
    Rita Drabant

  9. Dear Rena, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Rena, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. I so enjoyed talking with her when she came out to see Mom and Dad in Ferndale. I am also in education as is my husband, Gordon, and we had interesting conversations with her regarding education. She was an intelligent and kind person who will be missed.

  11. Dear Rena
    So Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. It has been many years since I have seen either of you but I have so many fond memories including our youthful trips to Chanhassen Dinner Theater. Our whole family now enjoys going there. Your Mom started this wonderful family experience for us!
    Hugs to you.

  12. Dear Rena,
    My sympathy and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Memories kept close to your heart helps the hurt.

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