Angele Filkins age 98 of Maplewood, MN died Tuesday,
August 14, 2007 at the Maplewood Care Center in
Maplewood, MN. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m.
Saturday, August 18, 2007 at the Almlie Funeral Home in
Tracy with visitation held one hour prior to the service
at the funeral home.
Angele Marie Filkins was born August 3, 1909 to Perne and
Dora (Brace) Silvernale in Currie, MN, Murray County. She
was baptized in the Christian faith and attended Tracy
Public Schools in Tracy, MN.
On February 2, 1934 Angele married Allan Filkins in Sioux
Falls, SD. They lived on a farm in the Tracy area for
many years. After her teaching years, Angele and Allan
retired in Mesa, Arizona for about 10 years and
eventually moved back to Rosemount. After Allans
death in 1993, Angele moved to Maplewood to live in the
Cottages on Woodlyn and eventually into the Maplewood
After graduating from high school, Angele went on to
college in Mankato, MN. While going to school, she worked
for her room and board and to help pay her tuition. She
even participated in a dance marathon to help pay for
college. She then taught at a country school for a few
years until she met Allan. When her children were about
finished with school, she returned to college at River
Falls, Wisconsin University and received her Bachelor of
Science degree. She then went on to teach 3rd grade for
about 15 years. Over the years, Angele was very active in
school and church activities. She also helped to start
"The Villagers", a social activities group for
the people living at the Cottages on Woodlyn.
On Tuesday, August 14, 2007 Angele died at the Maplewood
Care Center at the age of 98.
Survivors include her daughter Virginia (Bob) Pleban; one
daughter-in-law Ruth Filkins; four grandchildren, Kelly
Kugel, Jay Filkins, Marie Berg, and Marilyn Brown; seven
great grandchildren, Ted, Bill, Christopher, Adam,
Regina, Zorada, and Robert.
She was preceded in death by her husband Allan, and one
Interment will be at the Tracy City Cemetery. The Almlie
Funeral Home of Tracy is handling the arrangements.
John "Jack" Boever, age 80 of Walnut Grove
passed away Friday, August 17, 2007 at Prairie Home
Hospice in Marshall, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be
held on Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. from St.
Pauls Catholic Church in Walnut Grove. Interment
will follow in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation
will be held Wednesday evening from 5 until 7:30 with a 7
p.m. prayer service and rosary at the Walnut Grove
Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to
services at the church on Thursday.
John Henry Boever was born March 13, 1927 in Remsen, Iowa
to Matthew and Margaret (Gherns) Boever. John was
baptized at the Catholic Church in Remsen, Iowa. His
family then moved to the Wabasso area. He was confirmed
at St. Annes Catholic Church in Wabasso. MN. He
also attended school in Wabasso.
John was united in marriage to Agnes Mae Burns on January
13, 1948 at St. Pauls Catholic Church in Walnut
Grove. John and Agnes lived and farmed north of Walnut
Grove in North Hero Township from 1948 until their
retirement in 1983. They then moved into Walnut Grove
where they have resided since.
After moving to town, John was active in the Lions
Club and had also served on the Walnut Grove City
Council. He was also a member of the Knights of Colombus.
He enjoyed fishing, bowling, motorcycling, snowmobiling,
going to their cabin on Lake Shetek and spending time
with family and friends.
John Henry Boever is survived by his children: Patricia
(Jim) Skewes of Marshall, MN, Judy (Ron) Spatafora of
Dallas, TX, and Robert (Patricia) Boever of Eagan, MN;
grandchildren: Sonja (Brian) Thoreen, Monique Skewes,
Brandon (Lori) Skewes, Anita (Richard) Knight and Joshua
Boever; great grandchildren: Lydia, Zachary, Haley,
Victoria and Ethan; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, wife Agnes,
sisters Mildred, Catherine & Dorothy and brothers
Marvin & Paul.
The Walnut Grove Funeral Home is handling the