Boniface Zierden, of Stanchfield, passed away on Monday, March, 22, 2021 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, MN. He was 85 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Braham with Fr. Don Wagner officiating.
VISITATION will be held from 9:30 -10:30 am on Thursday morning at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham. No visitation will be held at the church.
INTERMENT will be in the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Braham
MEMORIALS are preferred to Catholic Charities.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to CDC recommendations, FACE MASKS are REQUIRED at the services for Boniface. Being aware of the need to keep social distance, and not coming if you are sick or at risk (e.g. elderly, immune-compromised) will help protect everyone.
Boniface “Boni” Joseph Zierden, of Stanchfield, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021 with family at his side. He was 85 years old.
Boni was born on September 26, 1935 in Sauk Centre, MN to James and Christine Zierden. He grew up in Sauk Centre and graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1953. Shortly after high school, Boni joined the Army. He served in Korea and was honorably discharged in 1958. After leaving the military, he started his 30 year career as a union meat cutter for Country Club Markets.
He met the love of his life, Barbara Bolduc, and they were married on August 11, 1962. They first lived in Brooklyn Park where they had their first child, Mark. They moved briefly to California, where they had their second child, Dean. They then moved back to Minnesota, where they had three more children, Scott, Troy, and Lynn. The family ultimately settled on Rush Lake in 1969, where Boni enjoyed the rest of his life.
Nothing was more important to Boni than his faith and family. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was thoroughly entertained sitting on his deck watching his children and grandchildren enjoy the lake.
Boni enjoyed traveling. He took his family on annual summer camping trips. In retirement, he and Barb traveled to many places, including Alaska and Hawaii, which were two of their favorites.
He was a founding member of the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Braham. Being a person of strong faith, he was able to fulfill his dream of visiting the Holy Land. He supported many charities that served underprivileged children around the world and visited Guatemala to meet some of the children that he and Barb sponsored.
While Boni wasn’t willing to share all of his stories, the stories he did share with his wit and humor, were enjoyed by all and will be missed.
Boni was preceded in death by his wife Barb, his parents, 5 brothers and 3 sisters.
He is survived by his children, Mark (JoAnn), Dean (Kathy), Scott (Wendy), Troy (Nikkole) and Lynn (Jeff) Schwab; grandchildren, Jessica, Grace, Zachary, Tonya, Annelise, C.J., Kate, Anna, Ryan, Haley, and Marisa; great-grandchildren, Payton, Grayson and Jason; sisters-in-law, Ruth, Alice, and Carol; as well as many other relatives and friends.