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Obituaries from the week of August 22, 2007

Angele Filkins, 98
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 Allan’s death in 1993, Angele moved to Maplewood to live in the Cottages on Woodlyn and eventually into the Maplewood Care Center.
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 son, Charles.
Interment will be at the Tracy City Cemetery. The Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy is handling the arrangements.

John Boever, 80
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. Paul’s 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. Anne’s 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. Paul’s 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 Lion’s 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 arrangements.