Andrew Boser, 99

Andrew H. Boser, a resident of Pierz,  passed away, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, July 14, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz with Father Gerald Dalseth officiating and Father Bernard Kahlhamer concelebrating. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery in Pierz.

Andrew was born May 6, 1913, in his home near Lastrup, to the late Otto and Theresa (Donek) Boser. He attended country school through the eighth grade. Andrew was united in marriage to Catherine Tembreull Oct. 14, 1940, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz. The couple farmed near Lastrup, Minnesota, retiring in 1969. Andrew was known to be able to fix anything at the farm. He enjoyed playing cards at the Pierz Senior Center, farming, horses, fishing, baseball and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Andrew is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Catherine Boser of Pierz; sons, Jim (Arlene) Boser of Pierz, John (Patricia) Boser of Fridley, Allen (Pat) Boser of Lino Lakes and Gary (Dollie) Boser of St. Cloud; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Andrew was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Theresa Boser; brothers, William, Alfred and Herbert; sisters, Anne, Elizabeth, Katie, Leona and Evelyn.

Pallbearers were Craig Boser, Cory Boser, Scott Boser, DeAnna Fuhrman, Denise Girtz, Amy Boser, Sarah Moore and Roxanne Eblen.